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Religion Minor

Effective Winter 2016

Advising

Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.

The History Department offers a three-tiered advising structure.

Tier 1: Faculty Advisors from the History Department's Undergraduate Committee

  • declaring a history major - obtaining general advice about the nature, purpose, and utility of a history degree
  • recommending a faculty mentor
  • approving study abroad and transfer credit
  • declaring an academic minor in History

To make an appointment, go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate/advising.

Tier 2: The Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies

  • obtaining general advice about the requirements for the major
  • checking progress towards the major or minor
  • completing the graduation checklist and release

To make an appointment, go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate/advising.

Tier 3: Individual Faculty Mentors

  • obtaining approval for a survey sequence and a major theme
  • getting advice about course selection
  • obtaining advice about career planning

Students generally meet with a Tier 2 advisor for help in selecting a mentor, but all subsequent advising will be done by that individual professor.

Faculty who go on leave will designate a substitute, and inform all their mentees of the temporary change.

Students must arrange appointments directly with their mentors, and are expected to do so at least once a term. It is the student's responsibility to take the initiative in setting up these meetings.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

A minimum of 5 courses and 15 credits, distributed as follows

  1. Core Course. HISTORY 105: Introduction to Religion.
  2. Additional Courses. Four additional courses (at least 12 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor.
    • At least two of these four courses must be at the 300-level or higher.
    • The four courses must cover at least two of the following religious traditions or philosophical traditions – Buddhism [BUD]; Christianity [CHR]; Comparative [COMP]; Hinduism [HIN]; Islam [ISLM]; Judaism [JUD] – or another religious tradition approved by a faculty advisor.
    • All four courses must be from the approved list of courses that count for the Religion minor.

Courses Approved for Religion Minor

History

HISTORY / INTLSTD / RELIGION 209: Death, Immortality, and Afterlife (only if elected FA19 or later) [COMP]
HISTORY 210 / MEMS 210: Early Medieval Europe [CHR]
HISTORY 213 / MEMS 213: The Reformation [CHR]
HISTORY 222 / JUDAIC / WOMENSTD 224: Sex and Sexuality in Jewish History and Culture (F18)
HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, sections titled “Angels and Demons in Early Christianity” or "The Bible in History" [COMP]
HISTORY 243 / MENAS 243: The Dawn of Islamic History [ISLM]
HISTORY 244 / MIDEAST 284 / JUDAIC 244 / MENAS 244. The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict [COMP]
HISTORY 245 / AAS 245: Islam in Africa [ISLM]
HISTORY 248 / ASIAN 248 / RELIGION 248: Jesus Comes to Asia [CHR]
HISTORY / MEMS 253: Europe, 300-1648: The Rise and Fall of the Middle Ages (only if elected FA19 or later) [CHR]
HISTORY 256 / JUDAIC 265: Intro to Jewish Law [JUD]
HISTORY 259 / MIDEAST 339 / RELIGION 358: Israel Before the Exile: Its History & Religion [JUD]
HISTORY 267 / AMCULT 267 / AAS 267. Religion in the Making of African America [COMP]
HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis [JUD]
HISTORY 270 / AMCULT 270: Religion in America [COMP]
HISTORY 271 / RELIGION 271 / ANTHRCUL 221: Religions of Latin America [COMP]
HISTORY 286 / RELIGION 286: A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century [CHR]
HISTORY 287: Horror and Enchantment: A History of the Spanish and Portuguese Early Modern World (only if elected WN20 or later) [COMP]
HISTORY 290 / JUDAIC 290 / MIDEAST 287: Jews and Muslims [COMP]
HISTORY 291: A World History of Happiness: Care of the Self from the Greeks to the Sufis (only if elected WN20 or later) [COMP]
HISTORY 303 / CLCIV 303 / WOMENSTD 303: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean [COMP]
HISTORY 304: Interdisciplinary Topics in History, section titled "Magic, Mystery, and Religion in the Hellenistic World" (only if elected FA19 or later) [COMP]
HISTORY 308 / ASIAN 307 / RELIGION 307: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia [COMP]
HISTORY / MEMS / WOMENSTD 316: Medieval Women [CHR]
HISTORY 324: Muslims in Contemporary Europe [ISLM]
HISTORY 325 / RELIGION 325 / MIDEAST 375 / MEMS 325 / ASIAN 324: The History of Islam in South Asia [ISLM]
HISTORY 328: Humanities Topics in History, sections titled “The Bible in the 19th Century” or “Ancient Judaism: Law, Religion, History” [JUD]
HISTORY 350 / JUDAIC 323 / HISTART 323 / MIDEAST 383 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos [JUD]
HISTORY 357: Topics in African History, section titled “Islam in Africa” [ISLM]
HISTORY 381 / CLCIV 380 / JUDAIC 380 / RELIGION 382: The Beginnings of Judaism: From Ethnicity to Religion [JUD]
HISTORY 387/ JUDAIC 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews [JUD]
HISTORY 390: Topics in History, section titled "Islam and the West" [ISLM]
HISTORY 421 / AAS 421 / LACS 421 / RELIGION 421: Religions of the African Diaspora [COMP]
HISTORY 427: Magic, Religion, and Science in Early Modern England (only if elected FA17 or later) [ISLM]
HISTORY 428 / MIDEAST 413. The Rise of Islam [ISLM]
HISTORY 442 / MIDEAST 417: The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East [ISLM]
HISTORY 445: Topics in History, section titled “American Jews & Social Justice in the U.S.” [JUD] or section titled "Ancient Greek Religion" (only if elected FA19 or later) [COMP]
HISTORY 470 / ASIAN 464 / RELIGION 464: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia [ISLM]
HISTORY 481: Topics in European History, section titled “Spirituality & Madness: Religious Women” [CHR]
HISTORY 487: Conversations and Christianities in the Early Modern World and Beyond [CHR]
HISTORY 489: Roman Catholicism and the Modern World [CHR]
HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, section titled “Crusade and Jihad” [COMP]

