Spring Quarter 2022 Courses

Welcome! Explore our Spring 2022 offerings below, and click the course title to register in MyPlan.

A Life Worth Living 

5 credits, I&S
TTh 9:30 – 12:20 pm
James K. Wellman

Discover a course about love, life, and finding your groove: What makes a life worth living? Using religious and humanistic traditions, we create meaning; we develop ethical traditions that enable a thriving social order. We study the resources in our lives, which mobilize energy to drive our dreams. Rites of passage, from the indigenous to the post-modern, empower us to navigate our journeys. Each student will ask, “What makes life worth living?” Each will find the tools to navigate our global market to fashion a flourishing life. A life worth living, therefore, masters meaning, morals, and the resources that create a life that uplifts, delights, and loves the world.

Yoga: Past and Present 

RELIG 120 / CHID 120
5 credits, I&S / VLPA / DIV
Online – Times TBA
Christian Novetzke

Studies yoga and its history, practice, literature, and politics. From the ancient past to modern yoga, studies essential texts and ideas, as well as the effects of class, religion, gender, nationalism, development, Marxism, colonialism, and physical culture on yoga.

Theories in the Study of Religion

RELIG 380 / CHID 380 / ISS 380
5 credits, I&S 
Times TBA
James K. Wellman

Provides a variety of approaches to the study of religion centered on examining the relationship between religion and modernity in the tradition of post-enlightenment, Euro-American scholarship. Examines theories of religion across disciplines: history, anthropology, sociology, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism, political theology, and Freudian psycho-analytical theory.

Colloquium in Comparative Religion

1 credit
W 5:30 – 7:50 pm
James K. Wellman

Required colloquium for graduate students in comparative religion program. Introduction to faculty research and to major methods and disciplines in the study of religion.

See previous courses here.