Spring 2018 Religious Studies and Interfaith Leadership Studies courses:

 

ILS 105: HUM               Exploring Interfaith Leadership (TH 12:30-1:45) Sadd

 

REL 103  HUM                  Religion & Nonviolence (TH 8:00-9:15 and TH 9:30-10:45) M. Long

REL 125 HUM               Shared Scriptures of Jews & Christians (TH 9:30-10:45) Bucher

REL 151                            Life Meaning & Purposeful Life Work (TH 10:00-10:50) Sadd

 

REL 205 SSC GWR          Scoping Out Religion (TH 2:00-3:15) Newton

REL 225 NCH GWR        Hebrew Bible & Ancient Near East (TH 2:00-3:15) Bucher

REL 226 WCH                 New Testament (MW 2:00-3:15) Newton

REL 290 NCH                 Dharma Traditions (MWF 12:30-1:45) J Long

 

REL 331                          Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion (MW 3:30-4:50) Newton

REL 391                         Modern Hinduism (MW 2:00-3:15) J Long

REL 393                         Indian Philosophy (Online) J Long

 

If you are REL or IFLS, talk with your advisor about taking the following experimental course for credit towards your major or minor:

HI 373                            Brethren in China: A Heritage of Peacemaking

The history of Brethren activities in China between 1908 and 1952, highlighting the impact of these activities on gender, national identity, and the tradition of peacemaking. (MW 9:30-10:50) D. Kenley and J. Bach.

Spring 2018 Interfaith Leadership Studies courses:

 

Required ILS courses:

ILS 105: HUM     Exploring Interfaith Leadership (TH 12:30-1:45) Sadd

Religious Literacy, Appreciative Understanding, and Shared Values options:

REL 103  HUM      Religion & Nonviolence (TH 8:00-9:15 and TH 9:30-10:45) M. Long

REL 125 HUM     Shared Scriptures of Jews & Christians (TH 9:30-10:45) Bucher

REL 290 NCH        Dharma Traditions (MWF 12:30-1:45) J Long

Religious Diversity, Civil Society, and World Politics

AN 111 NCH             Understanding Human Cultures (TH 12:30-1:50) Wheelersburg

BIO 320                     Conservation Biology (TH 9:30am-10:50am, F 2:00-2:50)  Bowne

REL 331                     Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion (MW 3:30-4:50) Newton

REL 391                     Modern Hinduism (MW 2:00-3:15) J Long

SO 204 SSC               Population and Global Issues (TH 11:00-12:20) Kozimor-King

 

Professional Skills and Experiential Learning

 

BA 215                      Principles of Marketing (MWF 9:30-10:40) Chung

BA 265                      Management and Organizational Behavior (TH 12:00-1:40)  Ciocirlan)

MU 205 NCH           World Musics (TH 8:00-9:15) Shorner-Johnson

PCS 260 HUM          Peacebuilding Themes and Trends (TH 2:00-3:20) Rudy

PS 245 NCH              International Relations (MW 12:30-1:50; MW 2:00-3:15) Chen

 

Talk with your advisor and with Dr. Tara Moore (it is RBI), if you would like to enroll in the following course to satisfy “Professional Skills and Experiential Learning”:

 

CWS 386          Word, Web, and Design (H 5:00-8:00 pm) Moore

 

This advanced course fulfills the capstone course for creative writing minors and the publishing requirement for professional writing majors. The focus of the course is on the presentation of one's work, and how different approaches to presentation can further the purpose of particular projects or become aesthetic and communicative projects in themselves. Signature Learning Experience: Capstone.

May Term 2018

Amish and Anabaptists in Lancaster County

Note: Internships in Religious Studies and Interfaith Leadership Studies are available every semester.

Experiential Learning Opportunities in Religious Studies Courses

Students in several classes engage through video conferencing to discuss the latest research with religious studies scholars who are affiliated with other institutions.

In Amish and Anabaptist Groups in Context (REL 170), students visit the Amish settlement in the Belleville, Pennsylvania area, with three different Amish groups. One day is spent visiting Mennonites of various ethnic backgrounds in Lancaster County, such as Hispanic, Ethiopian and Karen congregations. Students also spend a day in service learning at Mennonite Central Committee to do service and learn about the service activity of several Anabaptist groups.

The Dharma Traditions course (REL 290) offers field trips to the Hindu American Religious Institute in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; the Blue Mountain Lotus Society in Harrisburg; and the Mindfulness and Meditation Group at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Harrisburg.

Students in the New Testament class (REL 226) examine and reconstruct artifact reproductions from the ancient world. 

Students in Anabaptist & Pietist Movements (REL 284) take a field trip to the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia to visit the historic Mennonite and Brethren meetinghouses, a historic home and historic school. They also visit the Ephrata Cloister in Ephrata, PA.

In Communal and Utopian Societies students visit the Ephrata Cloister for an in-depth tour to parts of the historic buildings that are not generally open to the public. Students also visit the Moravian Church in Lititz and some of the adjacent historic buildings.

The Dharma Traditions course (REL 290) offers field trips to the Hindu American Religious Institute in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; the Blue Mountain Lotus Society in Harrisburg; and  the Mindfulness and Meditation Group at the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Harrisburg.

Students studying Islam (REL 293) create an introductory website.

Students in various classes get their work published in online blogs and other outlets.

Students in “Bible through Culture” (REL 370) visit the Philadelphia Art Museum and the National Gallery in Washington, DC.

Modern Hinduism (REL 391) offers field trips to the Washington Kali Temple and the Vedanta Society of Greater DC. 

Current Students in Religious Studies

Looking for resources for a project or paper? Check out the Religious Studies Resource Guides through the High Library as a starting point.