Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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HST342 Topics in the History of Religion

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course can concentrate on a specific world religion and trace its develop­ment over time, or it can follow the comparative approach with respect to two or more religions, or, alternatively, it can choose a religious theme and follow its unfolding threads in one or more religious tradition. The major world religions usually provide the subject matter for this course: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, Taoism, Sikhism, varieties of animism. In addition, the history of atheism may also be the focus of this course.