courses 14-15

Religious Studies Courses taught in the 2014-15 academic year. For a list of our current courses, click here.

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Course syllabi available at syllabus.stanford.edu

Spring 2015

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RELIGST 17N Love, Power, and Justice: Ethics in Christian Perspective Sockness TTh 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 20A The Sun Also Shines on the Wicked: The Problem of Evil in Religious Thought Vevaina MW 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 21 Religion in Science Fiction and Fantasy Gelber TTh 2:15-4:05
RELIGST 22 Method in the Sciences of Nature and Society Sadeghi MW 2:15-3:30
RELIGST 28SI Interfaith@Noon TBA TBA
RELIGST 31 The Religious Life of Things Kieschnick MWF 11:00-11:50
RELIGST 71 Jews and Christians: Conflict and Coexistence Fonrobert TTh 12:50-2:05
RELIGST 105 Religion and War in America Gin Lum TTh 11:00-12:15
RELIGST 109 Emperor, Explorer, and God: Alexander the Great in the Global Imagination Vevaina MW 3:15-5:05
RELIGST 114 Yoga, Ancient and Modern Hess MW 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 115 Women and Pilgrimage in Japan Falk MW 11:00-12:15
RELIGST 143 Empathy Shaw M 2:15-5:05
RELIGST 170D Readings in Talmudic Literature Fonrobert F 12:00-1:15
RELIGST 179 Doing the Sacred: Religion and Performance Dickason MW 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 217X Minorities in Medieval Europe Griffiths F 10:00-12:50
RELIGST 246/346 Constructing Race and Religion in America Gin Lum W 2:15-5:05
RELIGST 255/355 Religion and Power in the Making of Modern South Asia Truschke MW 2:15-3:45
RELIGST 298 Senior Colloquium Pitkin TBA
RELIGST 313 Graduate Seminar on Buddhism Gregory Th 2:15-5:05
RELIGST 320 Religion and Literature Bashir & Yearley W 3:15-6:05

winter 2015

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RELIGST 2 Is Stanford a Religion? Gin Lum TTh 11:00-12:15
RELIGST 13Q Mystical Journeys: Beyond Knowing and Reason Gelber TTh 4:15-5:30
RELIGST 19N “Land of Milk and Honey”: Food, Justice, and Ethnic Identity in Jewish Culture Fonrobert MW 12:50-2:05
RELIGST 50 Exploring Buddhism Harrison MW 11:00-12:15
RELIGST 117 Christianity in 21st-Century America Pitkin TTh 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 119 Gandhi and His Legacy: Violence and Nonviolence in the World and in Ourselves Hess TTh 9:30-10:45 & T 6:30-8:30 pm
RELIGST 132D Early Christian Gospels Copeland MW 9:00-10:15
RELIGST 160 Religion in Modern African Literature Marcus-Sells TTh 12:50-2:05
RELIGST 170D Readings in Talmudic Literature Fonrobert TBA
RELIGST 171A Biblical Greek MacDonald MW 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 173X Latin 500-1600 CE Duarte TTh 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 183 Atheism: Hegel to Heidegger Sheehan TTh 11:00-12:15
RELIGST 188A Issues in Liberation: El Salvador Sheehan TTh 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 199 Individual Work RS Faculty TBA
RELIGST 201/301 Islamic Law Sadeghi MW 4:15-6:15
RELIGST 229/329 Winged Bulls and Sun Disks: Religion and Politics in the Persian Empire Vevaina MW 3:15-5:05
RELIGST 233 The Ethics of Religious Politics Sockness TTh 3:15-5:05
RELIGST 257X/357X Female Divinities in China Lewis 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 290 Majors Seminar Sockness MW 1:15-3:05
RELIGST 347 Chinese Buddhist Texts Kieschnick TTh 1:15-2:30

fall 2014

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THINK 7 Journeys Yearley & Wolff MW 10:00-10:50
RELIGST 1 Religion Around the Globe Bashir TTh 10:30-11:45
RELIGST 11N The Meaning of Life Sheehan MW 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 26 The Bible and Its Interpreters Pitkin MW 2:15-3:30
RELIGST 36 Philosophy of Religion Gelber TTh 3:15-4:30
RELIGST 61 Exploring Islam Sadeghi MW 2:15-3:30
RELIGST 81 Exploring Indian Religions Truschke MW 12:50-2:05
RELIGST 118 Gandhi, Nonviolence, Religion Hess TTh 9:30-10:45
RELIGST 126 Protestant Reformation Pitkin 12:35-2:05
RELIGST 130 Sex and Gender in Judaism and Christianity Fonrobert MW 4:15-5:30
RELIGST 170D Readings in Talmudic Literature Fonrobert TBA
RELIGST 199 Individual work RS Faculty TBA
RELIGST 208A/308A Ex Oriente Lux: Orientalism and the Study of Religion Vevaina MW 3:15-5:05
RELIGST 212 Chuang Tzu Yearley TTh 1:15-3:05
RELIGST 224/324 Classical Islamic Texts Sadeghi MW 4:15-6:05
RELIGST 231X Knowing God: Learning Religion in Popular Culture Kelman W 3:15-6:05
RELIGST 251/351 Readings in Indian Buddhist Texts Harrison W 2:15-5:05
RELIGST 254/354 Recent Contributions to Buddhist Studies Kieschnick W 9:00-11:50
RELIGST 274/374 From Kant to Kierkegaard Sockness TTh 3:15-5:05
RELIGST 279/379 After God: Why Religion At All? Sheehan TTh 11:00-12:50
RELIGST 297 Senior Essay/Honors Essay Research RS Faculty TBA
RELIGST 304B Theories and Methods Bashir M 10:00-12:50