Department of Religion and Culture

Graduate Courses

     

    RLCL 5104 (HUM 5104) (ART 5104) - Historical & Theoretical Frameworks in Material Culture & Public Humanities

    Study of the theoretical frameworks and historiographic debates that inform the contemporary research and writing of material culture and public humanities. Investigation of methodologies ranging from Marxism to postmodernism with specific application to cultural objects situated in the public sphere. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.

    RLCL 5114 - The Bible & US Public Schools

    Brief survey of the history of various ways the Bible has been included in U.S. public schools, the legal background, and strategies and resources for the academic exploration of biblical materials as they come up appropriately in literature and social studies classes. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required

    RLCL 5124 (ASPT 5124) - Religion and Modernity in the West

    A study of the relationship between religion and modernity in the West, with analysis of whether modern society is "disenchanted" or secularized," or whether religion has remained a potent force in western society and thought. Through a survey of some of the major thinkers and themes of modern religious thought, we will consider the philosophical, economic, political, and legal aspects of the location of religion in the modern world. Graduate standing required.

    RLCL 5134 (ASPT 5134) - Islamic Political Thought

    The course will review the most significant elements of Islamic political thought throughout Islamic history: the teaching of the Qur'an, the formation of political thought in the medieval period, and the main trends of political thought in the modern world, including in the West. It will examine the connections between Islamic political thought in the medieval and modern periods. Graduate standing required.

    RLCL 5204 (HUM 5204) (ART 5204)- Research Methods in Material Culture and Public Humanities

    Introduction to skills and methods used in the research, writing and publication on material culture and public humanities.

    RLCL 5304 (HUM 5304) (ART 5304)- Material Culture and Public Humanities in the Public Sphere

    Advanced seminar on material culture and humanities in the public sphere through an examination of humanistic approaches to civic spaces, applying critical turns to public debates. Graduate Standing required.

    RLCL 5584 (HUM 5584) - Topics in Public Humanities

    Advanced seminar on topics in public humanities, ranging from an exploration of how various humanities disciplines relate to public issues and concerns, to a study of region, regionalism, and place in public humanities. May be repeated with different topic content for a maximum of 9 credits. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.

    RLCL 6024 (ASPT 6024) - Contemporary Religious Thought

    Concentrates on a selected major figure in religious thought in relation to contemporary society, politics, ethics, and culture. May be repeated up to five times with different content. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.

    RLCL 6124 (ASPT 6124) (PSCI 6124)- Pre-Mod Chr & Isl Pol Theory

    Analysis of pre-modern Christian and Islamic political thought approached as comparative political theory. Integrates different genres (administrative handbooks, ethical writing, and philosophical treatises) from various Christian and Islamic cultural and religious settings. Pre-requisite: Prior completion of at least one 5000 level course in political theory, philosophy, or an equivalent course.

     


    HUM 5104 (RLCL 5104) (ART 5104) - Historical & Theoretical Frameworks in Material Culture & Public Humanities

    Study of the theoretical frameworks and historiographic debates that inform the contemporary research and writing of material culture and public humanities. Investigation of methodologies ranging from Marxism to postmodernism with specific application to cultural objects situated in the public sphere. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.


    HUM 5204 (RLCL 5204) - Material Culture and Public Humanities Methods

    Introduction to skills and methods used in the research, writing and publication on material culture and public humanities.

    HUM 5304 (RLCL 5304) - Material Culture and Humanities in the Public Sphere

    Advanced seminar on material culture and humanities in the public sphere through an examination of humanistic approaches to civic spaces, applying critical turns to public debates. Graduate Standing required.

    HUM 5584 (RLCL 5585) - Topics in Public Humanities

    Advanced seminar on topics in public humanities, ranging from an exploration of how various humanities disciplines relate to public issues and concerns, to a study of region, regionalism, and place in public humanities. May be repeated with different topic content for a maximum of 9 credits. Pre-requisite: Graduate Standing required.

    HUM 5904 - Project and Report

    HUM 5984 - Special Study

    HUM 5994 - Research and Thesis



For Current Course Offerings, see the Timetable of Classes.