IRRN Tracks

The Religious Tradition tracks are detailed below.  Included at the end is a list of approved IRRN electives.

Most classes are taught once per year but some may be taught less frequently.

Buddhism

  • GRS AN 750 Asians in America
  • GRS AN 775 Culture, Society, & Religion in South Asia
  • GRS AN 779 China: Tradition & Transition
  • GRS RN 612 Buddhism in America
  • GRS RN 663 Zen Buddhism
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion

Chinese Religions

  • GRS AN 750 Asians in America
  • GRS AN 779 China: Tradition & Transition
  • GRS RN 612 Buddhism in America
  • GRS RN 660 Daoist Religion
  • GRS RN 661 Confucian Religion
  • GRS RN 663 Zen Buddhism
  • GRS RN 730 Topics in East Asian Religion
  • STH TT 815 Introduction to Chinese Religion

Christianity

  • CAS HI 594 The Armenian Genocide
  • GRS HI 704 Science & Christianity
  • GRS HI 708 Religious Thought in America
  • GRS RN 601 Varieties of Early Christianity
  • GRS RN 607 Medieval Spirituality
  • GRS RN 608 The Open Heaven:  Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism & Christianity
  • GRS RN 669 Science & Christianity
  • GRS RN 691 American Catholic Narrative
  • GRS RN 712 Theology of Christian Mysticism
  • GRS RN 771 Topics in Ancient Christianity
  • GRS RN 794 Magical Texts:  Literature & Practice
  • STH TH 812 The Church in Late Antiquity
  • STH TH 817 Varieties of Ancient Christianity
  • STH TH 821 History & Doctrine of United Methodism
  • STH TH 825 The Medieval Church
  • STH TH 826 The Reformations
  • STH TH 827 American Church History
  • STH TH 832 Modern Church History
  • STH TH 847 Global Christianity
  • STH TH 848 (TM 848) World Christianity
  • STH TH 854 Life & Works of Bartolome de las Casas
  • STH TH 870 Calvin & the Reformed Tradition
  • STH TH 910 (TM 910) History of Christian Mission
  • STH TH 930 (TM 930) History of Missiology
  • STH TH 971 Seminar: Luther & the Radical Reformers
  • STH TM 931 Readings in Contemporary Missiology
  • STH TN 721 New Testament Introduction
  • STH TN 803 Jesus in the Gospels
  • STH TN 804 The Christian Bible:  A History
  • STH TN 805 Pauline Studies
  • STH TN 806 The Gospel of John
  • STH TN 810 The Social Setting of Early Christianity
  • STH TN 813 Letter to the Romans
  • STH TN 820 The Gospel of Mark
  • STH TN 826 The Corinthian Correspondence
  • STH TN 841 Luke – Acts
  • STH TO 835 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation
  • STH TS 800 International Conflict & the Ministry of Reconciliation
  • STH TS 805 The Spirit and the Art of Conflict Transformation:  Creating a Culture of Just Peace
  • STH TS 829 Christian Ecological Ethics & Political Issues

Hinduism

  • GRS AN 718 Southeast Asia: Tradition & Development
  • GRS AN 725 Hinduism, Globalization, & World Politics
  • GRS AN 775 Culture, Society, & Religion in South Asia
  • GRS RN 675 Culture, Society, & Religion in South Asia
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 729 Religion & Politics in South Asia

Islam

  • GRS AN 707 Turkey & Middle East Perspective
  • GRS AN 717 Power & Society in the Middle East
  • GRS AN 719 Anthropology of Muslim Cultures and Politics
  • GRS AN 720 Women in the Muslim World
  • GRS AN 755 Religious Fundamentalism in Anthropological Perspective
  • GRS AN 760 The Nomadic Alternative
  • CAS HI 594 The Armenian Genocide
  • CAS HI 595 Morocco: History on the Cusp of Three Continents
  • CAS HI 596 (AH 539, AN 548, RN 563) Muslim Societies:  An Interdisciplinary History
  • GRS HI 977 Directed Research in Islamic History
  • CAS IR 507 Islam & Politics
  • CAS IR 508 Islamic Political Movements & U.S. Policy
  • CAS IR 509 (PO 5556) Islam in Middle East Politics
  • CAS IR 586 Islam in South Asian Politics
  • CAS PO 570 Politics & Society in North Africa & the Middle East
  • GRS RN 616 Modern Islam
  • GRS RN 640 The Qur’an
  • GRS RN 641 Islamic Mysticism: Sufism
  • GRS RN 645 Islamic Law
  • GRS RN 648 Rumi & Persian Sufi Poetry
  • GRS RN 725 Topics in South Asian Religion
  • GRS RN 729 Religion & Politics in South Asia
  • GRS RN 734 Representations of Muhammad
  • GRS RN 735 Women, Gender, & Islam

Judaism

  • CAS HI 550 Jews in Modern Culture
  • CAS HI 552 Topics in Jewish History
  • CAS HI 592 The Birth of a State: Israel 1945-1955
  • CAS HI 593 Youth on the Agenda:  Roles & Images of Young People in the Jewish Nation
  • GRS RN 608 The Open Heaven: Apocalyptic Literature in Early Judaism & Christianity
  • GRS RN 622 History of Judaism
  • GRS RN 623 Classical Jewish Thought
  • GRS RN 624 Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
  • GRS RN 625 Early Jewish Mysticism
  • GRS RN 626 Jewish Mystical Movements & Modernization, 1492-2000
  • GRS RN 630 American Jewish Experiences
  • GRS RN 631 Zionism & the State of Israel
  • GRS RN 634 Dead Sea Scrolls
  • GRS RN 636 The Heretical Jew
  • GRS RN 637 Gender & Judaism
  • GRS RN 638 Mysticism & Philosophy:  Medieval Jewish Perspectives
  • GRS RN 639 The Modern Jew
  • GRS RN 684 The Holocaust
  • GRS RN 685 Representations of the Holocaust in Literature & Film
  • GRS RN 720 Maimonides
  • GRS RN 794 Magical Texts:  Literature & Practice
  • GRS RN 799 Topics in Judaic Studies
  • LAW JD 835 Jewish Law
  • STH TO 802 The Prophetic Tradition
  • STH TO 804 The Book of Ezekiel
  • STH TO 807 History of Israelite Religion
  • STH TO 813 Proverbs
  • STH TO 814 The Cultural Background of the Hebrew Bible
  • STH TO 816 Hebrew Wisdom
  • STH TO 821 The Book of Psalms
  • STH TO 823 The Book of Jeremiah
  • STH TO 829 Genesis
  • STH TO 835 Current Issues in Biblical Interpretation
  • STH TO 841 The Book of the Twelve

Electives

  • CAS AN 568 Symbol, Myth, and Rite
  • GRS AN 755 Religious Fundamentalism in Anthropological Perspective
  • GRS AN 784 Anthropological Study of Religion
  • GRS PH 646 Philosophy of Religion
  • GRS RN 687 Anthropology of Religion
  • GRS RN 696 Philosophy of Religion
  • GRS RN 697 Topics in Philosophy & Religion
  • GRS RN 752 Topics in Religious Thought
  • GRS RN 768 Symbol, Myth, & Ritual
  • GRS SO 765/STH TR 802 Religion & Society
  • GRS SO 811 Sociology of the Nonprofit Sector
  • GRS SO 812/STH TR 964 Seminar in Religion & Social Identity
  • GRS SO 822/STH TR 940 Seminar in Religion & Social Change