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Course Offerings Spring 2022

UMass Amherst

Course Course # Credits Instructor Time
The Jewish Experience I: Ancient to Medieval Judaic 101 4 Jordan Katz T/TH 11:30-12:45 PM
The Jewish Experience II: Medieval to Modern Judaic 102 4 Ralph Melnick T/TH 10:00-11:15 AM
Anti-Semitism/ Historical Perspective Judaic 365 4 Ralph Melnick T/TH 1:00-2:15 PM
Religion & Politics in the Early Modern Middle East MidEast 362 4 Malissa Taylor M/W 4:00-5:15 PM
Islamic Society
Culture/Middle Ages
MidEast 391A 3 Tayeb El-Hibri T/TH 11:30-12:45 PM
Classical Arabic: Historiography MidEast 491C 3 Hadi Jorati Wed 4:00-6:30 PM
Neo-Daoism and Buddhism Chinese 597N 3 Scot Brackenridge M/F 4:00-5:15 PM
Greek Religion Classics 328 4 TBA M/W 2:30-3:45 PM
Western Thought to 1600 History 100 4 Mark Roblee M/W 1:25-2:15 PM
Introduction to World Religions History 112 4 Mark Roblee M/W 12:20-1:10 PM
Ancient Rome History 204 4 Timothy Hart M/W 2:30-3:45 PM
Early Middle Ages 300-1100 History 302 3 Anna Taylor T/TH 1:00-2:15 PM
History of Shi’i Islam History 397LM 3 Hadi Jorati T/TH 4:00-5:15 PM

Amherst College

Course Course # Credits Instructor Time
Religion in Action Reli-114 4 William Girard TBD
Sacred Sound Reli-120 4 Jeffers Engelhardt T/TH 11:30-12:50 PM
Latinx Religion Reli-130 4 Lloyd D. Barba M/W 4:00-5:20 PM
Introduction to Buddhist Traditions Reli-152 4 Maria R. Heim T/TH 8:30-9:50 AM
Becoming Christian in the Ancient World Reli-174 4 Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos M/W 1:30-2:50 PM
What is Religion Anyway? Theories and Methods in Religious Studies Reli-210 4 Maria R. Heim T/TH 11:30-12:20PM
The Cognitive Science of Religion Reli-215 4 Andrews C. Dole M/W 12:00-1:20 PM
Christianity and Islam Africa Reli-220 4 Olufemi O. Vaughan Tu 1:30-4:30 PM
The Virgin Mary: Image, Cult, Syncretism (ca.400-1700) Reli-229 4 Jutta Sperling T/Th 3:00-4:20 PM
Evangelical Christianity Reli-239 4 Lloyd D. Barba T/TH 10:00-11:20 PM
Jewish Identity and MeToo: A Study of Women in Judaism Reli-261 4 Susan Niditch T/TH 3:00-4:20 PM
The Rise of the Apocalyptic and the Words of the Wise Reli-265 4 Susan Niditch T/TH 1:00-2:20 PM
Religion and Conspiratorial Thinking Reli-323 4 Andrew C. Dole T/TH 3:00-4:20 PM
Ancient Christianity: Authors and Texts Reli-370 4 Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos F 12:30-3:00 PM
Early Islam: Construction of an Historical Tradition ASLC-355 4 Monica M. Ringer M/W 8:30-9:50 AM
The Persian Book of Kings ASLC-357 4 Yael R. Rice, Monica M. Ringer T/TH 1:00-2:20 PM

Smith College

Course Course # Credits Instructor Time
Buddhist Meditation Rel 164 4 Jamie Hubbard T/TH 2:45-4:00 PM
Introduction to Contemporary Hinduism Rel 171 4 Andy N. Rotman M/W 1:20-2:35 PM
Colloquium-Ritual: Performance and Paradoxes Rel201 4 Lois C. Dubin, David Howlett T/TH 2:45-4:00 PM
Women in the Hebrew Bible Rel214/Jud 214 4 Sari Fein T/TH 9:25-10:40 AM
Mary: Images and Cults Rel238 4 Vera Shevzov T/TH 1:20-2:35 PM
Muslims Modernity and Islam Rel246 4 Suleiman Ali Mourad T/TH 9:25-10:40 AM
Islamic Popular Music Rel249/Mus 249 4 Suleiman Ali Mourad, Margaret Sarkissian T/TH 1:20-2:35 PM
Social Justice, Spirituality and the American Radical Tradition Rel 293 4 David Howlett T/TH 10:50- 12:05 PM
Happiness: Buddhist and Psychological Understandings of Personal Well-Being Rel 304/Psy 304 4 Jamie Hubbard, Phil Peake Wed/ 1:20-4:00 PM
Seminar: Advanced Topics in Religion-Eastern Christian Worlds: Prayer and Politics Rel 305 4 Vera Shevzov Tues/ 7:00-9:30 PM
Topics in Art Historical Studies-Meditations in Caves Art/Arh 280 4 Yanlong Guo M/W 2:45-4:00 PM

Mount Holyoke College

Course Course # Credits Instructor Time
Special Topics in Anthropology: ‘Living in End Times: Religion and Climate Change’ (Seminar) Anthro 316LV 4 William Girard Wed 1:30-4:20 PM
Introduction to Islam Relig 102 4 Amina Steinfels M/W 10:00-11:15 AM
Religion and Science Fiction Relig 208 4 Amina Steinfels M/W 1:45-3:00 PM
Knowing God Relig 225 4 Bruce Arnold T/TH 1:45-3:00 PM
Philosophy of Religion (Discussion) Relig 226 4 TBA M/W 11:30-12:45 PM
Women and Gender in Judaism (Discussion) Relig 234 4 Mara Benjamin T/TH 10:00-11:15 AM
Women and Gender in Buddhism Relig 241 4 Susanne Mrozik M/W 3:15-4:30 PM
Advanced Topics in Religion: ‘The Art of the Book: From Manuscript to Incunabula’ Relig 331BK 4 Christine Andrews Tues 1:30-4:20 PM
Advanced Topics in Religion: ‘Living in End Times: Religion and Climate Change’ (Seminar) Relig 331LV 4 William Girard Wed 1:30-4:20 PM
The Sabbath (Seminar) Relig 343 4 Mara Benjamin Tues 1:30-4:20 PM
Body and Gender in Religious Traditions (Seminar) Relig 352 4 Susanne Mrozik TH 1:30-4:20 PM