Religion (R)

R210 World Religions (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is a general survey of the major world religions, including a look at their founders, views of God, self, society, traditions, and ritual. Included are the Abrahamic faiths (i.e., Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) and the primary Far Eastern religions (i.e., Hinduism and Buddhism).

R211 History of the Old Testament (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is a general survey of the historical antecedents of Old Testament events, of the significance of these events in terms of the progressive movement of biblical structure and of the basic meanings conveyed in the written words of Old Testament authors. In this process the formation and faith of early Israel are examined with a view toward the Old Testament's perspective of history and that of Messianic expectation. This is done in the context of the historical flow of the rise and fall of empires in the ancient Near Eastern world.

R212 History of the New Testament (Course offered online) (Cultural Literacy course)

Credits 3Summer/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is a general survey of the historical antecedents of New Testament events, of the significance of these events in terms of the progressive movement of biblical structure, and of the relations between Old Testament and New Testament writings. In this process, particular note is made of the shaping of historical events of the intertestamental period and the New Testament perspective of redemptive history. Also included is the study of the important early movements that conditioned the development of the Christian Church, with an eye to the themes of covenant and promise.

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

Cultural Literacy course