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Fall 2017

Survey of Bible in historical context.


103.001

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Time/s: TR 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 221

In this course we will survey the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament. We will examine the historical, cultural, social, geographic, political, and religious backgrounds of each of the thirty nine books of the Old Testament and of the twenty seven books of the New Testament. We will examine how these backgrounds form the books of the Bible. We will study the authorship, date, audience, context, and content of each book. We will trace the origins, the transmission, compilation, the editing, and final edition of each work. We will also explore methods of Biblical interpretation and discuss Biblical theologies.

In this course we will survey the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and the New Testament. We will examine the historical, cultural, social, geographic, political, and religious backgrounds of each of the thirty nine books of the Old Testament and of the twenty seven books of the New Testament. We will examine how these backgrounds form the books of the Bible. We will study the authorship, date, audience, context, and content of each book. We will trace the origins, the transmission, compilation, the editing, and final edition of each work. We will also explore methods of Biblical interpretation and discuss Biblical theologies.

  • Type: Lecture

Introduction to major living world religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).


107.001

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: Woodward Lecture Hall 101

This course is designed to give an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and texts of some of the world’s major religions. The class will begin with an examination of Hinduism, and then move on to Buddhism, and then include a short section on Chinese religion & philosophy. After looking at these “Eastern” religions, we will examine the “Western” religious tradition, starting with Judaism, then looking at Christianity, and finally Islam.

This course is designed to give an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and texts of some of the world’s major religions. The class will begin with an examination of Hinduism, and then move on to Buddhism, and then include a short section on Chinese religion & philosophy. After looking at these “Eastern” religions, we will examine the “Western” religious tradition, starting with Judaism, then looking at Christianity, and finally Islam.

  • Type: Lecture

107.002

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: M 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 123

This course is designed to give an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and texts of some of the world’s major religions. The class will begin with an examination of Hinduism, and then move on to Buddhism, and then include a short section on Chinese religion & philosophy. After looking at these “Eastern” religions, we will examine the “Western” religious tradition, starting with Judaism, then looking at Christianity, and finally Islam.This course is designed to give an introduction to the basic beliefs, practices, and texts of some of the world’s major religions. The class will begin with an examination of Hinduism, and then move on to Buddhism, and then include a short section on Chinese religion & philosophy. After looking at these “Eastern” religions, we will examine the “Western” religious tradition, starting with Judaism, then looking at Christianity, and finally Islam.
  • Type: Lecture

107.003

Instructor: Barnes, William
Online Class

107.004

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Online Class

  • Type: Lecture
  • Fee: $100

107.006

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Online Class

107.008

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

107.009

Instructor: ,
Online Class

  • Canceled by department 06/20/2017.
  • Type: Lecture
  • Fee: $100

107.010

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Online Class

Pentateuch and the historical books of the Old Testament. {Fall}


230.002

Instructor: Todd, Judith
Online Class

New Testament and early Christian history.


232.002

Instructor: Yates, Franklin
Time/s: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 132

  • Type: Lecture

A study of major Asian traditions, such as Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1213). {Fall}


263.001

Instructor: Ulrich, Katherine
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 128

  • Type: Lecture

263.002

Instructor: ,

  • Canceled by department 4/05/2017.
  • Type: Lecture

263.003

Instructor: Shetiya, Vibha
Online Class

263.004

Instructor: Gerber, Lisa
Online Class

263.005

Instructor: Gerber, Lisa
Online Class

263.006

Instructor: Shetiya, Vibha
Online Class

A study of major Western traditions, such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1223). {Spring}


264.001

Instructor: Lipka, Hilary
Time/s: MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 226

  • Type: Lecture

264.003

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Online Class

(Also offered as AFST 303) Students will be introduced to the Black experience, which necessitates the redefinition of God and Jesus Christ in the lives of Black people as the struggle for transcendental and political freedom.


303.001

Instructor: Okunor, Shiame
Time/s: MWF 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 220

  • Type: Lecture

An introduction to the origin and development of mystical aspects of Islam, commonly known as Sufism. The course examines themes such as Sufism vis-à-vis Islamic orthodoxy, mystical experience, the literary heritage of Sufism, Sufi organizations.


