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Queen's University

Reading Courses Offered 2015-16

These courses are co-taught with undergraduate courses.  Students will be required to attend classes with the undergraduate students but will have separate course requirements including additional readings and different assignments. They will also meet with the instructor on occasion separate from the undergraduate students.

These courses are scheduled by the Timetabling Office along with their undergraduate counterparts.  The University will release the 2015-16 Timetable in mid June.  The schedule for these courses will be listed after the University Timetable is released.

No more than 6 units of these courses or graduate courses that are co-taught with undergraduate courses in another department (or in combination) may be selected.

RELS 809 Readings in Religion II: Muslims in Canada

This course will be co-taught with the undergraduate course RELS 302.
3 units, Winter Term
Day/Time:  Monday 14:30-17:30
Instructor:  Forough Jahanbakhsh

RELS 810 Modern and Contemporary Christian Thought

Exemplary work in recent and contemporary Christian theology.
3 units, Fall Term
Day/Time:  Wednesday, 11:30-14:30
Instructor:  TBD

RELS 822 Yoga in India and the West
Surveys the history and philosophy of yoga in India and the West.
3 units, Fall Term
Day/Time:  Wednesday 8:30-11:30
Instructor:  Ellen Goldberg

RELS 828 Interpretation of Apocalyptic Literature

The primary focus of the course will be the theological perspectives and social functions of apocalyptic in traditions. The course will also survey the appropriation of apocalyptic themes throughout history in artistic forms such as art, fiction, and film, with particular attention to our modern times and cultures.
3 units, Winter Term
Day/Time:  Wednesday 14:30-17:30
Instructor:  Callie Callon

RELS 831 Religion and Violence

Links between violence and religious beliefs, practices and institutions; for example, sacrifice, holy wars, scapegoating, and suicide.
3 units, Winter Term
Day/Time:  Tuesday 16:00-17:30 and Thursday 14:30-16:00
Instructor:  William Morrow

RELS 840 Religion and Democracy

Deals with the role of religion in the public sphere and its relation to liberal democracy. It examines the (in)compatibility of some tenets of certain religions with modern democratic principles.
3 units, Fall Term
Day/Time:  Tuesday 14:30-17:30
Instructor:  Forough Jahanbakhsh

RELS 852 The Contemporary Religious Situation

Religion in modernity;traditional groups, newer religious movements, contemporary ideologies and social trends of religious significance.
3 units, Fall Term
Day/Time:  Tuesday 11:30-14:30
Instructor:  Sharday Mosurinjohn

RELS 894 Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Examines Chinese and foreign religions in mainland China from 1949 to the present day. Topics include the status of established religions, the political control of new religious movements and the resurgence of traditional Chinese religions and ideologies including Daoism and Confucianism
3 units, Winter Term
Day/Time:  Thursday 18:30-21:30
Instructor:  James Miller






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