Courses Offered

Isis, Goddess of the SkyPlease note that the following list consists of all Religious Studies courses offered. To find courses offered during the current semester, see: http://uwm.edu/religiousstudies/undergraduate-programs/current-courses/.

For other semesters, see http://www4.uwm.edu/schedule/.

RELIGST 101 - Introduction to World Religions (3 units; U)
Basic concepts of world religions; broad overview of various religious traditions in ancient and modern configurations. Prereq: none.
RELIGST 106 - Anishinaabe Ethnobotany: Plants in Anishinaabe Philosophy (3 units; U)
Anishinaabe philosophical and religious beliefs incorporating botanical knowledge. AIS 106 & ReligSt 106 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
RELIGST 192 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific humanities topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem Course (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
RELIGST 193 - First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U)
Specific social science topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered. Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem Course (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
RELIGST 199 - Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Independent work under supervision of faculty or academic staff member. For further information, consult dept chair. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS.
RELIGST 225 - Society and Religion in the Ancient Mediterranean and Near East (3 units; U)
Using historical evidence (written texts, material remains) to examine religion and social organization in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel/Canaan, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean and archaic Greece. Prereq: none.
RELIGST 250 - Selected Topics in Religious Studies: (3 units; U)
Focus on a particular religion or religious issue. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
RELIGST 289 - Internship in Religious Studies, Lower Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Religious Studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member
RELIGST 296 - UROP Apprenticeship (1-3 units; U)
Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff. One credit for 45 hours research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Not open to jrs & srs. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
RELIGST 297 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Program
RELIGST 299 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept and assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l semester. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none. Additional prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
RELIGST 309 - Early Christianity (3 units; U)
The early Christian period: what people believed and why; how Christianity was understood, practiced, and integrated into people's lives. Emergence from, contact with other religious cultures. No cr for students w/cr in Hist 370 w/same topic. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 350 - Advanced Topics in Religious Studies: (3 units; U)
Advanced study of a particular religion or religious issue. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 351 - Anthropological Theories of Religion (3 units; U)
Anthropological theories of religion covering magic and witchcraft, moral order, sacred and profane, alienation, capitalism, neurosis, ritual, fetishism, fundamentalism, conversion, sacrifice, and healing. Anthro 351 & ReligSt 351 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 361 - Russian and Slavic Folklore (3 units; U)
Folk beliefs of the past thousand years, including medieval folk epics, fairy tales, and legends; impact of ancient pagan beliefs on contemporary Slavic cultures. Counts as repeat of Russian 391 w/same topic. ReligSt 361 & Russian 361 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 395 - Seminar in the Study of Religion: Theories of Religion (3 units; U)
Critical inquiry into the questions of and about religion: what is religion, and how do we study it? Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 451 - Religious Practices and Values in Local and Global Communities (3 units; U)
Religious practices and values of six major world religions are examined in order to promote understanding and cooperation within a diverse community. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 489 - Internship in Religious Studies, Upper Division (1-6 units; U)
Application of basic principles of Religious Studies in business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting. One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hrs in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.50 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
RELIGST 497 - Study Abroad: (1-12 units; U)
Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
RELIGST 499 - Ad Hoc: (1-6 units; U)
Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept and assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem. Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st, add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
RELIGST 544 - Religious Giving in Anthropological Perspective (3 units; U)
Seminar on religious directives for giving in historical and cross-cultural perspective, including Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish ideas of charity, philanthropy, and social welfare. Anthro 544 & ReligSt 544 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st.
RELIGST 699 - Advanced Independent Study (1-3 units; U)
Advanced level independent work under the supervision of ReligSt faculty or academic staff member. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, dept chair, & asst dean for SAS