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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 2 times (up to 8 units total)
Instructors: Yearley, L. (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 3 times (up to 15 units total)
Instructors: Fisher, E. (PI)

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

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

RELIGST 332: Buddhist Meditation: Ancient and Modern (RELIGST 232)

An exploration of the theory and practice of Buddhist meditation from the time of the Buddha to the modern mindfulness boom, with attention to the wide range of techniques developed and their diverse interpretation.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Harrison, P. (PI)

RELIGST 334: Islam and Material Culture (RELIGST 234)

Material objects are essential elements of Islamic cultures and practices. This course examines Islamic art, sculpture, architecture, devotional objects, and clothing, as well as basic concepts in studying religion and material culture.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5
Instructors: Bigelow, A. (PI)

RELIGST 344: Feminist Theory and the Study of Religion

This seminar aims to put feminist theory and religious studies into conversation with each other in order to explore the resulting intersections. It will examine new directions in current scholarship. What does it mean to apply a gender studies lens to the study of religion? How do feminist conceptions of embodiment reinforce and/or context religious conceptions of the body? What are the implications of the "return of religion" currently invoked in feminist discourses? We will read works by Judith Butler, Luce Irigaray, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Saba Mahmood, Shawn Copeland, a.o. Other thematic choices may be determined by interest of graduate students enrolled in the course.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5

RELIGST 345: Readings in Late Ancient Christianity

Topics in the study of Christianity for doctoral students. Recent scholarship and approaches to research.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Penn, M. (PI)

RELIGST 358: Readings in Japanese Buddhist Texts (RELIGST 258)

In this course, we will read premodern Japanese Buddhist texts. Prerequisite: Chinese and/or Japanese.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Mross, M. (PI)

RELIGST 359A: American Religions in a Global Context: Proseminar

This 1-unit proseminar is open to graduate students interested in American Religions in a Global Context. We will meet once a month to discuss student and faculty work-in-progress and important books in the field. Enrollment in the proseminar is required for students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in American Religions.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 10 times (up to 10 units total)
Instructors: Lum, K. (PI)

RELIGST 370X: Religion and Science in the Amazon and Elsewhere (ANTHRO 181, ANTHRO 281, RELIGST 270X)

The conversion of native peoples to Christianity, especially Evangelical Christianity, is today a global phenomenon. This course looks to understand the reasons for religious conversion and its consequence in the everyday and ritual practices of Amazonians and their traditional practice of shamanism. We then turn to a question seldom addressed in the literature on conversion: the relationship between religion and science. We will explore the way conversion to Christianity produces changes in conceptions of the world and the person similar to those produced by access to scientific knowledge, which occurs primarily through schooling.
Terms: Win | Units: 5
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