Subject: Religious Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Arts and Science Dean's Office


This class will examine the construction of morality in religious texts by using the outsider/insider (or neighbor/stranger) question. We will investigate this question further by asking how do the people and things we consider to be like us or not like us help us to determine how to behave, and/or what to believe.

Permission of the Department.
Prerequisite(s): 6 credit units RLST or 24 credit units at the university level.
Note: Students who completed RLST 398.3: Monsters and Mischief-makers may not take this course for credit.

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