Courses under this program:
Course 1: Religious Literacy: Traditions and Scriptures
Learn how to better understand the rich and complex ways that religions function in historic and contemporary contexts.
Course 2: Christianity Through Its Scriptures
Learn about Christianity through a study of its sacred scriptures. We will explore how diverse Christians have interpreted these writings and practiced their teachings over a 2000 year, global history.
Course 3: Buddhism Through Its Scriptures
Learn about the rich and diverse beliefs and practices of Buddhists across time and place. Experience Buddhism through its scriptures, both relationally as well as academically.
Course 4: Islam Through Its Scriptures
Learn about the Quran, the central sacred text of Islam, through an exploration of the rich diversity of roles and interpretations in Muslim societies.
Course 5: Hinduism Through Its Scriptures
Learn about the rich diversity of Hindu sacred texts – hymns, narratives, philosophical thought – and their interpretations.
Course 6: Judaism Through Its Scriptures
Learn about the key beliefs and practices of Judaism through an examination of its sacred texts and their interpretation.
Course 7: Sikhism Through Its Scriptures
This course examines the Sikh scripture from a doctrinal and historical perspective by providing an overview of Sikh teachings as well as the historical context within which the scripture evolved and became canonized.