African and African American Studies

AAS 206: Issues in African Studies: African Christianities [CHR]
AAS 245 / HISTORY 245: Islam in Africa [ISLM]
AAS 267 / HISTORY 267 / AMCULT 267. Religion in the Making of African America [COMP]
AAS 358: Topics in Black World Studies, section titled “Urban Religion in the African Diaspora” [COMP]
AAS 421 / HISTORY 421 / LACS 421 / RELIGION 421: Religions of the African Diaspora [COMP]

American Culture

AMCULT 267 / HISTORY 267 / AAS 267. Religion in the Making of African America [COMP]
AMCULT 270 / HISTORY 270: Religion in America [COMP]
AMCULT: Topics in American Culture, section titled "Islam in America" [ISLM] (F17)
AMCULT 387/ HISTORY 387 / JUDAIC 387: History of American Jews [COMP]
ARABAM 301: Topics in Arab American Studies, section titled "Islam in/and America" [ISLM] (F17)

 Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 221 / HISTORY 271 / RELIGION 271: Religions of Latin America [COMP]
ANTHRCUL 246 / RELIGION 246: Anthropology of Religion [COMP]

Asian Languages and Cultures

ASIAN 220 / RELIGION 202: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions [COMP]
ASIAN 223 / RELIGION 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita [HIN]
ASIAN 225 / RELIGION 225: Introduction to Hinduism [HIN]
ASIAN 230 / PHIL 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism [BUD]
ASIAN 231 / RELIGION 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism [BUD]
ASIAN 234 / RELIGION 234: Buddhism and Death [BUD]
ASIAN 248 / HISTORY 248 / RELIGION 248: Jesus Comes to Asia [CHR]
ASIAN 272 / RELIGION 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions [COMP]
ASIAN 303 / RELIGION 303: Religious Military Orders of the World [COMP]
ASIAN 304 / HISTART 304: The Art of Yoga [BUD]
ASIAN 305 / RELIGION 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World [COMP]
ASIAN 306 / RELIGION 306: What is Religion? [COMP]
ASIAN 307 / HISTORY 308: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia [COMP]
ASIAN 324 / HISTORY 325 / MIDEAST 375 / MEMS 325 / RELIGION 325 /: The History of Islam in South Asia [ISLM]
ASIAN 325 / RELIGION 323: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique [BUD]
ASIAN 326: Introduction to Japanese Buddhism [BUD]
ASIAN 329: Violence and Nonviolence in the Buddhist Traditions of Asia [BUD]
ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy [COMP]
ASIAN 333: Sacred Collectives: Nation and Religion in South Asia [COMP]
ASIAN 335/ HISTART 305: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience [COMP]
ASIAN 350 / RELIGION 351. Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Popular Religion [COMP]
ASIAN 430: Philosophy of the Sikh Gurus [COMP]
ASIAN 464 / RELIGION 464 / HISTORY 470: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia [ISLM]

Classical Studies

CLCIV 303 / HISTORY 303 / WOMENSTD 303. Women in the Ancient Mediterranean [COMP]
CLCIV 347 / RELIGION 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity [COMP]
CLCIV 380 / HISTORY 381 / JUDAIC 380 / RELIGION 382: The Beginnings of Judaism: From Ethnicity to Religion [JUD]
CLCIV 446. Greek Religion [COMP]
GREEK 307 / ACABS 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek) [CHR]

English

*ENGLISH 258 / RELIGION 258: The Bible as Literature [COMP]
ENGLISH 398: Junior Seminar in English Studies, section titled “New English Literature in the Age of Chaucer” [CHR]
ENGLISH 415 / WOMENSTD 414: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers [CHR]
ENGLISH 469: Milton [CHR]

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERMAN 460: Europe’s Islam: From Dante to Rushdie [ISLM]

Greek

GREEK 307 / MELANG 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek) [CHR]

History of Art

HISTART 285 / MIDEAST 285: Visual Culture Islam [ISLM]
HISTART 304 / ASIAN 304: The Art of Yoga [BUD]
HISTART 305 / ASIAN 335: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience [COMP]
HISTART 323 / HISTORY 350 / JUDAIC 323 / MIDEAST 383 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos [JUD]
HISTART 351: The Art and Poetry of Michelangelo [CHR]
HISTART 355 / MEMS 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture [CHR]

