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RELIGST 283: Religion and Literature

A wide-ranging exploration of religious themes in literary works. Readings will include prose and poetry stemming from various world regions, time periods, and religious traditions.
Terms: Win | Units: 4
Instructors: Yearley, L. (PI)

RELIGST 283A: Modern Notions of 'The Holy': Hölderlin, Heidegger, Celan (COMPLIT 283A, COMPLIT 383A, GERMAN 283A, GERMAN 383A, RELIGST 383A)

This course explores the question, "What may we call 'holy' in the modern era?" by focusing mostly on three key writers and thinkers, who "in various ways, and in different times" raised this question: Friedrich Hölderlin, Martin Heidegger, and Paul Celan. Given the scope of this question and its various reverberations and implications, we will also read "continental philosophy of religion" (Marion, Courtine, Caputo, and Vattimo, among others), as well as some of the work of Jacques Derrida.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum

RELIGST 290: Majors' Seminar: Theories of Religion

Required of all majors and combined majors. The study of religion reflects upon itself. Representative modern and contemporary attempts to "theorize," and thereby understand, the phenomena of religion in anthropology, psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and philosophy. WIM.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Sockness, B. (PI)

RELIGST 297: Senior Essay/Honors Thesis Research

Guided by faculty adviser. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor and department.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit

RELIGST 298: Senior Colloquium

For Religious Studies majors writing the senior essay or honors thesis. Students present work in progress, and read and respond to others. Approaches to research and writing in the humanities.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

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: Win | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Yearley, L. (PI)

RELIGST 317: The Lotus Sutra in Japanese Buddhism (RELIGST 217)

This seminar explores the influence of the Lotus Sutra, one of the most important Mahayana scriptures, in Japan. We will study how different Japanese Buddhist schools have interpreted this sutra and analyze a wide range of religious practices, art works, and literature associated with this text. All readings will be in English. Prerequisites: Solid foundation in either Buddhist studies or East Asian Studies. You must have taken at least one other course in Buddhist Studies. NOTE: Undergraduates must enroll for 5 units; graduate students can enroll for 3-5 units.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Mross, M. (PI)

RELIGST 319: Readings in Hindu Texts

Readings in Hindu texts in Sanskrit. Texts will be selected based on student interest. Prerequisite: Sanskrit.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Fisher, E. (PI)

RELIGST 321: The Talmud: Research Methods and Tools (RELIGST 221)

This seminar introduces students to the academic study of the Talmud and related classical rabbinic texts from late antiquity. Students will engage the major philological and historical questions concerning the making of the Talmud, along with textual tools to help them decode the texts. Prerequisite: Hebrew.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit

RELIGST 321C: Aramaic Texts (JEWISHST 221C, JEWISHST 321C, RELIGST 221C)

Reading of Aramaic texts with special focus on grammar and syntax.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Penn, M. (PI)
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