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REL 200 WORLD RELIGIONS AND CULTURES This course is to introduce students to one or more of the following religions: Indigenous Sacred Ways, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. The historical development of the religions, the major beliefs and the interactions within and between cultures will be considered.

General education credit: Culture and Creativity

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World Religions and Cultures - AH

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Gallagher

Jan

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FH 323

Gallagher

Jan

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11:00 AM

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FH 321

Gartig

William

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1:00 PM

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LA 209

Gartig

William

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9:00 AM

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FH 321

Resnick

Philip

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Resnick

Philip

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Watkins

Steven

RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS AND SACRED TEXTS (Category A)

REL 302 SURVEY OF THE HEBREW BIBLE/ OLD TESTAMENT Major figures, main themes, basic values, and primary beliefs found in the Hebrew Bible in its religious, philosophical, political and historical contexts. (Cat A)

REL 302

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Survey of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament




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Watkins

Steven

PHI 312 EASTERN PHILOSOPHY Philosophical foundations of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Hinduism, including perspectives on self, reality, community, language, truth, enlightenment, embodiment, reason, emotion, and art; contrast with western perspectives; meditation and applied meditative practices. (Cat A)

PHI 312

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Eastern Philosophy M

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9:00 PM

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LA 209

Miller

Dennis

PHILOSOPHICAL, THEOLOGICAL & ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES (Category B)

REL 350 WORLD RELIGIONS AND ETHICS Comparative study of the ethical dimension of the world religions: moral ideals, models of virtue, codes of ethics, views on topics such as the relation between the sexes, race, work, home, human rights, political responsibility and war; focus mainly upon Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. (Cat B)

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World Religions and Ethics




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Kenney

Robert

REL 360 /PHI 394 HUMAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE Various facets of the experiential dimension of religion (e.g., the religious life, the communication of religious experience, religious autobiography, theories of the nature and function of religious experience and mysticism). (Cat B)

REL 360

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Human Religious Experience

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1:40 PM

2:55 PM

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LA 209

Pence

Terry

PHI 394

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Human Religious Experience

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1:40 PM

2:55 PM

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LA 209

Pence

Terry

PHI 350 PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION Issues in religious philosophy, including the relation between faith and reason, the nature of religious experience, arguments for the existence of God, the problem of evil, and immortality. (Cat B)

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Philosophy of Religion

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10:50 AM

12:05 PM

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LA 209

Pence

Terry

HISTORICAL, LITERARY, LINGUISTIC & SCIENTIFIC PERSPECTIVES (Category C)

REL 394 SPIRITUAL IMAGES IN POP CULTURE An exploration of various images, symbols and spiritual themes such as creation, sin, salvation, human destiny and metaphors for the Divine as depicted in films, comic books, television and/or other media of popular culture. (Cat C)

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Spiritual Images in Pop Culture

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6:15 PM

9:00 PM

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LA 209

Brewer

Harvey



RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR 21 Credit Hours

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CORE COURSE IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

REL 200 World Religions and Cultures* # (3 credit hours)

Category A: (3 credit hours) Religious Traditions and Sacred Texts

REL 302 Survey of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)*

REL 303 Survey of the New Testament*

REL 305 Islam

REL 307 Survey of Christianity*



REL 306 Introduction to Judaism*

REL 394 Catholicism PHI 304 Zen

PHI 312 Eastern Philosophy* (formerly PHI 250)

*(Formerly other numbers) # Counts for General Education



Category B: (3 credit hours) Philosophical, Ethical and Theological Perspectives

REL 330 Contemporary Religious Thought

REL 350 World Religions and Ethics*

REL 360 Human Religious Experience

REL 370 Religion and Science

REL 394 Topics Apocalyptic Visions & World Religions

REL 394 Topics: C. S. Lewis

REL 394 Topics: Celtic Spirituality

REL 394 Topics: Catholics & Culture

REL 394 Topics: Christian Perspectives on Faith & Suffering

REL 394 Topics: God Sex and the Bible

REL 394 Topics: Jesus


REL 394 Topics: Prophets of Non-violence

REL 394 Topics: Survival After Death

REL 394 Topics: World Religions & Sexuality

REL 394 Topics: World Religions & Work

REL 394 Topics: Zombies, God & Popular Culture

PHI 350 Philosophy of Religion

PHI 394 Topic: God Sex and the Bible

PHI 394 Topic: Religion and Science

PHI 394 Topic: Survival After Death

WGS 394 LGBTQ Community and Christianity



Category C: (3 credit hours) Historical, Linguistic, Literary and Scientific Perspectives

REL 301 Ancient Religions

REL 320 Religion in America

REL 394 Topics: C. S. Lewis

REL 394 Topics: Celtic Spirituality

REL 394 Topics: Christian Perspectives on Faith & Suffering

REL 394 Topics: Creation Stories

REL 394 Topics: Jesus

REL 394 Topics: Spiritual Images in Popular Culture

REL 394 Topics: Zombies, God & Popular Culture

ANT 320 Religion and Culture

ARI 101** Elementary Arabic I

ARI 102** Elementary Arabic II

ARTH 304 Survey of Asian Art

ENG 215 Greek and Roman Mythology

ENG 315 Bible as Literature

ENG 324 Holocaust Literature



GEO 330 Geography of Religion

HIS 300 Ancient Near East and Greece to the Macedonian Conquest

HIS 301 Hellenistic World and Rome to the Death of Constantine

HIS 303 Europe in the Middle Ages

HIS 305 Reformation Europe

HIS 317 Women in the Bible

HIS 330 Jewish History

HIS 384 History of American Religion

HIS 414 The Holocaust

HIS 494 Byzantine History

JPN 325 Japanese Myth and Folklore

LAT 101** Elementary Latin I

LAT 102** Elementary Latin II

PSY 494 Psychology of Religion

SOC 430 Sociology of Religion

WGS 386 Women in the Bible



ELECTIVES Select 9 additional credit hours from among all religious studies courses except those previously chosen to count for a category.

TOTAL RELIGIOUS STUDIES CREDITS 21

At least 20 percent of the total required hours for the minor must be taken at NKU.

Topics courses (with numbers ending with -94) in disciplines such as REL, PHI, ANT, HIS, ENG, PSY, SOC with topics bearing upon religious studies may also count toward the minor. Check with your advisor.

Courses listed in more than one category may only count in one or the other.

**Only 3 hours of an approved language can count toward the minor.

Students who want to have either a broader or deeper background in religious studies than the minor at NKU affords may take advantage of the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities or the Cooperative Center for Study Aboard.


ONLINE COURSES & RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Did you know that all Religious Studies has courses in the online format in all required categories? This semester features: REL 200 World Religions and Cultures (core course); REL 302 Survey of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (Category A); WGS 394 LGBTQ Community and Christianity (Category B) and HIS 384 History of American Religion (Category C)


Religious Studies also serves Post-Traditional students with EVENING COURSES:

PHI 312 Eastern Philosophy and REL 394 Topics: Spiritual Images in Popular Culture



Web address: http//philosophy@nku.edu/index.php/religious-studies-minor

For further information see philosophy.nku.edu or, please call or E-mail Augustine Frimpong-Mansoh, Philosophy and Religious Studies, (859) 572-7546 frimpongma1@nku.edu LA 246 Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, KY 41099-2200.


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