International Studies

INTLSTD / HISTORY / RELIGION 209: Death, Immortality, and Afterlife (only if elected FA19 or later) [COMP]

Judaic Studies

JUDAIC 205 / MIDEAST 276: What is Judaism? [JUD]
JUDAIC / WOMENSTD 224 / HISTORY 222: Sex and Sexuality in Jewish History and Culture (F18)
JUDAIC 244 / HISTORY 244 / MIDEAST 284 / MENAS 244: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict [JUD]
JUDAIC 260 / HISTORY 269 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis [JUD]
JUDAIC 265/ HISTORY 256: Intro to Jewish Law [JUD]
JUDAIC 290 / HISTORY 290: Jews and Muslims [JUD]
JUDAIC 318. Humanities Topics in Judaism, section titled "History and Religion of Ancient Judaism"  [JUD]
JUDAIC 323 / HISTORY 350 / HISTART 323 / MIDEAST 383 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos [JUD]
JUDAIC 360: A Global History of the Jews of Spain [JUD]
JUDAIC 376 / WOMENSTD 376: Women and the Bible [JUD]
JUDAIC 380 / HISTORY 381 / CLCIV 380 / RELIGION 382: The Beginnings of Judaism: From Ethnicity to Religion [JUD]
JUDAIC 387 / HISTORY 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews [JUD]
JUDAIC 410 / SOC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community [JUD]
JUDAIC 451 / POLSCI 350: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry [JUD]
JUDAIC 468 / MIDEAST 456 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism [JUD]

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

LACS 421 / HISTORY 421 / AAS 421 / RELIGION 421: Religions of the African Diaspora [COMP]

Medieval and Early Modern Studies

MEMS 213 / HISTORY 213: The Reformation [CHR]
MEMS / HISTORY 253: Europe, 300-1648: The Rise and Fall of the Middle Ages (only if elected FA19 or later) [CHR]
MEMS 325 / ASIAN 324 / HISTORY 325 / MIDEAST 375 / RELIGION 325: The History of Islam in South Asia [ISLM]
MEMS 355 / HISTART 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture [CHR]

Middle Eastern and North African Studies

MENAS 243 / HISTORY 243: The Dawn of Islamic History [ISLM]
MENAS 244 / HISTORY 244 / MIDEAST 284 / JUDAIC 244: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict [COMP]

Middle Eastern Studies

MIDEAST 202 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern [COMP]
MIDEAST 216 / RELIGION 204: Introduction to Islam [ISLM]
MIDEAST 235 / RELIGION 121: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament [JUD]
MIDEAST 236 / RELIGION 122: Introduction to the New Testament [CHR]
*MIDEAST 238 / RELIGION 280: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam [COMP]
MIDEAST 240: Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture [COMP]
MIDEAST 242 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature [JUD]
MIDEAST 276 / JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism? [JUD]
MIDEAST 284 / HISTORY 244 / JUDAIC 244 / MENAS 244: The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict [COMP]
MIDEAST 285 / HISTART 285: Visual Culture Islam [ISLM]
MIDEAST 295. First Year Seminar in Near Eastern Studies, section titled "The Dead Sea Scrolls for the 21st Century"  [JUD]
MIDEAST / ISLAM / MEMS / REEES / RELIGION 318: The Church of Armenia: Profile of a National Institution [CHR]
MIDEAST 321: Jihad in History [ISLM]
MIDEAST 322 / RELIGION 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations [ISLM]
MIDEAST 323: The Prophet Muhammad in Islam [ISLM]
MIDEAST 335 / RELIGION 359. History and Religion of Ancient Judaism [JUD]
MIDEAST 336 / RELIGION 350: Early Christianity, 50-650 CE [CHR]
MIDEAST 339 / RELIGION 358: Israel Before the Exile (587 BCE): Its History & Religion [JUD]
MIDEAST 375 / MEMS 325 / HISTORY 325 / RELIGION 325 / ASIAN 324: The History of Islam in South Asia [ISLM]
MIDEAST 383 / HISTORY 350 / HISTART 323 / JUDAIC 323 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos [JUD]
MIDEAST 413 / HISTORY 428. The Rise of Islam [ISLM]
MIDEAST 417 / HISTORY 442: The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East [ISLM]
MIDEAST 421 / RELIGION 465: Islamic Mysticism [ISLM]
MIDEAST 456 / JUDAIC 468 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism [JUD]
MIDEAST 520: Readings in Classical Islamic Texts (requires 6th-term proficiency in Arabic) [ISLM]
MELANG 307 / GREEK 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek) [CHR]

Philosophy

PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism [BUD]
PHIL 262 / RELIGION 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion [COMP]
PHIL 331 / ASIAN 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy [COMP]
PHIL 480: Philosophy of Religion [COMP]

Political Science

POLSCI 350 / JUDAIC 451: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry [JUD]

