Courses

See sample SYLLABI here (login required).

Winter 2020

3.01: Indigenous Religions of the Americas. Wilkinson, 12 (Identical to ANTH 50.32)
7.09: First-Year Seminar: Talking to the Dead. Booker, 6A
8: Introduction to Islam. Vignone, 12 (Identical to MES 6.02)
9: Hinduism. Ohnuma, 12 (Identical to ASCL 51.01)
14: Introduction to African Religions. Baum, 10 (Identical to AAAS 18.03)
19.21: Tibetan Buddhism. Seton, 10 (to be re-numbered to become REL 41.05; Identical to ASCL 51.04))
19.30: Islam and Medicine. Vignone, 10 (Identical to MES 9.01)
19.31: Religions of Japan. Simpson, 2 (Identical to ASCL 61.06)
41.04: Buddhist Meditation Theory. Seton, 11 (Identical to ASCL 70.20)
47: Buddhism in China. Raz, 9
61: Religion & the Civil Rights Movement. Booker, 2 (Identical to AAAS 22)
85.01: Senior Colloquium. Raz, 10A
85.02: Senior Colloquium for Honors. Raz, 10A

back to top

Spring 2020

1.02: Contemporary Religion. Sabella, 10A
1.08: The Religion of Things. Wilkinson, 10
4: Religion of Israel: The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). Wright, 10A (Identical to JWST 4)
5: Early Christianity: The New Testament. MacEvitt, 11
19.19: Religion and Technology. Sabella, 2A
19.32: Shinto: Foundations, Festivals, & Fox Shrines. Simpson, 10 (Identical to ASCL 61.07)
20.02 Magic, Science, and Religion. Benor, 12
22: Modern Judaism. Heschel & Magid, 6B (Identical to JWST 61)
26: Islam in America. Ayubi, 10A
28.04: Gender in Islam. Ayubi, 2A (Identical to WGSS 43.06 and MES 19.05)
31: Sex, Celibacy, and the Problem of Purity: Asceticism and the Human Body in Late Antiquity. MacEvitt, 11 (Identical to CLST 11.06 and WGSS 43.02)
41.06: Buddhism in Korea and Japan: From Tribute Missions to Temple Tourism. Simpson, 2 (Identical to ASCL 61.08)
54: African American Religion & Culture in Jim Crow America. Booker, 6A (Identical to AAAS 22.10)
57.02: The Jewish Jesus. Forger, 12 (Identical to JWST 74.01 and MES 17.08)
57.07: The Apocalyptic Imagination. Wright, 2A
60: Reformations: Protestant and Catholic. Balmer, Carroll, and Swayne, 10A
80.10: Messengers of God. Baum, 10A

back to top

Summer 2020

8: Introduction to Islam. Reinhart, 2 (Identical to MES 6.02)
12: Religion in North America. Balmer, 3A
19.xx: Religion, Politics, & Secularism. Ralston, Visiting Edinburgh Professor, 10A
20.01: Classic Works in the Study of Religion. Reinhart, 10
28.03: Muslim Feminism. Ayubi, 2A (Identical to WGSS 41.04)
57.02: The Jewish Jesus. Forger, 11 (Identical to JWST 74.01 and MES 17.08)

back to top

Fall 2020 (TENTATIVE)

1.01: What Matters. Singh, 10
13: Sports, Ethics & Religion. Balmer, 10A
21.01: Religion and Social Capital. Singh, 12
34 (FSP): Christianity and Conversion in the Northern World: Vikings, Celts, and Anglo-Saxons. MacEvitt, Foreign Study Program in Edinburgh, Scotland
42: Goddesses of India. Ohnuma, 2 (Identical to WGSS 43.04)
54: African American Religion and Culture in Jim Crow America. Booker, 10A (Identical to AAAS 22.10)
64: Evangelicalism. Balmer, 2A

back to top

Winter 2021 (TENTATIVE)

1.06: Getting Religion. Booker, 11
3.01: Indigenous Religions in the Colonial Americas. Wilkinson, 10
5: Early Christianity: The New Testament. MacEvitt, 10
6: Introduction to Judaism. Magid, 10A (Identical to JWST 6)
7.xx: First-year Seminar in Religion: TBA. Ohnuma, 2A
11: Religion and Morality. Singh, 10
19.27: Female Saints and "Feminine" Spirituality. Baker, 12
21.03: Religion & the Rise of Capitalism. Singh, 12 (formerly REL 74.13)
22: Modern Judaism. Magid, 2A (Identical to JWST 61)
33: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Age of the Crusades. MacEvitt, 10A (Identical to HIST 91.01 and JWST 36.01)
61: Religion & the Civil Rights Movement. Booker, 2 (Identical to AAAS 22)
66: Women, Religion, and Social Change in Africa, Baum, 10A (Identical to AAAS 42 and WGSS 44.03)
85.01: Senior Colloquium. Baum, 2A
85.02: Senior Colloquium for Honors Program. Baum, 2A

back to top

Spring 2021 (TENTATIVE)

20.02: Magic, Science, and Religion. Benor, 12
32.06: Jewish Views of Christianity. Heschel, tba (Identical to JWST 36.02 and HIST 94.11)
40.01: Gods, Demons, and Monkeys: The Ramayana Epic of India. Ohnuma, 2
69: Religion & World Politics. Baum, 10A (Identical to GOVT 20.07)
74.17: Islam in Africa. Baum, 10 (Identical to AAAS 53 and HIST 69)
80.xx: Title TBA. Ohnuma, tba

back to top