This course investigates how the Bible has been used and abused in the debate about a variety of modern moral issues, including sexual relations, economic inequality, social status, language about God, and the role of women in religion and society.
REL 260Theories of Religion
What does it mean to study religion? Examine classic and contemporary theories about religion—what is it, how it works, and why do people do it—and the different methods that shape the academic field of Religious Studies.
REL 272Islam in the Modern World
Explore global Islam in the contemporary world through the interdisciplinary lens of Religious Studies. Learn how Muslims around the world understand the role of Islam in society, culture, and politics today. Readings examine issues of gender, nationalism, orientalism, Islamic law, violence and resistance, human rights, and more.