Religion

RELIGION 202 / ASIAN 220: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions [COMP]
RELIGION 204 / MIDEAST 216: Introduction to Islam [ISLM] 
RELIGION / HISTORY / INTLSTD 209: Death, Immortality, and Afterlife (only if elected FA19 or later) [COMP]
RELIGION 223 / ASIAN 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita [HIN]
RELIGION 225 / ASIAN 225: Introduction to Hinduism [HIN]
RELIGION 230 / PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230: Introduction to Buddhism [BUD]
RELIGION 231 / ASIAN 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism [BUD]
RELIGION 234 / ASIAN 234: Buddhism and Death [BUD]
RELIGION 235 / MIDEAST 235: Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament [JUD]
RELIGION 236 / MIDEAST 236: Introduction to the New Testament [CHR]
RELIGION 246 / ANTHRCUL 246: Anthropology of Religion [COMP]
RELIGION 248 / HISTORY 248 / ASIAN 248: Jesus Comes to Asia [CHR]
*RELIGION 258 / ENGLISH 258 / JUDAIC 258: The Bible as Literature [COMP]
RELIGION 260 / JUDAIC 260 / HISTORY 269: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis [JUD]
RELIGION 262 / PHIL 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion [COMP]
RELIGION 270 / MIDEAST 242: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature [JUD]
RELIGION 271 / HISTORY 271/ ANTHRCUL 221: Religions of Latin America [COMP]
RELIGION 272 / ASIAN 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions [COMP]
*RELIGION 280 / MIDEAST 238: The Historical Jesus in Christianity, Judaism and Islam [COMP]
RELIGION 286 / HISTORY 286: A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century [CHR]
RELIGION 303 / ASIAN 303: Religious Military Orders of the World [COMP]
RELIGION 305 / ASIAN 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World [COMP]
RELIGION 306 / ASIAN 306: What is Religion? [COMP]
RELIGION 307 / ASIAN 307 / HISTORY 308: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia [COMP]
RELIGION 323 / ASIAN 325: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique [BUD]
RELIGION 324/ HISTORY 350 / HISTART 323 / JUDAIC 323 / MIDEAST 383: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos [JUD]
RELIGION 325 / HISTORY 325 / MIDEAST 375 / MEMS 325 / ASIAN 324: The History of Islam in South Asia [ISLM]
RELIGION 331 / ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy [COMP]
RELIGION 347 / CLCIV 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity [COMP]
RELIGION 350 / MIDEAST 336: Early Christianity, 50-650 CE [CHR]
RELIGION 351 / ASIAN 350. Gods, Ghosts, and Gangsters: Popular Religion in China [COMP]
RELIGION 358 / MIDEAST 339. Israel Before the Exile: Its History & Religion [JUD]
RELIGION 359 / MIDEAST 335 / JUDAIC 318: History and Religion of Ancient Judaism [JUD]
RELIGION 360 / RCHUMS 365: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism [COMP]
RELIGION 363 / MIDEAST 322: The Qur’an and its Interpretations [ISLM]
RELIGION 382 / HISTORY 381 / CLCIV 380 / JUDAIC 380: The Beginnings of Judaism: From Ethnicity to Religion [JUD]
RELIGION 421/ HISTORY 421 / AAS 421 / LACS 421: Religions of the African Diaspora [COMP]
RELIGION 455 / SOC 455: Religion and Society [COMP]
RELIGION 464 / ASIAN 464 / HISTORY 470: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia [ISLM]
RELIGION 465 / MIDEAST 421: Islamic Mysticism [ISLM]
RELIGION 368 / CLCIV 466: Greek Religion [COMP]
RELIGION 469 / MIDEAST 456 / JUDAIC 468: Jewish Mysticism [JUD]

Residential College

RCHUMS 334: Special Topics in the Humanities, section titled, "Death in the Western Imagination" (only if elected WN 20 or later) [CHR]
RCHUMS 365 / RELIGION 360: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism [COMP]

Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies

REEES 490 / SOC 490 / WOMENSTD 492: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective [ISLM]

Sociology

SOC 410 / JUDAIC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community [JUD]
SOC 455 / RELIGION 455: Religion and Society [COMP]
SOC 490 / REEES 490 / WOMENSTD 492: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective [ISLM]

Women’s Studies

WOMENSTD / JUDAIC 224 / HISTORY 222: Sex and Sexuality in Jewish History and Culture (F18)
WOMENSTD 303 / HISTORY 303 / CLCIV 303: Women in the Ancient Mediterranean [COMP]
WOMENSTD 376 / JUDAIC 376: Women and the Bible [JUD]
WOMENSTD 414 / ENGLISH 415: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers [CHR]
WOMENSTD 492 / SOC 490 / REEES 490: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective [ISLM]
*change in tradition

Constraints

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Residency

Four of the five courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

Minor in Religion (Fall 2014-Fall 2015)

Effective Fall  2014-Fall 2015 (course list additions Fall 2015)

A minor in Religion is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the Department of History.

Corequisites to the Academic Minor

HISTORY 105 (Introduction to Religion).

