August 6, 2020

Courses

RELIGION 879S: Religion and Media

RELIGION 879S: Religion and Media

This seminar examines leading theories, concepts, topics, and historical treatments of the relationship between religion and media, with a concentration ...
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RELIGION 791S: Literary Translation: History, Theory, and Practice

RELIGION 791S: Literary Translation: History, Theory, and Practice

A study of the theory and practice of translation from antiquity to the present, with a focus on religious, literary, ...
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RELIGION 773S: Islam, Law, and Society

RELIGION 773S: Islam, Law, and Society

Examines the history and development of Islamic law in the context of different Muslim societies from its origins to the ...
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RELIGION 373S: Islamic Mysticism

RELIGION 373S: Islamic Mysticism

This course introduces the history and key concepts of Islamic spirituality through the lives, writings, institutions, and influence of Muslim ...
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RELIGION 361: The End of the World: Apocalyptic Arguments from Antiquity to Present Day

RELIGION 361: The End of the World: Apocalyptic Arguments from Antiquity to Present Day

Traces end-time arguments, predictions, and prophecies from the second-century BCE until the present day. Why are prophecies of doom so ...
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RELIGION 295S: Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture

RELIGION 295S: Black Muslims: Race, Religion, and Culture

The intersection of African, American, European, and Islamic cultures studied through the cultural and intellectual flourishing of black Islam. Topics ...
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RELIGION 290S: Scribes & Scriptures

RELIGION 290S: Scribes & Scriptures

Students in this seminar will study the people and communities responsible for the writing and copying of sacred literature in ...
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RELIGION 205S: Women, Gender, and Christian Origins

RELIGION 205S: Women, Gender, and Christian Origins

A study of early Christian perspectives on women and gender as expressed in the New Testament and other Jewish and ...
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RELIGION 101: Introduction to Religious Studies

RELIGION 101: Introduction to Religious Studies

Introduction to leading themes and concepts in the study of religions from the ancient world to the present. Course is ...
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RELIGION 89S: Religion and Humor

RELIGION 89S: Religion and Humor

For some people, religion is serious business; for others, it is the object of satire, parody, and ridicule. Laughing at ...
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LATIN 508S: Medieval and Renaissance Latin

LATIN 508S: Medieval and Renaissance Latin

In this graduate Latin seminar we will explore the vibrant literary culture of the so-called Carolingian Renaissance, which began during ...
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CLST 360: The History of the Book

CLST 360: The History of the Book

This course investigates the history of the “book” as physical object from its earliest forms (clay, bone or bamboo tablets, ...
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CLST 283: Greek History

CLST 283: Greek History

This course is a survey of Greek history from the Archaic period to the fourth century. We will focus on ...
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RELIGION 253: Cross-Cultural Encounters

RELIGION 253: Cross-Cultural Encounters

The dynamics of cross-cultural interaction have actively shaped the world for many centuries now. This class explores some of the ...
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RELIGION 190FS: The Bible in America

RELIGION 190FS: The Bible in America

Has the Bible always been so important in American life?  (And is there such a thing as THE Bible anyway?) ...
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RELIGION 156: Scripture: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

RELIGION 156: Scripture: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are characterized as “scriptural religions,” “religions of the book.” Their sacred texts are foundational to the ...
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LAW 202: Art Law

LAW 202: Art Law

This course will cover a number of intersections between the law and the people and institutions that constitute the world ...
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RELIGION 145: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

RELIGION 145: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Most people have strong opinions about what the Bible says, what it means, and its place in public life, but ...
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RELIGION 911: 	 Religious Material Culture in Theory and Practice

RELIGION 911: Religious Material Culture in Theory and Practice

This course examines prevailing theories and methods of studying objects, spaces, images, and the senses as primary forms of evidence ...
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AMES 126S: UNDERSTANDING THE QUR'AN

AMES 126S: UNDERSTANDING THE QUR’AN

The Qur’an is the Islamic scripture. This course explores the history of revelation or words of God in Islam; formation ...
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AMES 329S: Islamic Media

AMES 329S: Islamic Media

This course explores how contemporary technologies reawaken the sense of the sacred in daily life, rather than destroy it. In ...
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AMES 349S: Hinduism and Judaism: Culture, Religion, and Identity

AMES 349S: Hinduism and Judaism: Culture, Religion, and Identity

Using interdisciplinary comparative frameworks, this course will study how two major world religions, Hinduism and Judaism, create a dynamic cosmos ...
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ARTHIST 786S: Islam, Art, & Society

ARTHIST 786S: Islam, Art, & Society

This course explores the interweaving of Islamic theology, spirituality, art, architecture, mathematics, and astronomy in the beautification of everyday objects ...
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CLST 528S: LATER GREEK HISTORY

CLST 528S: LATER GREEK HISTORY

This course will explore ways in which democratic Athens conceived of legal and social status, for both citizens and non ...
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GREEK 252S: Advanced Intermediate Greek - HOMER/DRAMA

GREEK 252S: Advanced Intermediate Greek – HOMER/DRAMA

This course is meant to help you improve the ease and accuracy with which you read ancient Greek and to ...
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GREEK 654S: ADV. INTERM. GREEK FOR GRADS

