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Old Dominion University

2013-2014 Catalog

REL - Religious Studies

RELIGIOUS STUDIES Courses

REL 311. Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. 3 Credits.

Prerequisites: junior standing and three semester hours in philosophy, or permission of the instructor. An investigation of the Hebrew Bible on the basis of Biblical criticism and research. Attention is given to the cultural and historical background of these writings.

REL 312. New Testament. 3 Credits.

An investigation of New Testament literature and thought on the basis of Biblical criticism and research. Attention is given to the religious and cultural background of early Christianity, particularly in late Judaism. Prerequisites: junior standing and three semester hours in philosophy, or permission of the instructor.

REL 350. Judaism. 3 Credits.

A study of the Jewish tradition, including its primary texts, historical development, intellectual tenets, and contributions to human culture. Specific attention will be given to Judaism as a way of life. Prerequisites: three semester hours in philosophy or permission of the instructor.

REL 351. Christianity. 3 Credits.

A study of the Christian tradition, including its primary texts, historical development, intellectual tenets, and contributions to human culture. Specific attention will be given to Christianity as a way of life. Prerequisites: three semester hours in philosophy or permission of the instructor.

REL 352. Islam. 3 Credits.

A study of the Islamic tradition, including its primary texts, historical development, intellectual tenets, and contributions to human culture. Specific attention will be given to Islam as a way of life. Prerequisites: three semester hours in philosophy or permission of the instructor.

REL 395. Topics in Religious Studies. 3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit qualified students to work on subjects that, because of their specialized nature, may not be taught regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule booklet and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: 3 hours in PHIL or permission of the instructor.

REL 396. Topics in Religious Studies. 3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit qualified students to work on subjects that, because of their specialized nature, may not be taught regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors.

REL 495/595. Topics in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit qualified students to work on subjects that, because of their specialized nature, may not be taught regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: 3 hours in PHIL or REL or permission of the instructor.

REL 496/596. Topics in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit qualified students to work on subjects that, because of their specialized nature, may not be taught regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: three hours of PHIL or REL or permission of the instructor.

REL 497/597. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

REL 498/598. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study of a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

REL 595. Topics in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit qualified students to work on subjects that, because of their specialized nature, may not be taught regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors. Prerequisites: 3 hours in PHIL or permission of the instructor.

REL 596. Topics in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

The advanced study of selected topics designed to permit small groups of qualified students to work on subjects of mutual interest which, due to their specialized nature, may not be offered regularly. These courses will appear in the course schedule, and will be more fully described in information distributed to all academic advisors.

REL 597. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study of a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate.

REL 598. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study of a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate.

REL 697. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study of a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate.

REL 698. Tutorial Work in Religious Studies. 1-3 Credits.

Independent reading and study of a topic to be selected under the direction of an instructor. Conferences and papers as appropriate.