Religious Studies (RELG)

RELG 101  - Exploring Religion  (3 Credits)  

Beliefs and practices of the world's religions and the methods scholars use to study them.

Carolina Core: GSS

RELG 120  - Comparative Religion  (3 Credits)  

Issues, theories, and debates that shape global religious traditions, cultures, and communities; examination of historical contexts and development, applying social scientific inquiry and methods to analyze relevant current circumstances and concerns.

RELG 201  - Religion and Culture  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of the dynamic relationships between selected religions and cultures.

Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences

RELG 240  - Introduction to Christianity  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the Christian religion, with emphasis on the history of the major traditions and movements that have shaped the multicultural practices and social impact of modern global Christianity.

RELG 301  - Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)  (3 Credits)  

Modern study of the Hebrew Bible from historical, literary, and archeological points of view. Reading and analysis of texts in translation.

Cross-listed course: JSTU 301

RELG 302  - New Testament  (3 Credits)  

Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.

RELG 311  - Gospel Literature and the Formation of Christianity  (3 Credits)  

Gospels about Jesus from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE; analysis with attention to canonical texts as well as those not contained in today’s major canonical collections; assessment of gospel literature in competing configurations of Christianity during its formative years.

RELG 312  - The Life and Letters of Paul  (3 Credits)  

A critical study in the life and thought of Paul, his letters to the early Christian churches, his role in the expansion of the Christian movement, and his continuing influence today.

RELG 412  - Faith, Doubt, and God  (3 Credits)  

Judeo-Christian views of God; modern criticism and contemporary responses.