Requirements for the Minor

Five additional courses (at least 15 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, covering at least two of the following religious traditions — Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism — or another religious tradition approved by a faculty adviser. Two of these courses must be from an approved list of classes from another department (excluding courses cross-listed with HISTORY). At least two of these five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

 

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Conditions: Four of the five additional courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

 

History Department Courses in Religion

200-level

HISTORY 213/ MEMS 213: The Reformation

HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “Angels and Demons in Early Christianity”

HISTORY 244 / AAPTIS 244 / HJCS 244 / JUDAIC 244 / MENAS 244. The History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict. (Effective Fall 2014, retro-active to Winter 2014)

HISTORY 245 / AAS 245: Islam in Africa (effective Fall 2015)

HISTORY 248 / ASIAN 248 / RELIGION 248: Jesus Comes to Asia

HISTORY 256/ JUDAIC 265: Intro to Jewish Law

HISTORY 267 / AAS 267 / AMCULT 267. Religion in the Making of African America (effective Fall 2015)

HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis

HISTORY 270/ AMCULT 270: Religion in America

HISTORY 271/ RELIGION 271 / ANTHRCUL 221: Religions of Latin America

HISTORY 286/ RELIGION 286: A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century

HISTORY 290 / JUDAIC 290: Jews and Muslims

300-level and above

HISTORY 303 / CLCIV 303 / WOMENSTD 303: Roman Women (effective Fall 2015)

HISTORY 308 / ASIAN 307: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia

HISTORY 324: Muslims in Contemporary Europe (Fall 2015, retroactive to Fall 2013)

HISTORY 325/ RELIGION 325 / AAPTIS 325 / ASIAN 324: The History of Islam in South Asia

HISTORY 328: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “The Bible in the 19th Century” or “Ancient Judaism: Law, Religion, History”

HISTORY 350 / JUDAIC 323 / HISTART 323 / HJCS 323 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos

HISTORY 357: Topics in African History, section titled “Islam in Africa”

HISTORY 381 / CLCIV 380 / JUDAIC 380 / RELIGION 382: Ancient Jewish History to 638 CE: From Israelite Origins to Islamic Conquest

HISTORY 387/ JUDAIC 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews

HISTORY 421/ AAS 421 / LACS 421 / RELIGION 421: Religions of the African Diaspora

HISTORY 442 / AAPTIS 461: The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East

HISTORY 445: Topics in History, section titled “American Jews & Social Justice in the U.S.”

HISTORY 481: Topics in European History, section titled “Spirituality & Madness: Religious Women”

HISTORY 487: Conversions and Christianities (effective Fall 2015)

HISTORY 489: The History of the Roman Catholic Church 1775-2005

HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, section titled “Crusade and Jihad”

Non-History Department Courses Approved for Religion Minor

African and African American Studies

AAS 206: Issues in African Studies: African Christianities

AAS 358: Topics in Black World Studies, section titled “Urban Religion in the African Diaspora”

Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 246 / RELIGION 246: Anthropology of Religion

Asian Languages and Cultures

ASIAN 220 / RELIGION 202: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions

ASIAN 223 / RELIGION 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita

ASIAN 225 / RELIGION 225: Introduction to Hinduism

ASIAN 230 / PHIL 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism

ASIAN 231 / RELIGION 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

ASIAN 234 / RELIGION 234: Buddhism and Death

ASIAN 329: Violence and Nonviolence in the Buddhist Traditions of Asia (Effective Fall 2014, retroactive to Winter 2014)

ASIAN 272 / RELIGION 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions

ASIAN 303 / RELIGION 303: Religious Military Orders of the World

ASIAN 304 / HISTART 304: The Art of Yoga

ASIAN 305 / RELIGION 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World

ASIAN 306 / RELIGION 306: What is Religion?

ASIAN 325 / RELIGION 323: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique

ASIAN 326: Introduction to Japanese Buddhism

ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

ASIAN 333: Sacred Collectives: Nation and Religion in South Asia

ASIAN 335 / HISTART 305: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience (effective Winter 2015)

ASIAN 430: Philosophy of the Sikh Gurus

ASIAN 439 / HISTART 492: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience (through Fall 2014)

ASIAN 464 / RELIGION 464: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia

Classical Studies

CLCIV 347 / RELIGION 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity

GREEK 307 / ACABS 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek)

English

ENGLISH 258 / RELIGION 258: The Bible as Literature

ENGLISH 349 / THTREMUS 323: American Theatre and Drama, section titled “Sex and Religion in Early English Drama”

ENGLISH 398: Junior Seminar in English Studies, section titled “New English Literature in the Age of Chaucer”

ENGLISH 415 / WOMENSTD 414: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers

ENGLISH 469: Milton

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERMAN 460: Europe’s Islam: From Dante to Rushdie

History

MEMS 355 / HISTART 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture

History of Art

HISTART 285 / AAPTIS 285: Visual Culture Islam

HISTART 304 / ASIAN 304: The Art of Yoga

HISTART 305 / ASIAN 335: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience (effective Winter 2015) 

HISTART 351: The Art and Poetry of Michelangelo

HISTART 355 / MEMS 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture

HISTART 492 / ASIAN 439: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience (through Fall 2014)

Judaic Studies

JUDAIC 205 / NEAREAST 276 (or HJCS 276 prior to Summer 2014): What is Judaism?

