IRRN Tracks

The Religious Tradition tracks are detailed below. Included at the end is a list of approved IRRN electives. Students are also encouraged to check the course listings from the Boston Theological Institute.

Courses not included in these lists may be petitioned to count toward the student’s degree.

Buddhism

  • GRS RN 612 Buddhism in America
  • GRS RN 663 Zen Buddhism
  • GRS RN 664 Buddhist Literature
  • GRS RN 724 Core Texts and Motifs of World Religions: East
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 730 Topics in East Asian Religion

Chinese Religions

  • GRS RN 730 Topics in East Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 660 Daoist Religion
  • GRS RN 661 Confucian Thought
  • GRS RN 724 Core Texts and Motifs of World Religions: East
  • GRS RN 730 Topics in East Asian Religion

Christianity

  • CAS HI 704 Science and Christianity
  • GRS RN 601 Varieties of Early Christianity
  • GRS RN 608 The Open Heaven: Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism and Christianity
  • GRS RN 668 American Evangelicalism
  • GRS RN 690 Archaeology in the Holy Land
  • GRS RN 712 Theology of Christian Mysticism
  • STH TH 826 The Reformations
  • STH TH 827 American Church History
  • STH TH 847 Global Christianity
  • STH TM History of Christian Mission
  • STH TM 863 African Christianity
  • STH TN 721 New Testament Introduction
  • STH TN 805 Pauline Studies

Hinduism

  • GRS AN 775 Culture, Society, and Religion in South Asia
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 730 Topics in East Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 729 Religion and Politics in South Asia
  • GRS RN 724 Core Texts and Motifs of World Religions: East

Islam

  • CAS AN 532 Literacy and Islam in Africa
  • CAS AN 548 Muslim Societies: An Interdisciplinary History
  • GRS AN 755 Religious Fundamentalism in Anthropology
  • CAS IR 507 Islam and Politics
  • CAS IR 509 Islam in Middle East Politics
  • CAS IR 586 Islam in South Asian Politics
  • GRS IR 757 Transitional Shi’ism
  • GRS AN 707 Turkey and Middle East Perspective
  • GRS AN 720 Women in the Muslim World
  • GRS RN 616 Modern Islam
  • GRS RN 638 Mysticism and Philosophy: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives
  • GRS RN 640 The Quran
  • GRS RN 641 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism
  • GRS RN 643 Global Islam
  • GRS RN 644 Islam and the West
  • GRS RN 645 Islamic Law
  • GRS RN 648 Rumi and Persian Sufi Poetry
  • GRS RN 690 Archaeology in the Holy Land
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 735 Women, Gender, and Islam

Judaism

  • GRS RN 608 The Open Heaven: Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism and Christianity
  • GRS RN 622 History of Judaism
  • GRS RN 623 Classical Jewish Thought
  • GRS RN 624 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • GRS RN 626 Jewish Mystical Movements and Modernization
  • GRS RN 629 Modern Jewish Thought
  • GRS RN 630 American Jewish Experiences
  • GRS RN 634 Dead Sea Scrolls
  • GRS RN 637 Gender and Judaism
  • GRS RN 638 Mysticism and Philosophy: Jewish and Islamic Perspectives
  • GRS RN 639 The Modern Jew
  • GRS RN 684 The Holocaust
  • GRS RN 685 Representations of the Holocaust in Literature and Film
  • GRS RN 690 Archaeology in the Holy Land
  • GRS RN 739 Jewish Bioethics
  • GRS RN 760 Seminar on the Holocaust
  • STH TO 823 Jeremiah

Electives

  • GRS AN 784 Anthropology of Religion
  • GRS IR 519 People Power in Global Politics
  • GRS RN 687 Anthropology of Religion
  • GRS RN 696 Philosophy of Religion
  • GRS RN 710 Religion, Community, and Culture in Medieval Spain
  • GRS RN 723 Core Texts and Motifs of World Religions: West
  • GRS RN 724 Core Texts and Motifs of World Religions: East
  • GRS RN 766 Religion and the Problem of Tolerance
  • GRS RN 768 Symbol, Myth, and Rite
  • GRS RN 794 Magical Texts: Literature and Practice
  • GRS SO 765 The Sociology of Religion
  • GRS SO 812 Seminar: Religion and Social Identity
  • GRS SO 822 Advanced Seminar in Religion and Social Change
  • GRS SO 839 Seminar: State Building and Failure in the Developing World