Religious Studies (RELG)
Beliefs and practices of the world's religions and the methods scholars use to study them.
Carolina Core: GSS
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.
Exploration of the dynamic relationships between selected religions and cultures.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
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.
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
Historical and critical study of the New Testament writings, with emphasis on origins, production, and transmission.
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.
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.
Judeo-Christian views of God; modern criticism and contemporary responses.