RELIG 1100 (H5 900)
Introduction to Religion
3 Credit Hours

This course provides a study of religion by examining representative cultural religious phenomena in a global world. In analyzing commonalities and differences among religious traditions and contexts, students develop an understanding of personal, communal and universal dimensions of religion as characterized through various religious phenomena including philosophical formulations, sacred writings, religious experiences, ethics, rituals and art. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 1110 (H5 901)
Introuction to the Bible (old Testament)
3 Credit Hours

This course offers an overview of the Hebrew Bible (in the Christian tradition known as the Old Testament) and selected writings from the Apocrypha as well as the Dead Sea Scrolls, introducing students to various academic methods of critical and creative ways of studying, analyzing and interpreting these ancient texts. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 1120 (H5 901)
Introduction to the Bible (New Testament)
3 Credit Hours

This course offers an overview of the Christian Bible (in the Christian tradition known as the New Testament) and selected Early Christian Writings, introducing students to various academic methods of critical study, analysis and interpretation of these ancient texts. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 1150 (H5 904N)
World Religions
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the histories, beliefs, practices, and sacred texts of the major world religions. These include Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Daoism, and Confucianism. Credit cannot be given for both RELIG 1150 and PHILO 1150. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 1820
Selected Topics I
1-3 Credit Hours

Introductory exploration and analysis of selected topics with a specific theme indicated by course title listed in college class schedule. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 to 3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score - Category One.

RELIG 1840
Independent Study
1-4 Credit Hours

Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. (1 to 4 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 2155 (H4 903N)
Asian Thought
3 Credit Hours

Introductory overview of selected philosophical and religious systems of Asia. Emphasizes the conceptual and intellectual foundations of a variety of Asian traditions, and includes consideration of the historical and cultural contexts that shape them. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. Recommended: PHILO 1100 or RELIG 1100 or equivalent.

RELIG 2160 (H5 901)
Judaism, Christianity and Islam
3 Credit Hours

This course presents an overview of the historical development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as well as roles of scripture, ritual, theology, and ethics. These religions' social relevance and their current inter-relations are also considered. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. Recommended: RELIG 1100 or equivalent.

RELIG 2170
Women and Religion
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the complex, changing position of women in major world religions including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The approach will be both historical and contemporary, with significant emphasis on the United States today. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 2230
Introduction to Islam
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to both the Islamic religion and Islamic civilization. Explores the life of Muhammad, early Islamic history, the Qur'an, the hadith, Islamic law, Sunnism, Shi'ism, and Sufism. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One.

RELIG 2280
Search for the Historical Jesus
3 Credit Hours

Seminar-style course focusing on the analysis of primary sources of historical information about Jesus. Will also focus on the research methodologies devised by scholars to reconstruct the life of Jesus. Students will evaluate both Christian and non-Christian sources describing significant events in the life of Jesus. (3 lecture hours)

RELIG 2860
Internship (Career & Technical Ed)
1-4 Credit Hours

Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

RELIG 2865
Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)
1-4 Credit Hours

Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

RELIG 2870
Internship (Transfer)
1-4 Credit Hours

Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

RELIG 2871
Internship - Advanced (Transfer)
1-4 Credit Hours

Continuation of Internship (Transfer). Course requires participation in work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. (5 to 20 lab hours)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and 2.0 cumulative grade point average, 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study, students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.