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RELI0298A-W15

Cross-Listed As:
INTD0298A-W15

CRN: 11362

Privilege and Poverty

Privilege and Poverty: The Ethics of Economic Inequality
In this course we will study the ethical implications of domestic and global economic inequality. Drawing from history, economics, sociology, philosophy, theology, and other disciplines, we will examine the causes and consequences of inequality, critically evaluate our usage of the terms “privilege” and “poverty,” and consider the range of moral responses individuals and society might have to inequality. We will ask whether it is unfair, unfortunate, or necessary that some citizens live with significantly less material wealth than others, and whether those who experience “privilege” have any moral responsibility to those who exist in “poverty.”

RELI0500A-W15

CRN: 10152

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500B-W15

CRN: 10153

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500C-W15

CRN: 10417

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500F-W15

CRN: 10712

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500G-W15

CRN: 10418

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500J-W15

CRN: 10158

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500K-W15

CRN: 10419

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500L-W15

CRN: 10713

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500M-W15

CRN: 10950

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0500P-W15

CRN: 11411

Independent Research

Independent Research
(Approval Required)

RELI0700A-W15

CRN: 10159

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700B-W15

CRN: 10160

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700C-W15

CRN: 10420

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700F-W15

CRN: 10716

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700G-W15

CRN: 10421

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700J-W15

CRN: 10165

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700K-W15

CRN: 10422

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700L-W15

CRN: 10717

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700M-W15

CRN: 10951

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0700P-W15

CRN: 11412

Senior Project in Religion

Senior Project
(Approval Required)

RELI0701A-W15

CRN: 10973

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701B-W15

CRN: 10974

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701C-W15

CRN: 10975

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701F-W15

CRN: 10978

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701G-W15

CRN: 10979

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701J-W15

CRN: 10982

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701K-W15

CRN: 10983

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701L-W15

CRN: 10984

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701M-W15

CRN: 10985

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI0701P-W15

CRN: 11413

Senior Thesis in Religion

Senior Research for Honors Candidates
Approval required

RELI1029A-W15

CRN: 11407

Global Pentecostalism

Global Pentecostalism
In this course we will explore developments in contemporary Pentecostal and charismatic movements, rapidly growing forms of global Christianity that emphasize direct personal experience with God through the baptism of the Holy Spirit and “speaking in tongues.” We will begin with an exploration of the central beliefs and practices in Pentecostalism, its modern origins in the Azuza Street Revival, and racial tensions among the early “classical denominations” of North America. Then we will turn our attention to the global spread of Pentecostalism in the 20th century, examining its cultural and ethnic variations in South America, Africa, and China. Finally, we will consider how these diverse global movements and neo-charismatic mega churches (especially their use of the media and endorsement of prosperity theology) are re-shaping the face of traditional Christianity.

RELI1034A-W15

CRN: 11361

C.S. Lewis:Literature/Religion

C. S. Lewis: His Life, Literature, and Religion
Perhaps no other writer in the last sixty years has had as much influence on English-speaking Christianity as C.S. Lewis. He was a literary polymath. In this course we will delve into Lewis’ fictional worlds, exploring the meaning and symbolism of his Chronicles of Narnia, Space Trilogy, Screwtape Letters, and mythical novel Till We Have Faces. We will also read selections from his nonfictional corpus, including Mere Christianity, The Problem of Pain, The Abolition of Man, and The Weight of Glory. Finally, we will contextualize these writings by examining Lewis’ life, times, and legacy.

RELI1035A-W15

CRN: 11398

Hinduism in Performance

Hinduism in Performance
We will explore the intersection of performativity and Hindu religiosityguided by the analytic categories of Indian aesthetic theory. We will delve into the poetic visions of Kālidāsa; the communal nature of theatrical festivals; the expressions of movement in possession and dance; the social cohesion of popular devotional songs; the divinely inspired singing of Tantric mystics; and the modern critique of Hindu orthodoxy in the films of Ray, Mehta, and Sen. By developing an enriched experiential knowledge of South Asian performance as part of Hindu religious life, we will enhance our own aesthetic appreciation and expressivity.