Department of Comparative Religion
Available Classes



CR 105 Islam

An in-depth analysis of the birth and development of Islam within the Christian Church of the times.

CR 111 Native American Religions I
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Eastern United States.

CR 112 Native American Religions II
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the South-Eastern United States.

CR 113 Native American Religions III
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Mid-western United States.

CR 114 Native American Religions IV
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the South- western United States.

CR 115 Native American Religions V
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Western United States and Alaska.

CR 116 Early South American Religions
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the early Native South Americans.

CR 201 Confucianism
A comprehensive overview of the development of Confucianism from the time of Confucius to modern times.

CR 202 Taoism
A comprehensive overview of the development of Taoism from the time of Lao Tzu to modern times.

CR 203 Other Eastern Religions
An overview of Shintoism, Jainism and other eastern sects which emerged from or with the dominant religions of the far east.

CR 204 Scriptures of Confucius and Lao Tzu
The Confucian and Taoist scriptures will be read and compared to earlier writing of the Eastern religions.

CR 205 Shamanism
Selected texts will be read to acquaint the advanced student with shamanism as practiced by cultures other than the Native Americans and Early Northern European tribes.

CR 206 Druidism
This course examines the historical basis for Druidism and the three major threads of modern Druidic practice.

CR 207 Wicca
This course will examine the major threads of the Wicca faith and give the student an understanding of modern Wicca as both an individual and group practice.

CR 301 Early Mid-Eastern Religions
The pre-Zarathustra religions will be compared to Zoroastrianism and other sects which arose prior to the Judeo-Christian religions.

CR 302 Northern European Religions
This introductory course will examine Germanic, Nordic and Celtic religions and mythologies. Suggested prerequisites: CR 101 and 102.

CR 303 African Religions
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native African tribes and peoples.

CR 305 Shamanism
Selected texts will be read to acquaint the advanced student with shamanism as practiced by cultures other than the Native Americans and Early Northern European tribes.

CR 306 Druidism
This course examines the historical basis for Druidism and the three major threads of modern Druidic practice.

CR 307 Wicca
This course will examine the major threads of the Wicca faith and give the student an understanding of modern Wicca as both an individual and group practice.

CR 370 Independent Study in Comparative Religion
The student is expected to pick a topic of interest to explore in detail.
Prerequisite: approval by the Department.

CR 380 Independent Study in a Selected Religion
The student is expected to pick a topic of interest to explore in detail.
Prerequisite: approval by the Department.

CR 390 Thesis in Comparative Religion
The candidate will write an original thesis on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the department. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of course work and permission of the department.

CR 401 Advanced Studies in Judaism
A study of the evolving theology of Judaism from the development of the Ancient Church to the present times.

CR 402 Advanced Studies in Hinduism
A study of the Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism, their interactions and the priesthoods that evolved around each.

CR 404 Advanced Studies in Buddhism
A Study of Buddhist philosophy and meditative practices.

CR 405 Advanced Studies in Islam
A study of the different sects within Islam and the modern Islamic movement among African Americans.

CR 406 Advanced Studies in Religion
The student is expected to select a topic for exploration within a specific religious path previously studied.

CR 411 Advanced Native American Religions I
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Eastern United States

CR 412 Advanced Native American Religions II
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the South- eastern United States.

CR 413 Advanced Native American Religions III
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Mid-western United States.

CR 514 Advanced Native American Religions IV
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the South- western United States.

CR 515 Advanced Native American Religions V
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the Native Americans inhabiting the Western United States and Alaska.

CR 516 Advanced Early South American Religions
A comprehensive study of the mythology, theology, medicine, song and dance of the early Native South Americans.

CR 570 Independent Study in Comparative Religion
The student is expected to pick a topic of interest to explore in detail.
Prerequisite: Approval by the Department.

CR 580 Independent Study in a Selected Religion
The student is expected to pick a topic of interest to explore in detail.
Prerequisite: Approval by the Department.

CR 590 Dissertation in Comparative Religions
The candidate will write an original dissertation on a topic chosen by the student and approved by the department. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of course work and permission of the department.