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essential notes about our course unit listings

Legacy units – an explanation:   The vast majority of units are textbook-based.  Textbooks often go out of print and then we need to decide whether to still offer the unit. If the unit still has academic or practical value, it will be retained as a “legacy” unit. This means that if the student does not have a copy, he/she will need to obtain one on the used book market, which is easy for people in most countries because of the major Internet bookstores. If the book is republished, the “legacy” tag will be removed, and if a new edition of the book appears, the unit will be reinstated using the new edition wherever possible. This use of the word “legacy” to mean “available in older editions only” stems from its use referring to computer software.   If a book is out of print and we judge it to be outdated and/or no longer of value, the unit will be withdrawn.

Live links will be added to the course titles listed below when on-line descriptions are available. Those units will be flagged LIVE LINK .

RELIGIOUS AND INTERFAITH STUDIES                                           

RIS174       6 credits     The World of the Old Testament

RIS175       4.5 credits   An Appreciation of the Bible as Literature

RIS201       3.25 credits  The Phenomenon of Religion I

RIS202       4.25 credits  The Phenomenon of Religion II

RIS203       3.25 credits  Religions of the World I

RIS204       4.25 credits  Religions of the World II

RIS205       3 credits     Introduction to Islam

RIS206       3 credits     Introduction to Hinduism

RIS207       3 credits     Introduction to the Bible

RIS208       3 credits     Introduction to Judaism

RIS209       3 credits     What is Theology?

RIS210       3 credits     Interfaith Religious Etiquette

RIS221       3 credits     Comparative Concepts of God

RIS222       3 credits     Hypnosis, Healing and the Christian

RIS223       3 credits     Prophecies, Cults and Millennial Beliefs

RIS224       3 credits     The Rise of the New Christians (legacy)

RIS225       3 credits     Varieties of Religious Experience

RIS226       3 credits     The Israelites & Old Testament Culture

RIS227       3 credits     Jews, God and History

RIS228       4.5 credits   Biblical Truth and Fiction

RIS229       3 credits     The Hebrew Prophets- Selections and Commentary

RIS230       3 credits     Shaping the Bible – Politics, Power and Beliefs

RIS231       3 credits     Christian Denominations & Other Faiths             

RIS300       6 credits     History, Beliefs and Practice of Judaism

RIS301       3 credits     Teachings and Practices of Buddhism

RIS302       3 credits     The Gnostic Gospels

RIS303       2 credits     History of Monotheism I

RIS304       2 credits     History of Monotheism II (prerequisite RIS303)

RIS305       2 credits     History of Monotheism III (prerequisite RIS304)

RIS306       3 credits     Religious Fundamentalism and Intolerance (legacy)

RIS307       3 credits     Sufi, Buddhist & Jewish Meditation

RIS308       3 credits     Contemporary Biblical Archaeology

RIS310       3 credits     Religion as a Natural Phenomenon

RIS311       3 credits     God and Goddess in Ancient Israel

RIS312       3 credits     Spinoza, Immortality and Jewish Rationalism

RIS313       3 credits     Cognitive Approaches to Religion

RIS314       3 credits     Evil, Suffering and Religion (legacy)

RIS315       3 credits     Myths of the Old Testament

RIS316       3 credits     Yiddish Culture and Language

RIS317       3 credits     The Afterlife and Past Lives: A Modern Jewish Approach

RIS318       3 credits     Shaping the Bible - Power, Politics and Belief

RIS319       3 credits     The Mysteries of Mithras

RIS322       3 credits     Sabbatai Zvi – False Messiah or Jewish Guru?

RIS323       3 credits     Modern Science and Bible in Harmony

RIS324       3 credits     Christianity and the Last Days of Rome

RIS401       3 credits     The Religious Function of the Psyche

RIS402       3 credits     The Catholic Church and Sexuality (legacy)

RIS403       3 credits     Biblical Text and Texture

RIS404       3 credits     God, Sex & Women of the Bible (legacy)

RIS405       3 credits     The Disappearance of God (legacy)

RIS406       3 credits     Emerging Spirituality from Ancient Roots

RIS407       4 credits     Jesus Versus Christianity

RIS408       4 credits     Life of Jesus After Crucifixion

RIS409       3 credits     Science and the Story of Noah's Flood (legacy)

RIS410       4 credits     Religious Ideas: Stone Age to Eleusis

RIS411       4 credits     Religious Ideas: Buddha to Christianity

RIS412       3 credits     The History of Hell (legacy)

RIS414       3 credits     Freud and Jewish Mysticism

RIS415       3 credits     The Dead Sea Scrolls - Mystery & Meaning

RIS416       3 credits     Resurrection and Immortality in Jewish Thought

RIS417       3 credits     A Jewish Orthodox-Reform Dialogue

RIS418       3 credits     Indian Philosophy

RIS420       3 credits     Ancient Roots of Apocalyptic Faith

RIS421       3 credits     The Shamanistic Tradition in Judaism

RIS422       3 credits     Judaism and Ecology – Biblical and Rabbinic Periods

RIS423       3 credits     Judaism and Ecology – The Modern Period

RIS424       3 credits     The Protocols: Anti-Semitic Mythology Exposed

RIS425       3 credits     Understanding the Jewish Messiah

RIS426       3 credits     Monotheism: A Modern Psychoanalytic Approach

RIS427       4.5 credits  History of Judaism in America

RIS428       3 credits     Faith, Religion and Terror

RIS429       3 credits     Life and Religion in Ancient Galilee

RIS430      4.5 credits   Religious Ideas: Muhammad to Reformation

RIS431       3 credits     Lost varieties of Christianity

RIS432       3 credits     God in the Age of Science

RIS433       3 credits     Accounts of Jewish Mystical Experience

RIS434       3 credits     Understanding the Jewish Bible

RIS435       3 credits    The Amish Way of Life

RIS436     4.5 credits   The Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumranology
More units will be added to this series soon and new units are regularly becoming available. Also see Contemporary Spirituality, Personal Development, Metaphysics and other relevant areas.

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