Religion

Note: All tuition rates listed on the Summer Term 2019 website are pending approval.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Religion

CAS RN 100

Religion matters. It makes meaning and provides structure to life, addressing fundamental questions about body, spirit, community, and time. But what is it? How does it work in our world? This course explores religion in ritual, philosophical, experiential, and ethical dimensions. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area(s): Philosophical Inquiry and Life's Meanings, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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The Bible

CAS RN 101

Introduction to the great canonical anthologies of Jews and Christians. Students will learn to read for historical context and genre conventions; study classical and modern strategies of interpretation; and create a collaborative commentary or piece of "fan-fiction." Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Historical Consciousness, Creativity/Innovation. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Religions of Asia

CAS RN 103

Study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Focus on the world view of each tradition and the historical development of that world view. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Buddhism

CAS RN 210

A historical and critical introduction to the major themes of Buddhist thought and practice in India and Southeast Asia, with special attention to the transmission of Buddhism to Tibet and the modern West. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Critical Thinking. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Religion and Politics

CAS RN 379

Introduction to the comparative study of the political role of religious institutions and beliefs. Covers issues such as religion's relationship to violence and terrorism, democracy and human rights, group identity, gender and sexuality, and modernity and secularism. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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