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Jess J Olson
CHID 498
Seattle Campus

Special Colloquia

Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. A list of topics is available from the CHID office.

Class description

This seminar will explore the development of fudamentalism and orthodoxy in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Through readings in scholarly literature, general periodicals, fiction and film, we will seek to grasp the meaning of modern conservative religious movements, their indebtedness to modern social phenomena, and their impact on world politics, culture, gender relations and society.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar/discussion.

Recommended preparation

No preperation is required, however a familiarity with the basic theological beliefs of Judaism, Islam and Christianity will be helpful.

Class assignments and grading

Aside from weekly reading assignments, weekly short (1 page) response paper to demonstrate engagement with the reading.

Classroom participation 40% Short paper 20% End of quarter project/paper and presentation 40%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Jess J Olson
Date: 03/01/2004