Courses for Spring, 2005

 For information contact: RISC Office, 3231 Boylan Hall, 718-951-3121

Religious Studies 1.2: Religions of the East 3 hours; 3 credits
Development of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, with emphasis on origins, teachings, and role in culture. Unique features of Eastern spirituality through comparison with Western religious outlook. History of East-West religious dialog, especially the influence of Eastern religions on Western thought.

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Religious Studies 16W: Greek and Roman Mythology (*Cross-listed with Classics 15W)
Classical myths and modern theories of mythology. Readings in English translation from the ancient sources. This course is the same as Studies in Religion 16.
(Not open to students who have completed Classics 6.)

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Section W: (Mon. & Wed., 1:40PM-2:55PM)

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Professor Williams  
 

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Religious Studies  83.1,83.2 : Independent Studies I, II 

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Art 13.3:  Art of Middle Ages

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Section   (Mon.&Thurs.  10:50AM-12:05PM) Professor Ball 

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Classics 15W: Greek and Roman Mythology 3 hours; 3 credits
Classical myths and modern theories of mythology. Readings in English translation from the ancient sources. This course is the same as Studies in Religion 16.
(Not open to students who have completed Classics 6.) Prerequisite: Core Studies 1.

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Section W (Mon.&Wed 1:40PM-2:55PM)

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Professor Williams  

*Greek & Roman Mythology  (*On Line Course: Days and Hours to be Arranged. Instructor TBA)

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French 33.50:  Moral & Religious Themes in French Literature  (**In French

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Section    (Mon.&Wed., 4:55PM-6:10PM); Professor Mbom
 

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History 28.3: The Jews in Modern Europe 3 hours; 3 credits
From the shattering Messianic movement of 1666 to the establishment of the state of Israel. Impact on modern Jewish history of emancipation, the Enlightenment, anti-Semitism, Reform Judaism, assimilation, and Zionism. Prerequisite: Core Studies 4 or permission of the chairperson.

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Section  (Mon. & Wed., 3:30PM-4:45PM)

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Professor Berger    

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Judaic Studies: 13 Out of the Ghetto,  3 hours; 3 credits
Study of major developments in early modern Jewish culture, tradition, and history from the early modern period through the twentieth century. Analysis of the impact of modernity on traditional Jewish life. Sabbatianism. Hasidism. Haskalah. Zionism. Emergence of Reform and Conservative movements. Responses to secularism in the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities. (Not open to students who have completed Judaic Studies 12.2.)

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Section  (Mon.&Thurs. 12:15PM-1:30PM )

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Professor Helfand

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Philosophy 44: The Philosophy of Religion  3 hours; 3 credits
Philosophical interpretations of the data of religious experience. Religion and magic, science, ethics, and world views. Religious language. Criteria of religious knowledge. Prerequisite: a Philosophy Department course or Core Studies 10.

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Section   (Mon.&Thurs. 10:50AM-12:05PM )

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Professor Trivedi

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Philosophy  26:     Theory of Knowledge, Epistemology Knowledge & Belief 

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Section   (Tuesday, 6:00PM-9:20PM.)  Professor Adler

Philosophy 27:  Metaphysics 

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Section  ( Tues.&Thurs., 3:30PM-5:10PM) Professor  Lurz

Philosophy 54: Existentialism 

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Section   (Mon. & Wed. 1:40PM-2:55PM) Professor TBA

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Sociology 76: The Sociology of Religion 3 hours; 3 credits
Religion as human behavior, and as a social institution: patterns of belief, ritual, and experience. The organization of religion and its connection to religious ideology. The relationship of religion to secularization, alienation, and other aspects of the contemporary condition. Religion and family, politics, and social class. The changing role of religion in modern society. Prerequisite: Core Studies 3 with a grade of B- or better, or Sociology 5 or 7, or permission of the chairperson.

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Section   (Mon.& Thurs. 12:15PM-1:30PM  )

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Professor Verbit

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