FIG #6: Belief Systems: Ancient and Modern

FIG Pre-registration Fall 2017 is now closed. Please contact Rebecca McLean with any questions at (360)650-6607 or Rebecca.McLean@wwu.edu.


Cluster Description:
What features do contemporary religions of the world and ancient myths share?

Courses

Class
 Instructor 
 Days 
 Time 
 Credits 
 GUR 
Anthropology 201
Paul James
MWF
1:00-2:20 pm
5
SSC 
Liberal Studies 231
Ethan Bushelle
TR
10:00-11:50 am
5
ACGM 
Seminar 101
Susanne Seales
TR
1:00-1:50 pm
2
 

Total Credits:

12
 

Course Descriptions for Belief Systems: Ancient and Modern

  • Anthropology 201, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, (Paul James) 5cr, SSC, CRN: 42428
    The study of the many ways of being human through the creation of cultural systems. Cross-cultural comparisons of social systems to de-naturalize taken-for-granted assumptions about "human nature". Surveys cultural configurations through time and locations.
  • Liberal Studies 231, Introduction to the Study of Religion, (Ethan Bushelle) 5cr, ACGM, CRN: 42384
    Introduction to the academic study of religion. An exploration of beliefs, practices and institutions through case studies drawn from religions around the world. Introduction to scholarly perspectives and theories of religion.
  • Seminar 101, Seminar for First-Year Students, (Susanne Seales) 2cr, CRN: 42084
    An introductory seminar offering an exploration of academic content and essential questions within the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Includes embedded instruction in academic skills and use of campus resources pertinent to exploration of the FIG cluster theme. Concludes in a formal paper or academic presentation. This seminar critically examines aspects of the human condition through the lens of belief systems, from the ancient world to the current era. In addition to a course packet of literature available on Canvas, we will peruse a selection of films, and (if applicable) sections of the Western Reads text for the year (given to all incoming freshman at Summerstart). Students will also spend about one-third of the in-class sessions exploring the liberal arts university experience at WWU.

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