GREEK 654S: ADV. INTERM. GREEK FOR GRADS

This course is meant to help you improve the ease and accuracy with which you read ancient Greek and to ...
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HISTTHEO 809: Eros and Epectasy: From Plato to Ps-Dionysius

HISTTHEO 809: Eros and Epectasy: From Plato to Ps-Dionysius

One of the major subjects of debate among theologians, ancient and modern, has been how to think about the nature ...
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HISTTHEO 954: Greco-Roman Intellectual Traditions of Patristic Thought

HISTTHEO 954: Greco-Roman Intellectual Traditions of Patristic Thought

The course examines various intellectual traditions (philosophical schools, schools of rhetoric, and literature) that provided the high cultural background for ...
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LATIN 102-02: Elementary Latin

LATIN 102-02: Elementary Latin

Latin 102 completes the introduction to the Latin language, including vocabulary, grammar, syntax, style, and techniques in reading and translation.  ...
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LATIN 102-03: Elementary Latin

LATIN 102-03: Elementary Latin

Latin 102 completes the introduction to the Latin language, including vocabulary, grammar, syntax, style, and techniques in reading and translation.  ...
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LATIN 584S: Latin Palaeography

LATIN 584S: Latin Palaeography

This course is an introduction to the field of Latin Palaeography, its history and methods; also the role of the ...
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NEWTEST 707: Intro to New Testament

NEWTEST 707: Intro to New Testament

This course is an introduction to the content and interpretation of the New Testament, with attention to its historical context, ...
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RELIGION 145: The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

RELIGION 145: The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Most people have strong opinions about what the Bible says, what it means, and its place in public life, but ...
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RELIGION 375: Islamic Civilization I

RELIGION 375: Islamic Civilization I

GLOBAL EXPRESSIONS OF CLASSICAL ISLAM: This course is an introduction to the classical period of Islamic thought, practice, political formations, ...
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RELIGION 620: Exegesis of the Hebrew Old Testament

RELIGION 620: Exegesis of the Hebrew Old Testament

This course examines a close reading of the HEBREW TEXT of Deuteronomy, with the aim of understanding its major theological ...
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REL 844: Protestants & Pictures

REL 844: Protestants & Pictures

History of Protestant visual culture from the sixteenth century to the present. Explores images and visual practices that characterize the ...
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REL 885: Christian Manuscript Culture

REL 885: Christian Manuscript Culture

Investigating provenience & provenance of Christian manuscripts, esp. in Duke University collections. Manuscripts as windows into religious and cultural priorities ...
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AMES 205FS: Literary Islam

AMES 205FS: Literary Islam

A broad overview of the most essential elements of the Islamic literary tradition. Begins with pre-Islamic poetry and how it ...
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AMES 498S: Senior Thesis Seminar

AMES 498S: Senior Thesis Seminar

This courses is required for AMES seniors completing an honors thesis. Includes close work with thesis advisers. The fundamentals of ...
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CHURHST 750: Early to Late Medieval Christianity

CHURHST 750: Early to Late Medieval Christianity

This course surveys the history of Christianity from its beginnings through the fifteenth century ...
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FOCUS 195FS: Middle East - Global Contexts

FOCUS 195FS: Middle East – Global Contexts

This course is a forum for discussing and bridging the varied interdisciplinary issues that arise within the individual Focus Program ...
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HISTTHEO 810: Christology before Nicaea

HISTTHEO 810: Christology before Nicaea

Beginning with an overview of the New Testament and Jewish Christian texts among the so-called Apostolic writings, the class will ...
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Latin 101-01: Elementary Latin

Latin 101-01: Elementary Latin

Latin 101 entails the study of the structure of the language (i.e., forms, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation). In addition, students ...
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Latin 101-03: Elementary Latin

Latin 101-03: Elementary Latin

Latin 101 entails the study of the structure of the language (i.e., forms, vocabulary, syntax, and pronunciation). In addition, students ...
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REL 101: Introduction to Religious Studies

REL 101: Introduction to Religious Studies

This course seeks to introduce students to leading themes and concepts in the study of religions from the ancient world ...
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RELIGION 155: The New Testament

RELIGION 155: The New Testament

This course examines the major books of the New Testament, covering their contents, ethical implications, historical and social setting, authorship, ...
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REL 770 / HIST 770: Islamic Interconnectivities

REL 770 / HIST 770: Islamic Interconnectivities

This course introduces various aspects of global Islamic history and historiography. It interrogates how to define, analyze, and probe the ...
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XTIANTHE 849:  Pneumatology: Global Perspectives on the Holy Spirit

XTIANTHE 849: Pneumatology: Global Perspectives on the Holy Spirit

This course focuses on the theology of the Holy Spirit in the Scriptures and in the Christian theological tradition. Special ...
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CodePen: Classics Archival Expedition

CodePen: Classics Archival Expedition

Welcome to our Archival Expedition on The Textual Transmission of Female Greek Lyric Poets! In three sessions we will gain ...
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