314.001

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 221

  • Type: Lecture

(Also offered as HIST 326/526) The history of Christianity from its beginnings in Palestine to the eve of the Protestant Reformation. Primary focus will be on the rich variety of forms-doctrinal, liturgical and institutional-that Christianity assumed through the Medieval centuries. Also of concern will be its contributions and significance as a civilizing force. {Fall}


326.001

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 102

  • Type: Lecture

Studies in major religious figures or movements. Topic varies.


347.001

Instructor: Gorton, Luke
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 229

  • Type: Topics

347.002

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Humanities 428

  • Type: Topics

347.003

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 332

  • Type: Topics

347.004

Instructor: Lipka, Hilary
Time/s: MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 126

  • Type: Topics

347.005

Instructor: Ulrich, Katherine
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 211

  • Type: Topics

347.006

Instructor: Torres, Eliseo
Online Class

347.007

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Time/s: TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 318

  • Type: Topics

347.008

Instructor: Bridgers, Lynn
Time/s: TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 221

  • Type: Topics

347.009

Instructor: Taber, John
Time/s: TR 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 231

  • Type: Topics

An introduction exploring relationships between the literary and religious traditions. {Fall}


350.001

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

350.002

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

350.003

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

(Also offered as AMST 347) This course introduces students to the history of Roman Catholicism in the United States, emphasizing the interaction of Catholicism with politics and culture, and the religious lives of ordinary Catholics.


351.001

Instructor: Holscher, Kathleen
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Mitchell Hall 204

  • Type: Lecture

(Also offered as PHIL 361) Background of the intellectual issues facing Roman Catholic and Protestant traditions today. Prerequisite: one course in Religious Studies or Philosophy.


361.001

Instructor: Oberst, Joachim L
Time/s: W 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 128

  • Type: Lecture

(Also offered as PHIL 365) Philosophic analysis of some major concepts and problems in religion. Prerequisite: one course in Religious Studies or Philosophy.


365.001

Instructor: ,

  • Canceled by department 4/05/2017.
  • Type: Lecture

(Also offered as HIST 441) This class will cover the rise and development of the nation's religious groups, from first contact to the present day. The focus will be on the social impact of the groups and how they influenced the development of American life.


441.001

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Time/s: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 221

  • Type: Seminar

Major religious figures or movements. Topic varies. Prerequisite: one Religious Studies course.


447.009

Instructor: ,

  • Canceled by department 03/31/2017.
  • Type: Seminar

447.080

Instructor: ,
Online Class

  • Canceled by department 03/31/2017.
  • Type: Seminar
  • Fee: $100

Topics in the literary and historical analysis of Biblical texts. Prerequisite: 230 or 231 or 232.


463.001

Instructor: ,

  • Canceled by department 8/18/2017.
  • Type: Seminar

Restriction: permission of program chairperson.


497.001

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel

  • Type: Seminar

497.002

Instructor: Bussanich, John

  • Type: Seminar

497.003

Instructor: Gerber, Lisa
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.004

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.005

Instructor: Yates, Franklin
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.006

Instructor: Gorton, Luke
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.008

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.009

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.010

Instructor: Bridgers, Lynn
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

Spring 2018

Introduction to major living world religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1113).


107.001

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Woodward Lecture Hall 101

  • Type: Lecture

107.002

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: M 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 122

  • Type: Lecture

107.004

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

107.005

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Online Class

107.006

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Online Class

Pentateuch and the historical books of the Old Testament. {Fall}


230.001

Instructor: Todd, Judith
Online Class

New Testament and early Christian history.


232.001

Instructor: Gorton, Luke
Time/s: MWF 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 211

  • Type: Lecture

A study of major Asian traditions, such as Taoism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1213). {Fall}


263.001

Instructor: Ulrich, Katherine
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Education 105

  • Type: Lecture

263.004

Instructor: Shetiya, Vibha
Online Class

A study of major Western traditions, such as Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Meets New Mexico Lower-Division General Education Common Core Curriculum Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (NMCCN 1223). {Spring}


264.001

Instructor: Lipka, Hilary
Time/s: MWF 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Mitchell Hall 220

  • Type: Lecture

264.003

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Online Class

An examination of the social, political, and cultural aspects of fundamentalism in the contemporary Muslim world.


