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Brannon M. Wheeler
RELIG 201
Seattle Campus

Introduction to World Religions: Western Traditions

History of religions, concentrating on religious traditions that have developed west of the Indus. Primary attention to the Semitic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and to their ancient world background with emphasis on basic conceptual and symbolic structures.

Class description

>Overview of major topics and issues in the study of western religious >traditions, including Ancient Near East, Classical Greece, Judaism, >Christianity, Islam, Manichaeism, Mandaeism, and other late antique and >medieval indigenous traditions. > > > > >> > > > >URL for Additional Information: >[complete this if you have your own web page with full syllabi, or to >refer students to any additional relevant web site]

faculty.washington.edu/wheelerb > > >Text to be seen by user to wishes to link to URL above: >(default value is: "Additional Information")

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

lecture and discussion

Recommended preparation

>Ability to read critically and write well.

Class assignments and grading

>Reading, short writing assignments

>Participation, written assignments, exams.


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 Loryn Hazan Paxton
Date: 04/09/2001