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IAI Humanities RELI 150: Understanding Religion

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is an introduction to the concept and phenomenon of religion, religious study, and the role that religion plays within society and culture. It also introduces the nature, origin, beliefs, major expressions, and practices of religion. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 215: Major World Religions

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

An introduction to comparative religious study, this course will examine the basic tenets, beliefs, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam using historical, psychological, sociological, and phenomenological approaches. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RELI 220: History of Christianity

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

A history of the Christian church from apostolic times to the present, with an emphasis upon doctrinal and institutional development. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 230: Religion in American Society

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course is a survey of the various religions found in America and the various roles which religion has played in helping to shape American culture. It examines the contributions of religion to American culture, the development of religious freedom, civil religion, Native American religions, African American religions, and the emergence of new forms of belief and practice, as well as a variety of religious issues confronting American society today. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 905

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities RELI 260: Literature of the Bible

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

This course will involve the analysis and discussion of selected texts from the Old and New Testaments, with special attention to the sources and styles of biblical literary techniques. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H5 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

RELI 296: Special Topics in Religious Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better

This is an advanced course in religious studies that, depending on the particular topic of the course, introduces students to the structures, meanings, intentions, historical frameworks, cultural dynamics, psychological factors, literary expressions, aesthetic presentations and interpretations, and philosophical formulations, as well as the personal, communal, and universal dimensions of religion as found in such aspects as myth, symbol, ritual, ethics, community, sacred writings, religious experience (mysticism), religious thought, and contemplation. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, RELI 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits. 1-3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.