REL 6347 American Buddhism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of relationship between Buddhism and American culture.

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RLG 5143 Religion and Social Change 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Religion's role in social movements and other forms of cultural, economic, and political transformation.

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RLG 5195 Topics in Religion and Society 3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the interaction between religious bodies and the structures of the societies in which they function, with particular attention to the United States.

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RLG 5199 Religion and Nature in North America 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Investigation of ways that concepts of religion and nature have evolved and influenced one another during cultural, political and environmental history of North America since European contact.

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RLG 5297 Topics in Biblical Studies 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines methods of interpreting particular texts or themes chosen from Hebrew scriptures or the Christian New Testament.

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RLG 5338 Topics in Asian Religions 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines religious traditions that are indigenous to India, China, or Japan.

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RLG 5345 Buddhism Acrss Bndrys 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Buddhism Acrss Bndrys

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RLG 5361 Global Islam 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Promotes a deeper understanding of the diversity of Muslim cultures and societies in the contemporary global context through an interdisciplinary approach that is both topical and geographical, drawing from perspectives from the social sciences and the humanities

Prerequisite: Currently enrolled UF graduate students may enroll in the course. Non-degree seeking students may enroll pending upon the approval of the Department of Religion.

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RLG 5365 Studies in Islam 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Historical study of development of selected doctrines, institutions, and practices, using primary and interpretive material.

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RLG 5396 Religion and Animals 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the place of animals in the cosmologies and ethical systems of the world's diverse religions.

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RLG 5495 Topics in Religious Thought 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Investigation of particular themes in a religious tradition or the comparative approach to intellectual dimensions of religious communities.

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RLG 5549 Studies in Christianity 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Historical study of the development of selected Christian practices, doctrines, and institutions, using primary sources and interpretative material.

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RLG 5696 Topics in Jewish Thought 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Themes, issues, and personalities in the Jewish tradition, from the biblical period through modern times.

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RLG 5906 Individual Work 1-5 Credits, Max 12 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of chosen materials under the individual direction of a member of the Graduate Faculty. Plan of study and method of evaluation must be pre-approved by the supervisory committee.

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RLG 5937 Topics in Religious Studies 3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Issues and methods in the study of religion. Generally more than one religious tradition is studied.

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RLG 6035 Method and Theory I 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines classical formulations of approaches to studying religion and to developing religious studies as an academic discipline.

Prerequisite: graduate standing. Required of all religion graduate students.

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RLG 6036 Method and Theory II 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Study of religion in light of recent challenges in the humanities and social sciences. Special attention to the concept of religion and its origins in Christian culture of Western Europe; and to the engagement of religion in colonial culture.

Prerequisite: RLG 6035 and graduate standing. Required of all religion graduate students.

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RLG 6095 Utopias and Dystopias 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Ideal societies and their roles in religious movements, ideologies, and communities.

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RLG 6107 Core Seminar in Religion and Nature 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Religious dimensions of relationships between what humans call "nature" and "culture."

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RLG 6125 Religion and Politics in the Americas 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Relationship between socio-political change and religion in the Americas from the pre-colonial period to the present.

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RLG 6126 Religion in the Americas 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Origins and interactions of religions in the Americas.

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RLG 6129 Hindu Traditions in America 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of cultural, religious, and social issues.

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RLG 6137 Religion in North America 3 Credits, Max 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines religious bodies in the United States, from historical, sociological, and theological perspectives.

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RLG 6138 New Religious Movements 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

New, emerging, or alternative religious groups likely to receive the pejorative label of cult; types of leadership, organization, ritual, and ideology of such groups.

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RLG 6167 Radical Environmentalism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critically examines the emergence and social impact of radical environmental groups.

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RLG 6181 Ethics and the Natural Sciences 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Perspectives on the intersection of ethics and natural sciences, focusing on bioethics and health care, evolution, ecology, and ethology.

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RLG 6183 Religion and Environmental Ethics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explorations in classic and contemporary theories and applications of environmental ethics, with special attention to religion.

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RLG 6185 Religion, Nature, and Society 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores relationships between religion, nature and society both in the context of religious traditions and as a means to understand how these relationships reflect and shape social relations among people. Covers approaches to studying the relationships between different societies and nonhuman nature.

Prerequisite: Graduate status.

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RLG 6186 Nature in Western Traditions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduction to major issues and approaches in relations between humans and nature in western religious traditions.

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RLG 6187 Nature in Asian Religions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Explores themes such as interconnectedness and interdependence, nonexclusivity, and biocentrism in ethical systems of religious traditions of Asia.

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RLG 6196 Globalizing the Sacred 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines the ways that religion shapes the current multifaceted episode of globalization.

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RLG 6310 Religion and Nature in South Asia 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Examines how the different religious traditions of South Asia understand the natural world and how these traditions respond to contemporary environmental issues.

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RLG 6319 Interpreting Asian Religions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Critical assessment of the world-religions model for interpreting Asian religions.

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RLG 6339 Women in the Hindu Tradition 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Classical Hindu typologies of womanhood compared to alternative modern and contemporary models.

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RLG 6346 Buddhist Traditions 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Comprehensive survey of main traditions.

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RLG 6383 Relgn/Natr in Latn Am 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Relgn/Natr in Latn Am

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RLG 6385 Native Religions in the Americas 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Indigenous religious communities and traditions in North, Central, and South America.

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RLG 6386 Religion and the Latin American Diaspora 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Exploration of how transnationalism interacts with religion to produce new forms of identity and community life among Latinos.

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RLG 6387 Religions in Latin America 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Important historical developments and contemporary expressions of religions in Latin America.

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RLG 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

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RLG 6936 Seminar Relig Studies 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Seminar Relig Studies

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RLG 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

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RLG 6957 Overseas Studies in Religion 1-3 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Overseas Studies in Religion

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RLG 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Required of all candidates for the M.A. degree.

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RLG 7979 Advanced Research 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been admitted to a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

Prerequisite: consent of graduate coordinator.

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RLG 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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SRK 6905 Individual Study in Sanskrit 1-4 Credits, Max 9 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Graduate reading in Sanskrit language and literature.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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