JUDAIC 270 / HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

JUDAIC 360: A Global History of the Jews of Spain

JUDAIC 376 / WOMENSTD 376: Women and the Bible

JUDAIC 410 / SOC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community

JUDAIC 451 / POLSCI 350: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry

JUDAIC 468 / HJCS 478 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism

Near Eastern Studies

AAPTIS 200 / ACABS 200 / HJCS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern (through Summer 2015)

AAPTIS 262 / RELIGION 204: Introduction to Islam

AAPTIS 285 / HISTART 285: Visual Culture Islam

AAPTIS 361: Jihad in History

AAPTIS 363 / RELIGION 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations (through Summer 2015)

AAPTIS 365: The Prophet Muhammad in Islam

AAPTIS 465 / RELIGION 465: Islamic Mysticism (through Summer 2015)

AAPTIS 567: Readings in Classical Islamic Texts (requires 6th-term proficiency in Arabic)

ACABS 122 / RELIGION 122: Introduction to the New Testament

ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / HJCS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern (through Summer 2015)

ACABS 221 / RELIGION 280: Jesus and the Gospels (through Summer 2015)

ACABS 261: Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture (through Summer 2015)

ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270 / HJCS 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

ACABS 307 / GREEK 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek)

ACABS 323 / RELIGION 350: Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries

ACABS 592: Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies

HJCS 200 / ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern (through Summer 2015)

HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

HJCS 276 / JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism? (through Summer 2015)

HJCS 478 / JUDAIC 468 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism

NEAREAST 200  / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern (effective Fall 2015)

NEAREAST 238 / RELIGION 280: Jesus and the Gospels  (effective Fall 2015)

NEAREAST 240: Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture (effective Fall 2015)

NEAREAST 276 / JUDAIC 205: What is Judaism?  (effective Fall 2015)

NEAREAST 322 / RELIGION 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations  (effective Fall 2015)

NEAREAST 421 / RELIGION 465: Islamic Mysticism  (effective Fall 2015)

Philosophy

PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism

PHIL 262 / RELIGION 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 331 / ASIAN 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

PHIL 480: Philosophy of Religion

Political Science

POLSCI 350 / JUDAIC 451: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry

Religion

RELIGION 122 / ACABS 122: Introduction to the New Testament

RELIGION 201 / ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / HJCS 200: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern

RELIGION 204 / AAPTIS 262: Introduction to Islam

RELIGION 220 / ASIAN 202: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions

RELIGION 223 / ASIAN 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita

RELIGION 225 / ASIAN 225: Introduction to Hinduism

RELIGION 230 / PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230: Introduction to Buddhism

RELIGION 231 / ASIAN 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

RELIGION 234 / ASIAN 234: Buddhism and Death

RELIGION 246 / ANTHRCUL 246: Anthropology of Religion

RELIGION 258 / ENGLISH 258: The Bible as Literature

RELIGION 262 / PHIL 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion

RELIGION 270 / HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

RELIGION 272 / ASIAN 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions

RELIGION 280 / ACABS 221: Jesus and the Gospels

RELIGION 303 / ASIAN 303: Religious Military Orders of the World

RELIGION 305 / ASIAN 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World

RELIGION 306 / ASIAN 306: What is Religion?

RELIGION 323 / ASIAN 325: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique

RELIGION 331 / ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

RELIGION 347 / CLCIV 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity

RELIGION 350 / ACABS 323: Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries

RELIGION 360 / RCHUMS 365: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism and Unbelief from the Greco-Roman to the Modern Period

RELIGION 363 / AAPTIS 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations

RELIGION 455 / SOC 455: Religion and Society

RELIGION 464 / ASIAN 464: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia

RELIGION 465 / AAPTIS 465: Islamic Mysticism

RELIGION 469 / HJCS 478 / JUDAIC 468: Jewish Mysticism

Residential College

RCHUMS 365 / RELIGION 360: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism and Unbelief from the Greco-Roman to the Modern Period

Sociology

SOC 410 / JUDAIC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community

SOC 455 / RELIGION 455: Religion and Society

SOC 490 / REEES 490 / WOMENSTD 492: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective

Theatre & Drama

THTREMUS 323 / ENGLISH 349: American Theatre and Drama, section titled “Sex and Religion in Early English Drama”

Women’s Studies

WOMENSTD 376 / JUDAIC 376: Women and the Bible

WOMENSTD 414 / ENGLISH 415: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers

WOMENSTD 492 / SOC 490 / REEES 490: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective

Minor in Religion (Winter 2014-Summer 2014)

Effective Winter 2014-summer 2014

A minor in Religion is not open to students with any major or any other minor in the Department of History.

Corequisites to the Academic Minor

HISTORY 105 (Introduction to Religion).

