2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Religious Studies
English, Philosophy & Modern Languages
(406) 657-2348

* RLST 170 The Religious Quest
[formerly PHIL 105 The Religious Quest]
3 cr. (F, Sp)  Introduces theories of the origin, nature, and function of religion.  Explores several religious interpretations of God, humans, and the world.  Focuses upon religious traditions and personal experiences as part of a search for the meaning of life.

RLST 245 Christianity
[formerly PHIL 250 Christianity]
3 cr.  Provides an overview of Christian thought and practice in relation to its historical development, outstanding proponents, and significant theological expressions.

RLST 303 Classical Mythology
[formerly PHIL 303 Classical Mythology]
3 cr. (F)  Studies Greek and Roman mythology by exploring the social, philosophical, and psychological functions of myth and its influence on Occidental art, music, drama, and literature.  Readings typically include Homer, Hesiod, Apollonius, Ovid, and some modern interpretations by such thinkers as Freud, Calasso, Deleuze-Guattari, and N.O. Brown.

RLST 304 Global Mythology
[formerly PHIL 304 Global Mythology]
3 cr. (Sp)  Explores mythologies from around the world, including South and North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific.  Compares and contrasts such themes as creation, the gods, evil, the human condition, gender divisions, civilization, salvation, morality, the natural world, death, and attitudes toward non-human animals.

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