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(F) Environmental ethics is a principled attempt to redefine the boundaries of ethical obligation. This class will introduce the student to a wide range of environmental ethical theories and philosophies. Designed as a "Taking Sides" course, discussions will center on current major environmental issues emphasizing an examination of all relevant positions. Prerequisite: upper division status or permission of instructor. (Even Years Only).

Hours
3

Provides the foundation for student understanding of the conceptual underpinnings of the public funding of recreation opportunities. It will explore traditional revenue sources in their historic context and examine philosophical arguments driving the adoption of market-based funding and delivery. The public budgeting process (including the development and adoption process, implementation, and use as a policy tool) will be examined in detail. In addition, the course will explore public funding alternatives and issues.

Hours
3

(F, S, Sum) Supervised recreational internship in an outdoor/park setting for either 180 or 360 hours of practical and related work experience which occurs no sooner than two semesters prior to graduation. Application shall be made by mid-term of the preceding semester. Prerequisite: minimum 2.5 grade point average in RECM coursework.

Hours
6

(F) The course examines the role of religion in moral formation and community service (service to society by self-defined groups). Primary attention is given to the wisdom and prophetic traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Issues of social justice are a central point of focus, and limited attention is given to contemporary figures in whose voices are heard echoes of the prophetic traditions. Students develop the ability to interpret sacred texts of these religions in relation to the social location of the ancient audiences as well as their own. To this end, a service learning project is required of all students. On the basis of the service experience and directed reflection upon it (individual and collective reflective), students will critically examine the role of religion in shaping conceptions of justice for individuals and communities.

Hours
2

(F) A study of selected writings of the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament with particular attention to the historica development of religious faith and practice in ancient Israel from earliest times to the rise of Christianity. The use and interpretation of Hebrew religious tradition in Islam is also examined. Students are introduced to various scholarly methods of biblical interpretation.

Hours
3

(S) An introduction to the academic study of religion through an examination of the relationship between religion and culture in the world's major religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Possible topics of focus include religious law and ethics, varieties of religious experience, and role of geography in the rise and spread of the major religions.

Hours
3

(F) Reading courses for Religious Studies majors and minors, taken in the junior year.

Hours
1

(S) Reading course for Religious Studies majors and minors, must be taken in the junior year.

Hours
1

(F) A study of the Christian religious tradition from the New Testament period until the Late Middle Ages, with particular attention to the interpretation of Jesus' life and teachings in social and cultural context. Prerequisite: RLGN 211 or 231, or permission of instructor. (Even Years Only).

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231
Hours
3

(S) A study of the Christian religious tradition in the modern period, with particular attention to issues in theology, ethics and hermeneutics. Prerequisite: RLGN 211 or 231, or permission of instructor. (Even Years Only).

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231
Hours
3

(on demand) Theory and practice of Christian Education with special attention on planning a program in the local church. Prerequisite: RLGN 211 or 231, or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231
Hours
3

(S) A study of the medieval roots of the Renaissance, the Protestant Reformation, and the Catholic counter-reformation, and their contribution to the beginnings of the early modern period of European history. The principle focus is the complex relationship between Renaissance humanism and Reformation religious thought and the enduring social and cultural influence of the two movements on western civilization. Prerequisite: RLGN 211 or 231, or permission of instructor. The course may cross-list with HIST 451. (Odd Years Only).

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231 Prohibited: HIST451
Hours
3

(F) A phenomenological and historical study of the varieties of religious practice in the United States. Prerequisite: RLGN 211 or 231, or permission of instructor. (Odd Years Only).

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231
Hours
3

(F) The political and religious history of the Middle East from the beginnings of Islam to the beginning of the modern era. Particular attention is given to interaction with Greek and Christian civilizations. Same as HIST 461 (Even Years Only).

Prerequisites: RLGN211, or RLGN231 Prohibited: HIST461
Hours
3

(S) Intensive study of special topics in religion. Prerequisites: Advanced standing and permission of the instructor.

Hours
3

(F,S) Independent study or research on approved topics. May be repeated for credit.

Hours
2

(S) Intensive study of special topics in religion.

Hours
3

(on demand) This course is designed to provide students with experience and reflection during a mid-term break or during a semester project concerning the nature of community and social problems, and to prepare students for civic engagement and social responsibility. The course will include a supervised service-learning component through which students will develop skills and knowledge to meet community needs and better understand societal problems. (See Service Learning in the Academic Program section).

Hours
1

The interaction of individuals within a larger social context, in order to help students develop "sociological imagination" about their own lives. We examine how group life is organized and functions at both micro and macro levels. We look at the process of socialization as well as the various axes of inequality, including race, social class, and gender. We also look at a variety of social institutions including the family, education, health care, and religion.

Hours
3

An introduction to the study of juvenile delinquency and the juvenile justice system. The course investigates the topics of juvenile law, theories of causation and procedureal issues, and their inter-relationships.

Hours
3

Uses the basic principles and concepts of sociology to study life in the Appalachian region. The areas of study include socio-economic class, culture, folklore, social institutions, the family, religion, schooling, poverty, and development.

Hours
3

Scientific understanding of social problems; problem areas in contemporary American society; and world-wide problems such as racism, sexism, problems in education, social stratification, problems in children's lives, environmental degradation, and violence.

Hours
3

How do we define family today? How is it structured: We examine key issues that have changed over the past thirty-fifty years, including dating and sexuality, single motherhood, teen pregnancy, divorce, stepfamilies, balancing work and family, and motherhood vs. fatherhood. Emphasis upon changing attitudes toward family relationships, some of the problems involved, and suggested solutions.

Hours
3

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