Religion (REL)

Classes

REL 122 : Greek and Roman Mythology

In this course, students will be introduced to the primary narratives that the ancient Greeks and Romans told about their gods, their world and themselves. The emphasis throughout the course will be on reading, analyzing and evaluating the literature of classical Greek and Roman mythology. One overriding theme of the course will be a focus on human nature and the so-called "fragile human condition" as it is portrayed in classical mythology.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

REL 150 : Introduction to World Religions

In this course, students will explore the history, literature, beliefs and practices of the world's major religious traditions in an effort to understand how they shed light on the fabric of reality as well as the nature, meaning and struggles of human existence.

Some of the religious traditions that will be considered include Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives — FGC (prehistory to modern times)

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

REL 205 : Understanding Hawaiian Religion

This course is an introductory survey of Hawaiian religious beliefs and practices from migration to the early contact era.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100.

Designations

Diversification: Humanities — DH
Graduation Requirement: Pacific Cultures — PC

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer

REL 210 : Christianity

In this course, students will be introduced to the historical, literary and theological foundations of Christian thought and practice. Some of the topics that will be considered include: The historical and theological connections between the so-called Old and New Testaments; The person and work of Christ; The doctrines of salvation, the church and the "end times"; The inspiration, reliability and authority of scripture.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring, Summer