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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


RELIGST Religious Studies



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101 Introduction to World Religions. 3 cr. U. Basic concepts of world religions; broad overview of various religious traditions in ancient and modern configurations.|Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific humanities topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem Course (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Specific social science topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem Course (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult dept chair.|Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS.
225 Society and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East. 3 cr. U. Using historical evidence (written texts, material remains) to examine religion and social organization in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel/Canaan, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean and archaic Greece.|Prereq: none.
250 Selected Topics in Religious Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Focus on a particular religion or religious issue.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Religious Studies, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Religious Studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member
296 UROP Apprenticeship. 1-3 cr. U. Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.|One credit for 45 hours research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Program
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept and assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l semester.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none. Additional prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
309 Early Christianity. 3 cr. U. The early Christian period: what people believed and why; how Christianity was understood, practiced, and integrated into people's lives. Emergence from, contact with other religious cultures.|No cr for students w/cr in Hist 370 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
350 Advanced Topics in Religious Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Advanced study of a particular religion or religious issue.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
351 Anthropological Theories of Religion. 3 cr. U. Anthropological theories of religion covering magic and witchcraft, moral order, sacred and profane, alienation, capitalism, neurosis, ritual, fetishism, fundamentalism, conversion, sacrifice, and healing.|Anthro 351 & ReligSt 351 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
395 Seminar in the Study of Religion: Theories of Religion. 3 cr. U. Critical inquiry into the questions of and about religion: what is religion, and how do we study it?|Prereq: jr st.
489 Internship in Religious Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of Religious Studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept and assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
544 Religious Giving in Anthropological Perspective. 3 cr. U. Seminar on religious directives for giving in historical and cross-cultural perspective, including Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish ideas of charity, philanthropy, and social welfare.|Anthro 544 & ReligSt 544 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
699 Advanced Independent Study. 1-3 cr. U. Advanced level independent work under the supervision of ReligSt faculty or academic staff member.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; writ cons instr, dept chair, & assoc dean for SAS

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