313.001

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Time/s: TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Collaborative Teaching & Learn 210

  • Type: Lecture

An introduction to the origin and development of mystical aspects of Islam, commonly known as Sufism. The course examines themes such as Sufism vis-à-vis Islamic orthodoxy, mystical experience, the literary heritage of Sufism, Sufi organizations.


314.001

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Collaborative Teaching & Learn 210

  • Type: Lecture

This course engages in the close study of biblical texts that address sexual behavior and sexuality, considering how these texts were likely understood in their original context and the different ways they are interpreted today.


322.001

Instructor: Lipka, Hilary
Time/s: T 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:

  • Type: Lecture

(Also offered as HIST 327/527) The development of Christianity from the Protestant Reformation to the modern day, with focus on the variety of forms Christianity assumed throughout this period as it moved outward from Europe and became a world religion.


327.001

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Economics 1002

  • Type: Lecture

This course takes saints as an entry point for exploring North American Catholic history. We focus on the practices by which ordinary Catholics make men and women into saints after their deaths.


343.001

Instructor: Holscher, Kathleen
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 126

  • Type: Lecture

Studies in major religious figures or movements. Topic varies.


347.001

Instructor: Ulrich, Katherine
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Dane Smith Hall 126

  • Type: Topics

347.002

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Time/s: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location:

  • Type: Topics

347.003

Instructor: Pugach, Noel
Time/s: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Univ Advise & Enrich Center B90

  • Type: Topics

347.004

Instructor: ,
Location:

  • Type: Topics

347.005

Instructor: Banerjee, Subhankar
Time/s: F 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Art 304C

  • Type: Topics

347.007

Instructor: Gorton, Luke
Time/s: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location: Mitchell Hall 122

  • Type: Topics

347.010

Instructor: Torres, Eliseo
Online Class

An introduction exploring relationships between the literary and religious traditions. {Fall}


350.001

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

  • Online course visit: http//online.unm.edu/schedule
  • Type: Lecture
  • Fee: $100

350.002

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

350.003

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Online Class

(Also offered as PHIL 365) Philosophic analysis of some major concepts and problems in religion. Prerequisite: one course in Religious Studies or Philosophy.


365.001

Instructor: Candelaria, Michael
Time/s: MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Location: Collaborative Teaching & Learn 210

  • Type: Lecture

Major religious figures or movements. Topic varies. Prerequisite: one Religious Studies course.


447.001

Instructor: Watson, Paul
Time/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Mechanical Engineering 214

  • Type: Seminar

447.002

Instructor: Watson, Paul
Online ClassTime/s: TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Online Synchronous 1

  • Required online meeting times.Online Synchronous Course Detail: online.unm.edu
  • Type: Seminar
  • Fee: $100

447.003

Instructor: Bridgers, Lynn
Time/s: TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

An examination and critique of influential 19th, 20th, and 21st century scientific attempts to explain religion in contrast to supernaturalist theories. Also considered are some postmodernist and evolutionary psychology perspectives on religion. Prerequisite: one course in Religious Studies.


452.001

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel
Time/s: R 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Bandelier Hall East 105

  • Type: Lecture

Topics in the literary and historical analysis of Biblical texts. Prerequisite: 230 or 231 or 232.


463.001

Instructor: Yates, Franklin
Time/s: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

Restriction: permission of program chairperson.


497.001

Instructor: Bussanich, John

  • Type: Seminar

497.002

Instructor: Wolne, Daniel

  • Type: Seminar

497.003

Instructor: Yates, Franklin
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.004

Instructor: Gerber, Lisa
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.005

Instructor: Holscher, Kathleen
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.006

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.007

Instructor: Bridgers, Lynn
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.008

Instructor: Van Andel, Kelly
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.009

Instructor: Gorton, Luke
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.010

Instructor: Banihashemi, Mozafar
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.011

Instructor: Ray, Donna
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

497.012

Instructor: Lipka, Hilary
Location:

  • Type: Seminar

Tutorial arrangement with a member of the graduate faculty.


551.001

Instructor: Bussanich, John

  • Type: Lecture