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Courses Offered in Fall 2014

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Top Amherst College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

ARHA 261, ASLC 260

1

Buddhist Art of Asia

Samuel Morse

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

ARHA 381, ASLC 381

1

Art of the Talisman

Yael Rice

W 2:00PM-4:30PM

ASLC 152

1

Buddhist Traditions

Maria Heim

TTh 8:30AM-9:50AM

ASLC 355, HIST 393

1

Early Islam

Monica Ringer

MW 2:00PM-3:20PM

BLST 238, RELI 238

1

African American Religious History

David Wills

TTh 2:30PM-3:50PM

EUST 235, SPAN 380

1

Imposters

Ilan Stavchansky

TTh 10:00AM-11:20AM

GREE 217

1

Reading the New Testament

Dale Sinos

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

RELI 111

1

Introduction to Religion

Robert Doran, Susan Niditch

MWF 10:00AM-10:50AM

RELI 215

1

Scientific Perspectives

Andrew Dole

TTh 10:00AM-11:20AM

RELI 237

1

Catholicism in the U.S.

David Wills

MW 2:00PM-3:20PM

RELI 263

1

Ancient Israel

Susan Niditch

MWF 11:00AM-11:50AM

RELI 284

1

Knowledge Triumphant

Tariq Jaffer

W 2:30PM-5:00PM

RELI 323

1

Religious Conspiracy Thinking

Andrew Dole

TTh 1:00PM-2:20PM

 

Top Hampshire College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

CSI 277

1

Engaged Buddhism

Susan Darlington

MW 1:00PM-2:20PM

HACU 140

1

American Religious Experience

Alan Hodder

TTh 12:30PM-1:50PM

HACU 297

1

Yoga

Alan Hodder

MW 10:30PM-11:50PM

IA 299

1

High Spirits

Deborah Gorlin

TTh 12:30PM-1:50PM

 

Top Mount Holyoke College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

ARTH 290CM

1

Classical Myth in Ancient Art

Bettina Bergman

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM

ASIAN 107

1

Arts of Asia

Ajay Sinha

TTh 8:35AM-9:50AM

FYSEM 110SF

1

Religion and Science Fiction

Amina Steinfels

TTh 10:00AM-11:15AM

GNDST 210RH, RELIG 218

1

Women in American Religious History

Jane Crosthwaite

TTh 1:15PM-2:30PM

GNDST 333FF, RELIG 323FT

1

Feminist Theologies

Jane Crosthwaite

TTh 11:30AM-12:45PM

JWST 225, RELIG 225SC

1

The Sabbath in History and Culture

Lawrence Fine

W 7:00PM-9:50PM

JWST 232, RELIG 232

1

Contemporary Jewish Ethics

Lawrence Fine

MW 2:40PM-3:55PM

JWST 256, RELIG 256

1

What Didn't Make the Bible

Michael Penn

MW 2:40PM-3:55PM

RELIG 202

1

Introducton to Islam

Amina Steinfels

TTh 2:40PM-3:55PM

RELIG 215

1

Introduction to the African-American Religious Experience

TBA

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM

RELIG 221

1

Religious Movements in America

Department

MW 11:00AM-12:15PM

RELIG 329

1

Buddhism in North America

Susanne Mrozik

T 1:15PM-4:05PM

 

Top Smith College Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

AAS 232

1

The Black Church in the U.S.

