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Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion

  • Expresses Complex Ideas
  • Debates Conflicting Perspectives
  • Provides Historic Contexts

These courses explore life’s greatest questions by discussing classic and modern philosophers, psychology, and world religions. They develop skills to express complex ideas, challenge orthodoxy, and expose underlying assumptions.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Comparative Religion: From Christianity to Confucianism

Gain a basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of the world’s major religions.

2020 Fall
1 section

The Public and the Private

Explore the relationship between the individual and society, ethics and politics, and various forms of government.

2020 Fall
1 section

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: War and Prophets

Examine the different types of prophets in the Hebrew Bible, and explore the role they played within their larger society.

2020 Fall
1 section

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: The Five Books of Moses (Torah)

Read the first five books of the Bible, tracing the processes by which they were formed and considering the multiple contexts that informed them.

Religion and Literature: From the Bible to James Baldwin

Explore themes—love, death, evil, suffering, and forgiveness—across religious and literary texts from the Western canon and beyond.

Topics in Ethics: Virtue, Duty, Goodness

Explore the roots of philosophical thought on the nature of morality through literary and philosophical writings.

An Introduction to Islamic History

Explore Islamic history during the first six centuries of its existence.