Requirements for the Minor

Five additional courses (at least 15 credits), to be chosen in consultation with a faculty advisor, covering at least two of the following religious traditions — Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism — or another religious tradition approved by a faculty adviser. Two of these courses must be from an approved list of classes from another department (excluding courses cross-listed with HISTORY). At least two of these five courses must be at the 300-level or higher.

 

AP credit: AP credits may not be used to satisfy requirements of the minor.

Conditions: Four of the five additional courses must be taken in-residence at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, or must count as in-residence credit (i.e., relevant courses taken through UM-sponsored CGIS programs abroad).

 

History Department Courses in Religion

200-level

HISTORY 213/ MEMS 213: The Reformation

HISTORY 230: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “Angels and Demons in Early Christianity”

HISTORY 248 / ASIAN 248 / RELIGION 248: Jesus Comes to Asia

HISTORY 256/ JUDAIC 265: Intro to Jewish Law

HISTORY 269 / JUDAIC 260 / RELIGION 260: Introduction to the Talmud and the Rabbis

HISTORY 270/ AMCULT 270: Religion in America

HISTORY 271/ RELIGION 271 / ANTHRCUL 221: Religions of Latin America

HISTORY 286/ RELIGION 286: A History of Eastern Christianity from the 4th to the 18th Century

HISTORY 290 / JUDAIC 290: Jews and Muslims

300-level and above

HISTORY 308 / ASIAN 307: Eat, Pray, Love: Devotional Traditions in South Asia

HISTORY 324: Muslims in Contemporary Europe (Fall 2016, retroactive to Fall 2013)

HISTORY 325/ RELIGION 325 / AAPTIS 325 / ASIAN 324: The History of Islam in South Asia

HISTORY 328: Humanities Topics in History, section titled “The Bible in the 19th Century” or “Ancient Judaism: Law, Religion, History”

HISTORY 350 / JUDAIC 323 / HISTART 323 / HJCS 323 / RELIGION 324: History of Jewish Visual Culture: From Ancient Mosaics to Jew-Hop Videos

HISTORY 357: Topics in African History, section titled “Islam in Africa”

HISTORY 381 / CLCIV 380 / JUDAIC 380 / RELIGION 382: Ancient Jewish History to 638 CE: From Israelite Origins to Islamic Conquest

HISTORY 387/ JUDAIC 387 / AMCULT 387: History of American Jews

HISTORY 421/ AAS 421 / LACS 421 / RELIGION 421: Religions of the African Diaspora

HISTORY 442 / AAPTIS 461: The First Millennium of the Islamic Near East

HISTORY 445: Topics in History, section titled “American Jews & Social Justice in the U.S.”

HISTORY 481: Topics in European History, section titled “Spirituality & Madness: Religious Women”

HISTORY 489: The History of the Roman Catholic Church 1775-2005

HISTORY 497: History Colloquium, section titled “Crusade and Jihad”

Non-History Department Courses Approved for Religion Minor

African and African American Studies

AAS 206: Issues in African Studies: African Christianities

AAS 358: Topics in Black World Studies, section titled “Urban Religion in the African Diaspora”

Anthropology

ANTHRCUL 246 / RELIGION 246: Anthropology of Religion

Asian Languages and Cultures

ASIAN 220 / RELIGION 202: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions

ASIAN 223 / RELIGION 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita

ASIAN 225 / RELIGION 225: Introduction to Hinduism

ASIAN 230 / PHIL 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism

ASIAN 231 / RELIGION 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

ASIAN 234 / RELIGION 234: Buddhism and Death

ASIAN 272 / RELIGION 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions

ASIAN 303 / RELIGION 303: Religious Military Orders of the World

ASIAN 304 / HISTART 304: The Art of Yoga

ASIAN 305 / RELIGION 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World

ASIAN 306 / RELIGION 306: What is Religion?

ASIAN 325 / RELIGION 323: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique

ASIAN 326: Introduction to Japanese Buddhism

ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

ASIAN 333: Sacred Collectives: Nation and Religion in South Asia

ASIAN 430: Philosophy of the Sikh Gurus

ASIAN 439 / HISTART 492: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience

ASIAN 464 / RELIGION 464: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia

Classical Studies

CLCIV 347 / RELIGION 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity

GREEK 307 / ACABS 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek)

English

ENGLISH 258 / RELIGION 258: The Bible as Literature

ENGLISH 349 / THTREMUS 323: American Theatre and Drama, section titled “Sex and Religion in Early English Drama”

ENGLISH 398: Junior Seminar in English Studies, section titled “New English Literature in the Age of Chaucer”

ENGLISH 415 / WOMENSTD 414: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers

ENGLISH 469: Milton

Germanic Languages and Literatures

GERMAN 460: Europe’s Islam: From Dante to Rushdie

History

MEMS 355 / HISTART 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture

History of Art

HISTART 285 / AAPTIS 285: Visual Culture Islam

HISTART 304 / ASIAN 304: The Art of Yoga

HISTART 351: The Art and Poetry of Michelangelo

HISTART 355 / MEMS 355: The Miraculous and the Diabolical in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Visual Culture

