Religious Studies

John Bussanich, Director
Religious Studies Program
Humanities 429
MSC 03 2145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-4009
e-mail: lgiese@unm.edu
http://www.unm.edu/%7ereligion

Religious Studies Committee
Justine Andrews, Art and Art History
Lisa Gerber, Religious Studies
Donna Ray, Religious Studies and History
Monica Cyrino, Classics
John Taber, Philosophy
Kathleen Holscher, American Studies
Gabriel Melendez, American Studies
Patricia Risso, History
Daniel Wolne, Religious Studies

Lecturers
Michael Candelaria
Lisa Gerber
Donna Ray
Daniel Wolne

Associated Faculty
Justine Andrews, Art & Art History
John Bussanich, Philosophy
Richard Hayes, Philosophy
Gabriel Melendez, American Studies
Sharon Erickson Nepstad, Sociology
Patricia Risso, History
John Taber, Philosophy
Paul Watson, Biology
Richard L. Wood, Sociology


Introduction

The Religious Studies Program is an interdisciplinary unit within the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation from faculty and students from across the entire University. Our undergraduate program provides both an introduction to the scholarly study of religion and broad training in the liberal arts. We study religion in its own right and as a lens through which to view the human condition, contemporary human societies, intellectual and social history, spirituality, and ethics. Students major or minor in religious studies in order to pursue careers as educators or scholars of religion, to work toward becoming clerical or lay ministers in a variety of traditions, to prepare for professional school, to pursue graduate education in allied humanities or social science disciplines and/or to explore their own deepest interests.


Courses

RELG 103. Introduction to Bible. (3)



RELG 104. Beginning New Testament Greek. (3)



RELG 105. Religion and the Arts. (3)



RELG 106. Intermediate New Testament Greek. (3)



RELG 107. Living World Religions. (3)



RELG 109. Biblical Hebrew I. (4)



RELG 230. Hebrew Scriptures. (3)



RELG 231. Hebrew Prophets. (3)



RELG 232. Christian Scriptures. (3)



RELG 247. Studies in Religions. (3 Δ)



RELG 263. Eastern Religions. (3)



RELG 264. Western Religions. (3)



RELG 303. Introduction to Black Liberation and Religion. (3)



RELG 306 / 506. Reformation Era, 1500–1600. (3)



RELG 323. History of the Jewish People to 1492. (3)



RELG 324 / 524. Modern History of the Jewish People. (3)



RELG 326. History of Christianity to 1517. (3)



RELG 327. History of Christianity, 1517 to Present. (3)



RELG 333 / 533. Ritual Symbols and Behavior. (3)



RELG 343. Buddhist Philosophy. (3)



RELG 347. Topics in Religious Studies. (3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)



RELG 350. Religion and Literature. (3)



RELG 355. Atheism: Trends and Critiques. (3)



RELG 361. Modern Christian Thought. (3)



RELG 365. Philosophy of Religion. (3)



RELG *407. Sanskrit I. (3)



RELG *408. Sanskrit II. (3)



RELG *413. Kierkegaard. (3)



RELG *422. Sociology of Religion. (3)



RELG 426 / 626. History of the Holocaust. (3)



RELG *430. American Religious Communication. (3)



RELG *431. Ch’an and Zen. (3)



RELG *434. South Asian Mystical Traditions. (3)



RELG *438. Indian Buddhist Philosophy. (3)



RELG *440. Summer Seminar in Buddhism. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



RELG 441 / 641. History of Religion in America. (3)



RELG *447. Seminar in Religious Studies. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)



RELG *448. Seminar in Hindu Tradition. (1-3, may be repeated 3 times Δ)



RELG *450. Spanish Mysticism. (3)



RELG *452. Medieval English Mystics. (3)



RELG 453. Asian Studies Thesis. (3)



RELG *457. Seminar in Islamic Tradition. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



RELG *463. Seminar in Biblical Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



RELG 464. Seminar in Philosophy of Religion. (3 to a maximum of 12 Δ [3 to a maximum of 6 Δ])



RELG 465. C. S. Lewis. (3)



RELG *475. Dante in Translation. (3)



RELG *482. New Mexico Hispanic Religious Arts. (3)



RELG *483. New Mexico Hispanic Ritual. (3)



RELG *491. African-American Religious Traditions. (3)



RELG 497. Independent Studies. (1-3, may be repeated 2 times Δ)



RELG 506 / 306. Reformation Era, 1500–1600. (3)



RELG 507. Teaching World Religions. (3)



RELG 524 / 324. Modern History of the Jewish People. (3)



RELG 533 / 333. Ritual Symbols and Behavior. (3)



RELG 547. Advanced Seminar in Religious Studies. (3 to a maximum of 6 Δ)



RELG 551. M.A. Problems. (1-6 to a maximum of 12 Δ)



RELG 560 / 360. Christian Classics. (3)



RELG 626 / 426. History of the Holocaust. (3)



RELG 641 / 441. History of Religion in America. (3)



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