REL6050 Theories & Methods of Buddhist Studies

Educational Level: Graduate, Master Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. George Terry Course Description: Investigation of the major analytical frameworks and methods for the study of Buddhism. Students will examine the classic approaches to understanding Buddhism as a social phenomenon,… Read More

REL5500 Sociology of Religion – Issues & Theories

Educational Level: Graduate, Master Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Darryl Tukufu Course Description: Extensive overview of the influence of religion upon human nature and the social order, the cohesion and conflict in religion, evangelical religion and the problem of… Read More

REL5410 Rabbinic Texts & Traditions

Educational Level: Graduate, Master Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Kevin O’Brien Course Description: Exploration of selected Rabbinic texts in the Mishnah, Tosefta, Midrash and the Babylonian and Palestinian Talmuds and introduces the student to the tools, methodology and approach… Read More

REL4891 Wicca and the Occult

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. John Marriott Course Description: Examination of the worldview and lived experience of Wiccans, Satanists, and the Free Masons. Students will be become aware of the various doctrines and practices… Read More

REL5070 Foundations of Hinduism

Educational Level: Graduate, Master Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: STAFF Course Description: Survey of the ancient religious texts of India and modern religious and philosophical movements with particular emphasis on Hindu religious thought. Considers the Christian response to these faiths… Read More

REL4730 Current Trends in Islam

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Charles Ramsey Course Description: How This Course Benefits Students: Why This Course Is Important:

REL4710 Jews & Judaism in the Modern World

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Kevin O’Brien Course Description: Surveys and considers the achievements and contributions as well as the traumas and catastrophes experienced by Jewish individuals and groups from the late 18th century… Read More

REL4651 Buddhism in Western Cultural Contexts

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. George Terry Course Description: Survey of the transformation of Buddhism as it has moved from her traditional Asian homeland into European and North American contexts. Students will study the… Read More

REL4600 Phenomenology of Religion

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor Credit Hours: 3 Credits Instructor: Dr. Wayne Rhodes Course Description: Overview and introduction to the study of the experience and personal transformation of religion. This course lays a foundation for those working with non-Christian populations.… Read More