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Religious Studies (RELIG)

  • RELIG 1100 (IAI 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. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 1110 (IAI H5 901)
    Intro 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. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 1120 (IAI H5 901)
    Intro 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. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 1150 (IAI H5 904N)
    World Religions

    3  credit hours

    An introductory investigation of the main ideas from the world's major living religions: including Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism and primal religions. Credit cannot be given for both Religious Studies 1150 and Philosophy 1150. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 1155 (IAI 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. Philosophy 1100 and/or Religious Studies 1100 is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 1820 
    Selected Topics I

    1 to 3  credit hours

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

  • RELIG 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 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. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 2160 (IAI 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. Religious Studies 1100 or comparable course is recommended. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours)

  • RELIG 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 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. Prerequisite: 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 Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • RELIG 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 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. Prerequisite: 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 Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • RELIG 2870 
    Internship (Transfer)

    1 to 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. Prerequisite: 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 Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • RELIG 2871 
    Internship - Advanced (Transfer)

    1 to 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. Prerequisite: 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 Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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