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RELIGST 316: Tantric Buddhism

This course explores many of the key issues in the study of tantric Buddhism, including aspects of its historical development, ritual ideology, visual and material culture, notions of identity and embodiment, and variations across different times and cultures. Focusing on the traditions of India, Nepal, and Tibet, students will read primary texts in translation, debate secondary literature, view artworks in museum galleries, and develop final projects based on their research interests. Course readings are in English.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 318: Islam, Race and Revolution: A Pan-American Approach (AMSTUD 218, CSRE 218, RELIGST 218)

Taking a pan-American approach to the study of religious traditions, this upper-level course traces the history of the critical intersection between race, religion and revolution among Muslims from the turn of the nineteenth century until the present day. Moving from the Atlantic Revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to the United States, to the decolonizing Third World, and then finally to the contemporary Middle East, this class will emphasize that Islam and race together have been used by many groups in order to challenge existing power structures, agitate for change, and more than occasionally, transform the social, cultural and governmental structures comprising their worlds. Moreover, although this class is concentrated upon religious formations in the Americas, students will explore global events throughout the Muslim world in order to examine how global politics contribute to religious formations, solidarities and identities. At the conclusion of th more »
Taking a pan-American approach to the study of religious traditions, this upper-level course traces the history of the critical intersection between race, religion and revolution among Muslims from the turn of the nineteenth century until the present day. Moving from the Atlantic Revolutions of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, to the United States, to the decolonizing Third World, and then finally to the contemporary Middle East, this class will emphasize that Islam and race together have been used by many groups in order to challenge existing power structures, agitate for change, and more than occasionally, transform the social, cultural and governmental structures comprising their worlds. Moreover, although this class is concentrated upon religious formations in the Americas, students will explore global events throughout the Muslim world in order to examine how global politics contribute to religious formations, solidarities and identities. At the conclusion of this course, students will be expected to write a 10-15 page research paper, and a topic will be chosen in consultation with the instructor. Students will also be expected to write weekly reflection papers, which will serve to facilitate class discussion. Undergraduates register for 200-level for 5 units. Graduate students register for 300-level for 3-5 units.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2018 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 319: Readings in Hindu Texts

Readings in Hindu texts in Sanskrit. Texts will be selected based on student interest. Prerequisite: Sanskrit.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Fisher, E. (PI)

RELIGST 320: Religion and Literature

grad seminar in religion and literature-description to follow.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2015 | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 321: The Talmud (RELIGST 221)

Strategies of interpretation, debate, and law making. Historical contexts. Prerequisite: Hebrew.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2008 | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 321B: What is Talmud? (RELIGST 221B)

In what sense can Talmud be studied as literature? Which voices can be identified? Concepts of author, editor, or redactor. The basic textual units of Talmud: sugya, chapter, and tractate. The sugya as literary genre. The aesthetic of talmudic dialectics.nnPrerequisite: reading Hebrew with some understanding of biblical Hebrew
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2013 | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

RELIGST 321D: Readings in Syriac Literature (JEWISHST 221D, JEWISHST 321D, RELIGST 221D)

In recent years, there has been growing interest in the works of Syriac speaking Christians in antiquity and beyond. This course offers an introduction to the Syriac language, including its script, vocabulary and grammar, and a chance to read from a selection of foundational Syriac Christian texts.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Spring 2016 | Units: 2-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 322B: Sufism Seminar (RELIGST 222B)

Sufism through original texts and specialized scholarship. Prerequisite: ability to read at least one major language of Islamic religious literature (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu).
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2009 | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 324: Classical Islamic Texts (RELIGST 224)

The course is based on readings in primary Arabic sources in the key fields of pre-modern Islamic scholarship. The list of readings and topics will depend on the interests of the students. In addition to focusing on the language, contents, and context of the texts covered, the course introduces genre-specific historical research methods. The reading selections may be derived from Qur¿anic interpretation (tafsir), the hadith literature, adab, biographical dictionaries, fiqh, ta'rikh, kalam, or Sufism. Reading knowledge of Arabic is required.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2014 | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

RELIGST 327: The Qur'an (RELIGST 227)

Early history, themes, structure, chronology, and premodern interpretation. Relative chronology of passages.
Terms: not given this year, last offered Autumn 2007 | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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