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RELIGST 302: Islamic Studies Proseminar

Research methods and materials for the study of Islam. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2012 | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 302A: Monsters, Ghosts and Other Fantastic Beings: The Supernatural and the Mysterious in Japanese Culture (RELIGST 202A)

Examine the development of strange and fantastic creatures in Japan. Mysterious creatures in folklore, literature, art, manga and movies. Through them see how the concept of the strange or mysterious have evolved and how they inform Japanese modernity.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 303: Myth, Place, and Ritual in the Study of Religion (RELIGST 203)

Sources include: ethnographic texts and theoretical writings; the approaches of Charles Long, Jonathan Z. Smith, Victor Turner, Michael D. Jackson, and Wendy Doniger; and lived experiences as recounted in Judith Sherman's Say the Name: A Survivor's Tale in Prose and Poetry, Jackson's At Home in the World, Marie Cardinal's The Words to Say It, and John Phillip Santos¿ Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 304A: Theories and Methods

Required of graduate students in Religious Studies. Approaches to the study of religion. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeat for credit.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 304B: Theories and Methods

Required of graduate students in Religious Studies. Approaches to the study of religion. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeat for credit.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2017 | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 308: Medieval Japanese Buddhism

Japanese religion and culture, including Buddhism, Shinto, popular religion, and new religions, through the medium of film.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 312: Buddhist Studies Proseminar

Research methods and materials for the study of Buddhism. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: reading knowledge of Chinese or Japanese.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2007 | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 313X: The Education of American Jews (EDUC 313, JEWISHST 393X)

This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to the question of how American Jews negotiate the desire to retain a unique ethnic sensibility without excluding themselves from American culture more broadly. Students will examine the various ways in which people debate, deliberate, and determine what it means to be an "American Jew". This includes an investigation of how American Jewish relationships to formal and informal educational encounters through school, popular culture, religious ritual, and politics.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2017 | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 314: Seminar in Buddhist Historiography

The focus of this course is on approaches to the past from within Buddhist traditions rather than modern academic writing on Buddhist history. We will briefly examine research on religious conceptions of the past in other religions before turning to the full range of Buddhist historiography, including writings from India, Ceylon, China, Tibet and Japan. The first half of the class will be dedicated to reading and discussing scholarship as well as some primary sources in translation. In the second half of the course, students will develop projects based on their interests, culminating in presentations and a research paper.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Winter 2016 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 315A: Chinese Buddhism

This course provides an overview of the major themes and historical developments in 2000 years of Buddhist history in China, from its early transmission from India to contemporary developments in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Themes include monasticism, doctrine, popular devotion, state policy and the encounter with modernity.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2014 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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