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Course Descriptions


Course Numbering

The College of Wooster uses a five-digit course numbering system. The first three digits indicate the primary course number. The next two digits are the secondary course number and indicate whether there is a special focus for the course. For example:

The first letters are the department or program abbreviation. The next three digits are the primary course number (101 is the primary course number for all Introduction to Historial Study courses). The last two digits are the secondary course number. These two digits indicate that the special focus for this HIST 101 course is The History of Islam. A course with a given three-digit primary course number can only be taken once for credit unless specifically indicated otherwise by the department.

The following policy has been used in assigning primary course numbers:

  • 100-level courses are usually introductory courses; some 100-level courses do have prerequisites, and students are advised to consult the description for each course.
  • 200-level courses are usually beyond the introductory level, although many 200-level courses are open to first-year students and to majors and non-majors.
  • 300-level courses are seminars and courses primarily for majors but open to other students with the consent of the instructor.
  • The following numbers are for Independent Study: I.S. 40100 (Junior Independent Study), I.S. 45100 and I.S. 45200 (Senior Independent Study).

In addition to the regular course offerings, many departments offer individual tutorials under the number 40000 and internships under 41000. On occasion, departments will offer a course on a special topic as approved by the Educational Policy Committee, designated 19900, 29900, or 39900.

Abbreviation

In keeping with the general education requirements of the College’s curriculum
(see Degree Requirements ), course listings employ the following abbreviations:

W Writing Intensive 

C Studies in Cultural Difference

R Religious Perspectives

Q Quantitative Reasoning

AH Learning Across the Disciplines: Arts and Humanities

HSS Learning Across the Disciplines: History and Social Sciences 

MNS Learning Across the Disciplines: Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Except where otherwise noted, all courses carry one course credit.

 

Religious Studies

   •  RELS 10000 - Religious Thought & Action
   •  RELS 10101 - Religion in Human History
   •  RELS 11000 - Comp Religious Trad: East West West
   •  RELS 11001 - Comp Religious Traditions: Near East
   •  RELS 11002 - Comp. Religious Traditions: South Asia
   •  RELS 12000 - Intro to Biblical Studies
   •  RELS 12001 - Hebrew Bible
   •  RELS 12002 - The New Testament
   •  RELS 12003 - The Hebrew Bible and History
   •  RELS 13000 - American Religious Communities
   •  RELS 21700 - African Religions
   •  RELS 21800 - Hinduism
   •  RELS 21900 - Ethics in a Social Perspective
   •  RELS 22000 - Buddhism
   •  RELS 22200 - Islam
   •  RELS 22500 - Life & Teachings of Jesus
   •  RELS 23000 - The Life & Thought of Mahatma Gandhi
   •  RELS 23300 - Judaism
   •  RELS 23900 - Global Christianity
   •  RELS 24100 - New Religious Movements
   •  RELS 24300 - Religious Autobiography & Biography
   •  RELS 24700 - Native American Religions & Cultures
   •  RELS 26100 - The Black Relgious Experience in America
   •  RELS 26300 - Religion & Literature
   •  RELS 26400 - Religion and Film
   •  RELS 26720 - Asian Religions in America
   •  RELS 26732 - Race, Gender, Class - Interpretation
   •  RELS 26735 - The Bible & Contemporary Issues
   •  RELS 26737 - East Asian Buddhism
   •  RELS 26738 - Hebrew Script.S in Judaism & Christianit
   •  RELS 26740 - Buddhist Visual & Material Cultures
   •  RELS 26741 - Technologies of the Self
   •  RELS 26742 - Buddhist Travelers Across Asia
   •  RELS 26911 - Religion and the Environment
   •  RELS 26925 - Religious Visual & Material Culture
   •  RELS 26933 - Religion and Science
   •  RELS 26935 - Just Work
   •  RELS 26937 - Religion, Race, Gender, Class in America
   •  RELS 26940 - Pop Culture in Medieval Islam
   •  RELS 26941 - Religion and the Brain
   •  RELS 26942 - The Bible and Popular Culture
   •  RELS 39900 - Special Topics
   •  RELS 39901 - Islamic Origins:did Muhammad Exist?
   •  RELS 40000 - Tutorial
   •  RELS 40100 - Junior Independent Study
   •  RELS 41000 - Religious Studies Internship
   •  RELS 45100 - Independent Study Thesis
   •  RELS 45200 - Independent Study Thesis