HISTART 492 / ASIAN 439: Himalayas: An Aesthetic Experience

Judaic Studies

JUDAIC 205 / HJCS 276: Intro to Jewish Civilizations and Culture

JUDAIC 270 / HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

JUDAIC 360: A Global History of the Jews of Spain

JUDAIC 376 / WOMENSTD 376: Women and the Bible

JUDAIC 410 / SOC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community

JUDAIC 451 / POLSCI 350: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry

JUDAIC 468 / HJCS 478 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism

Near Eastern Studies

AAPTIS 200 / ACABS 200 / HJCS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern

AAPTIS 262 / RELIGION 204: Introduction to Islam

AAPTIS 285 / HISTART 285: Visual Culture Islam

AAPTIS 361: Jihad in History

AAPTIS 363 / RELIGION 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations

AAPTIS 365: The Prophet Muhammad in Islam

AAPTIS 465 / RELIGION 465: Islamic Mysticism

AAPTIS 567: Readings in Classical Islamic Texts (requires 6th-term proficiency in Arabic)

ACABS 122 / RELIGION 122: Introduction to the New Testament

ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / HJCS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern

ACABS 221 / RELIGION 280: Jesus and the Gospels

ACABS 261: Ancient Egypt: Religion and Culture

ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270 / HJCS 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

ACABS 307 / GREEK 307: The Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark and Luke (requires two terms of Greek)

ACABS 323 / RELIGION 350: Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries

ACABS 592: Seminar in Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies

HJCS 200 / ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / RELIGION 201: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern

HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270 / RELIGION 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

HJCS 276 / JUDAIC 205: Intro to Jewish Civilizations and Culture

HJCS 478 / JUDAIC 468 / RELIGION 469: Jewish Mysticism

Philosophy

PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230 / RELIGION 230: Introduction to Buddhism

PHIL 262 / RELIGION 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 331 / ASIAN 331 / RELIGION 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

PHIL 480: Philosophy of Religion

Political Science

POLSCI 350 / JUDAIC 451: The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry

Religion

RELIGION 122 / ACABS 122: Introduction to the New Testament

RELIGION 201 / ACABS 200 / AAPTIS 200 / HJCS 200: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern

RELIGION 204 / AAPTIS 262: Introduction to Islam

RELIGION 220 / ASIAN 202: Introduction to the Study of Asian Religions

RELIGION 223 / ASIAN 223: Krishna Speaks: Bhagavad-Gita

RELIGION 225 / ASIAN 225: Introduction to Hinduism

RELIGION 230 / PHIL 230 / ASIAN 230: Introduction to Buddhism

RELIGION 231 / ASIAN 231: Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

RELIGION 234 / ASIAN 234: Buddhism and Death

RELIGION 246 / ANTHRCUL 246: Anthropology of Religion

RELIGION 258 / ENGLISH 258: The Bible as Literature

RELIGION 262 / PHIL 262: Intro to the Philosophy of Religion

RELIGION 270 / HJCS 270 / ACABS 270 / JUDAIC 270: Introduction to Rabbinic Literature

RELIGION 272 / ASIAN 272: Introduction to the Study of Korean Religions

RELIGION 280 / ACABS 221: Jesus and the Gospels

RELIGION 303 / ASIAN 303: Religious Military Orders of the World

RELIGION 305 / ASIAN 305: Religion and Violence in the Secular World

RELIGION 306 / ASIAN 306: What is Religion?

RELIGION 323 / ASIAN 325: Zen: History, Culture, and Critique

RELIGION 331 / ASIAN 331 / PHIL 331: Introduction to Indian Philosophy

RELIGION 347 / CLCIV 347: Roman Religion from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity

RELIGION 350 / ACABS 323: Christianity after the New Testament: The First Six Centuries

RELIGION 360 / RCHUMS 365: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism and Unbelief from the Greco-Roman to the Modern Period

RELIGION 363 / AAPTIS 363: The Qur’an and its Interpretations

RELIGION 455 / SOC 455: Religion and Society

RELIGION 464 / ASIAN 464: From Mystic Saints to Holy Warriors: Islam in Southeast Asia

RELIGION 465 / AAPTIS 465: Islamic Mysticism

RELIGION 469 / HJCS 478 / JUDAIC 468: Jewish Mysticism

Residential College

RCHUMS 365 / RELIGION 360: Experiences of Atheism: A History of Skepticism and Unbelief from the Greco-Roman to the Modern Period

Sociology

SOC 410 / JUDAIC 410: Sociology of the American Jewish Community

SOC 455 / RELIGION 455: Religion and Society

SOC 490 / REEES 490 / WOMENSTD 492: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective

Theatre & Drama

THTREMUS 323 / ENGLISH 349: American Theatre and Drama, section titled “Sex and Religion in Early English Drama”

Women’s Studies

WOMENSTD 376 / JUDAIC 376: Women and the Bible

WOMENSTD 414 / ENGLISH 415: Studies in Women and Literature: Early Women Writers

WOMENSTD 492 / SOC 490 / REEES 490: Women and Islam: A Sociological Perspective