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Course Offerings Spring 2017

Amherst College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

ARHA353

1

Myth, Ritual and Iconography in West Africa

Professor Abiodun

M W 12:30-1:50 PM

ASLC355

1

Early Islam: Construction of a Historical Tradition

Professor Ringer

M W 2:00-3:20 PM

RELI121

 

1

Fieldwork in Religious Communities

Visiting Lecturer Girard

M W 12:30-1:50

RELI160

 

1

Buddhist Psychology in Modern Perspective

Visiting Lecturer Olendzki

W F 8:30-9:30 AM

RELI170

 

1

Material Culture of Religion in Late Antiquity

Visiting Lecturer Farag

T TH 2:30-3:50

RELI172

 

1

Christianity and Capitalism

Professor A. Dole

T TH 8:30-9:30 AM

RELI187

 

1

Discovering Islam: Introduction to Islamic Traditions

Professor Jaffer

T TH 2:30-3:50

RELI210

 

1

What Is Religion?: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies

Professor A. Dole

T TH 1:00-2:20

RELI236

 

1

Liberal Religion in the United States

Professor Wills

M W 2:00-3:20

RELI266

 

1

Why Do the Innocent Suffer?

Visiting Professor Kaminsky

T 2:30-5:00 PM

RELI285

1

The Qur’an and Its Controversies

Professor Jaffer

W 2:00-4:30 PM

RELI352 / ASLC352

1

Buddhist Ethics

Visiting Lecturer Angowski

M W 2:00-3:20

SPAN318

1

Cultural Encounters: Islam in Spain

Professor Infante

M W 2:00-3:20 PM

 

 

 

Hampshire College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

CSI0151

1

Culture, Religion, and Environmentalism

S. Darlington

M W 9:00 AM-10:20 AM  

CSI0220

1

Buddhism and Environment

S. Darlington

T TH 10:30-11:50

HACU0161

1

The English Bible

A. Hodder

M W 1:00-2:20

 
 
 

Mount Holyoke College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

RELIG104

01

Introduction to New Testament

TBA

M W 11:00-12:15

RELIG112

01

Introduction to Judaism

TBA

M W 1:15-2:30

RELIG163

01

Introduction to Buddhism

S. Mrozik

T TH 2:40-3:55

RELIG207

01

Women and Gender in Islam

A. Steinfels

T TH 10:00-11:15

RELIG223

01

Religion and Politics in Modern India

K. Datla

T TH 10:00-11:15

RELIG225HM

01

Heretics, Martyrs, and Saints

TBA

M W 2:40-3:55

RELIG241

01

Women and Buddhism

S. Mrozik

M W 1:15-2:30

RELIG311

01

Sufism: The Mystic Path-Islam

A. Steinfels

T TH 1:15-2:30

 
 
 

Smith College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

BUX400

01

Special Studies in Buddhist Studies

TBA

TBA

JUD125

01

Jewish Civilization

J. Kaminsky

M W F 11:00 AM- 12:1- PM

REL161

 

01

Introduction to Buddhist Thought

Jamie Hubbard

M W 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM

REL205

01

Philosophy of Religion

Carol Zaleski

T Th 10:30 AM- 11:50 AM

REL206

 

01

Heaven, Hell and Other Worlds: The Afterlife in World Religions

Carol Zaleski

T Th 3:00 PM- 4:20 PM

REL207

 

01

Religion in the Marketplace: A Sociological Demystification

Andy Rotman, Rick Fantasia

M W 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM

REL221

 

01

Philosophers and Mystics

D. Seidenberg

T Th 9:00 AM- 10:20 AM

 
 
 

UMass Amherst Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

CLASSICS224

1

Greek Mythology

Marios Philippides

M W F 1:25-2:15

ENGLISH203

1

Bible Myth/ Literature/ Society

David Toomey

M W F 11:15- 12:05

HIST112H

1

Introduction to World Religions

Susan Ware

M W F 10:10-11:00

HIST305

1

Renaissance and Reformation in Europe

Brian Ogilvie

T TH 10:00-11:15

HIST394AI

1

Age of the Crusades

Anne Broadbridge

M W F 11:15-12:05

JUDIAC101

1

The Jewish People I

Susan Shapiro

T TH 11:30-12:45

JUDAIC102

1

The Jewish People II

Ralph Melnick

T TH 10:00-11:15

JUDAIC363

1

Religion and State: Jewish Secularism and the Emergence of European Modernity

Susan Shapiro

T TH 2:30-3:45

JUDAIC397B

1

Jewish Art

N. Couch

M W 2:30-3:45

MIDEAST361 1 Sufism: Islamic Mystical Traditions and Legacies Malissa Taylor M W 4:00-5:15

MIDEAST391A

1

Islamic Society and Culture in the Middle Ages

Tayeb El-Hibri

T TH 1:00-2:15

 

MIDEAST393R

1

Islamic Political Thought

Yasmeen Daifallah

M W 2:30-3:45

PHIL383

1

Introduction to Philosophy of Religion

Cameron Gibbs

M W F 12:20-1:10