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Religious Studies

Religious Studies Courses

RELS 1 RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD 3 UNITS

Introduction to religion by examining several religions; basic principles of each shown by fundamental scriptures and works in the visual and musical arts. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: Area 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

RELS 2 THE BIBLE: HISTORY AND LITERATURE 3 UNITS

Study of the historical context and literary forms of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Emphasis on social, political and economic origins of the works, their literary motifs, and how their creation reflected ongoing cultural values. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: Area 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

RELS 3 AN INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S SPIRITUALITY 3 UNITS

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural examination of women's spirituality with particular reference to women's contributions and influence in redefining feminine aspects of the divine. Examines the use of feminine experience as a primary construct for understanding the connection between women's spirituality and the sacred. This course will also explore how issues of gender, culture, and identity influence women's religious experiences. Explores religious texts, rituals, music, poetry and film. 3 hours lecture AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; IGETC: Area 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: GR

RELS 11 THE NATURE OF ISLAM 3 UNITS

Introduction to the nature of Islam as a religion or system for life, its culture and its impact on Muslim individuals and groups. Includes a brief history of Islam and Muslims in relation to the basic sources of Islam. 3 hours. AA/AS GE. Transfer: CSU, UC; CSU GE: C2; IGETC: Area 3B Degree Applicable, Credit Grading Option: OP

Religious Studies

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