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Consult the online Bulletin for the official list of courses.

Courses


Courses of Instruction

REL 97a Senior Essay
REL 97b Senior Essay
REL 98a Independent Study
REL 98b Independent Study
REL 107a Introduction to World Religions
REL 121a Mysticism and the Moral Life
REL 151a The Buddha: His Life and Teachings
REL 161a Chinese Religion and Thought: Understanding Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism)
REL/SAS 152a Introduction to Hinduism
REL/SAS 162b Religions in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Beyond

Traditions Courses

The following courses are approved for the program. Not all are given in any one year. Please consult the Schedule of Classes each semester.  

An * signifies a course that may be used to fulfill the Core Course requirement.

*ANTH 80a Anthropology of Religion
CLAS 170a Classical Mythology
IMES 104a Islam: Civilizations and Institutions
*NEJS 3a Introduction to Judaism, Christianity and Islam
NEJS 5a The History of Judaism
NEJS 9a The World of the Ancient Near East
NEJS 111a The Hebrew Bible / Old Testament
NEJS 114b Ritual and Magic in the Bible
NEJS 116a Ancient Near Eastern Religion and Mythology
NEJS 128a Introduction to Christianity
NEJS 130a The New Testament: A Historical Introduction
NEJS 153a Between Ecstacy and Community: Hasidism in Jewish Thought and History 
NEJS 170a Studying Sacred Texts
NEJS 186a Introduction to the Qur'an
REL 151a The Buddha: His Life and Teachings
REL 161a Chinese Religion and Thought: Understanding Confucianism and Daoism (Taoism)
REL/SAS 152a Introduction to Hinduism
REL/SAS 162b Religions in South Asia: India, Pakistan and Beyond
WMGS 140a Diversity of Muslim Women's Experience

Elective Courses

The following courses are approved for the program. Not all are given in any one year. Please consult the Schedule of Classes each semester.
AMST 50b Religion in American Life
ANTH 105a Myth and Ritual
ANTH 164a Medicine and Religion
CLAS 190b Ancient Mysteries, Cults, and Myths
CLAS/FA 186a The Art and Archaeology of Korea
ENG 38b Race, Region, & Religion in 20th Century South
ENG 78b Modernism, Atheism, God
ENG 108a Literature and Heresy
FA 33b Islamic Art and Architecture
FA 40a The Gift of the Nile: Egyptian Art and Archaeology
FA 42b The Age of Cathedrals
FA 145a St. Peter's and the Vatican
FA 170a Arts of the Ming Dynasty
FA 171b Buddhist Art
HIST 110b The Civilization of the High and Late Middle Ages
HIST 113b Encounters with Islam: From Muhammad's Revelations to the Syrian Civil War
HIST 123b Reformation Europe (1400-1600)
HIST 126a Early Modern Europe (1500-1700)
HIST 144a Mapping Boston’s Religions: A Digital History Seminar
HIST 206b Globalization and Religion:  Twentieth-Century Christianity
HUM 10a The Western Canon
LAT 125a Medieval Latin
NEJS 29a Feminist Sexual Ethics in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
NEJS 103a The Early History of God
NEJS 112a The Book of Genesis
NEJS 115b Gender and the Bible
NEJS 124b Jewish Mysticism
NEJS 127b The Jewish Liturgy
NEJS 144a Jews in the World of Islam
NEJS 148b Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Jews and Christians: Sources and Interpretations
NEJS 155b Introduction to Jewish Legal Thought
NEJS 156b A Philosophical Introduction to Judaism
NEJS 159a Modern Jewish Philosophy
NEJS 162a American Judaism
NEJS 163b Half-Jews, Queer Jews, and Bu-Jews: Mapping Jewish Identities in America
NEJS 164a Judaism Confronts America
NEJS 164b The Sociology of the American Jewish Community
NEJS 166b Who Is a Jew? Jewish Status and Identity in Israel and America 
NEJS 168b Toward Religious Pluralism: American Religious Conflicts and Conciliations
NEJS 178b Masculinity and Femininity in Israeli Film, Literature, and Culture
NEJS 186b The Quran: Composition, Collection, and Commentary
NEJS 190b Islamic Philosophy
NEJS 191b Jewish Messianism from Antiquity to Zionism
NEJS 194b Sufi Teachings
PAX 140a Religion, Conflict and Peace
PHIL 24a Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 146a Idea of God
POL 145b Muslims in the West: Politics, Religion, and Law
*SOC 129a Sociology of Religion