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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

RELG 2020 - Introduction to Religious Thought

A thematic introduction to the academic study of religion. Through examples drawn from a wide range of religious traditions, issues central to the field of religious studies in particular, and to humanity in general, are explored to include: How can we understand our own place and role in the cosmos? Are there really any moral absolutes? Why is there evil? Is there life after death? Readings are drawn largely from primary texts, some dating back to 2000 B.C.E., representing a wide range of traditions including Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, African American, Ancient Babylonian, and Ancient Egyptian.