Riche' Barnes

WF 1:10PM-2:30PM

ARH 228

1

Islamic Art and Architecture

TBA

MW 1:10PM-2:30PM

BUX 120

1

The Study of Buddhism

Constance Kassor

M 7:00PM-9:00PM

REL 105

1

An Introduction to World Religions

Vera Shevzov, Carol Zaleski

TTh 10:30AM-11:50AM

REL 110

1

The Politics of Enlightenment

Jamie Hubbard

MW 2:40PM-4:00PM

REL 162

1

Introduction to the Bible I

Joel Kaminsky

MWF 11:00AM-12:10PM

REL 200

1

Approaches to the Study of Religion

Lois Dubin

TTh 1:00PM-2:20PM

REL 221

1

Jewish Spirituality: Philosophy and Mysticism

Lois Dubin

TTh 3:00PM-4:20PM

REL 238

1

Mary: Images and Cults

Vera Shevzov

TTh 1:00PM-2:20PM

REL 245

1

The Islamic Tradition

Suleiman Mourad

MW 9:00AM-10:20AM

REL 280

1

South Asian Visual Culture

Andy Rotman

MW 2:40PM-4:00PM

REL 282

1

Violence and Non-Violence in S. Asia

Andy Rotman

MW 1:10PM-2:30PM

REL 301

1

Philosophy of Religion

Carol Zaleski

Th 3:00PM-4:50PM

REL 345

1

Islamic Thought

Suleiman Mourad

MW 1:10PM-2:30PM

SPN 245

1

Jewish Women of the Muslim Mediterranean

Ibtissam Bouachrine

TTh 1:00PM-2:50PM

 

Top UMass Amherst Course Offerings

Course Number

Section

Title

Faculty

Class Time

ART-HIS 348

1

Islamic Art and Architecture II

Walter Denny

MWF 12:20PM-1:10PM

ART-HIS 354

1

Art of Buddhism

TBA

TTh 11:30AM-12:45PM

CLASSICS 224

1

Greek Mythology

Debbie Felton

MWF 12:20PM-1:10PM

COMP-LIT 122

LEC

Spiritual Autobiography

Regina Galasso

MWF 11:15AM-12:05PM

 

DIS AA

 

 

F 9:05AM-9:55AM

 

DIS AB

 

 

F 10:10AM-11:00AM

 

DIS AC

 

 

F 9:05AM-9:55AM

 

DIS AD

 

 

F 12:20PM-1:10PM

 

DIS AE

 

 

F 11:15AM-12:05PM

COMP-LIT 141

LEC

Good and Evil: East vs. West

Moira Inghilleri

TTh 4:00PM-5:15PM

 

DIS AA

 

 

W 11:15AM-12:05PM

 

 

 

 

F 9:05AM-9:55AM

 

 

 

 

F 10:10AM-11:00AM

 

 

 

 

F 11:15AM-12:05PM

 

 

 

 

F 1:25PM-2:15PM

GERMAN 363

1

Witches: Myth and Reality

Kerstin Mueller Dembling

MWF 1:25PM-2:15PM

HISTORY 112

LEC

Introduction to World Religions

Jason Moralee

MW 10:10AM-11:00AM

 

DIS AA

 

 

F 9:05AM-9:55AM

 

DIS AB

 

 

F 10:10AM-11:00AM

 

DIS AC

 

 

F 12:20PM-1:10PM

 

DIS AD

 

 

F 10:10AM-11:00AM

 

DIS AE

 

 

F 11:15AM-12:05PM

 

DIS AF

 

 

F 1:25PM-2:15PM

HISTORY 591G

1

Before Religion: The Romans

Carlin Barton

TTh 2:30PM-3:45PM

JAPANESE 197C

LEC

Introduction to Japanese Religions

Reiko Sono

MWF 12:20PM-1:10PM

 

DIS 99AB

 

 

F 11:15AM-12:05PM

 

DIS 99AC

 

 

F 12:20PM-1:10PM

JUDAIC 101

1

The Jewish People I

David Bernat

TTh 1:00PM-2:15PM

 

2

 

 

TTh 11:30AM-12:45PM

JUDAIC 326

1

Sustainability in Comparative Religious Perspective

Aviva Ben-Ur

TTh 10:00AM-11:15AM

JUDAIC 350

1

Jewish Law and Society

Jay Berkovitz

TTh 11:30AM-12:45PM

MIDEAST 391PT, POLISCI 391PT

1

Medieval Political Thought

Yasmeen Daifallah

TTh 1:00PM-2:15PM

PHIL 383

1

Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion

TBA

MWF 9:05AM-9:55AM

PSYCH 391D

1

Consciousness

Richard Bogartz

TTh 1:00PM-2:15PM

SCANDIN 265

1

Scandinavian Mythology

Sherrill Harbison

TTh 2:30PM-3:45PM

STOCKSCH 297S

1

Shamanism in the Modern World

Lyle Craker

W 6:00PM-8:00PM