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Summer 2016 Credit Courses: Philosophy/Religion

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online courses iconWorld Religions: An Anatomy of the Sacred
“God is dead,” Nietzsche famously proclaimed to signal the waning power of religion. In spite of the influence religion exerts, one is reminded of the lack of understanding of the world’s major faiths. This course is a study of the origins, evolution, and the traditions of the major and minor religions of the world.
Note: This course is 100 percent online; please visit www.purchase.edu/online for details.
REL3250 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
George Keteku
Session I (3-Week Intensive): May 23–June 10

Shamanism and Native Cultures
An exploration of Native American, Central Asian, and aboriginal Australian testimonies and techniques of shamanic experience and their relationship to other native cultures of the world. The contemporary global contribution of these cultures to ecology and spirituality, together with the challenges faced by native cultures today, are also explored.
REL3300 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Suzanne Ironbiter
Mon. & Wed., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 13–Aug. 1
Room: Refer to the online schedule

God’s Warriors: Religious Fundamentalism Today
Contemporary culture cannot be adequately understood without considering the impact of religious extremism. While other factors play a role, it is religious passions that fuel the jihadist movement in the Islamic world, incite violence in the occupied Palestinian territories, and amplify culture wars between secular and religious forces in the U.S. This course examines the root causes of such cultural phenomena, asking whether fundamentalism can exist in modern society without leading to bloodshed.
REL3500 / 4 credits
Noncredit option: $625
Michael Taub
Tues. & Thurs., 6:30–10:05 p.m.
Session II: June 14–July 28
Room: Refer to the online schedule

Posted Feb. 9, 2016

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