DESR Fall 2021 Courses Announced

Miranda Schonbrun

The Designated Emphasis in the Study of Religion (DESR) has approved 9 fall 2021 courses to count towards the core and elective requirements for the DE. These courses reflect the interdisciplinary breadth of the DESR, with core and elective options in Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, Buddhist Studies, Classics, History, History of Art, Italian Studies, Jewish Studies, Music, Near Eastern Studies, and Study of Religion.

For more information on fall courses, full course descriptions, and the curricular requirements of the DESR, please visit our courses page.

Fall 2021 Core Courses

  • Histories of the Study of Religion | STRELIG 201 | Mark Csikszentmihalyi
  • Voting the Divine: Religious Disputes and Communal Decision Making in the Roman Empire | AHMA 210 001/CLASSIC 239 001/HISTORY 280A 001/HISTORY 285A 001 (STRELIG 202) | Susanna Elm, Duncan Macrae

Fall 2021 Elective Courses 

  • Seminar in Classical Arabic Literature | ARABIC 220 001 | Margaret Larkin
  • Readings in Chinese Buddhist Texts | BUDDSTD C223 001/CHINESE C223 001 | Robert H. Sharf
  • Readings in Tibetan Buddhist Texts | BUDDSTD C224 001/SASIAN C224/TIBETAN C224 | Jacob Dalton
  • Seminar in Baroque Art—Graduate Seminar: Ornament, Alterity and the Long Early Modern | HISTART 270 001 | Anneka Lenssen, Todd P. Olson
  • Advanced Studies: Sources/General Literature of the Several Fields: Africa—Africa from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century | HISTORY 280H 001/HISTORY 285H 001 | Tabitha M Kanogo
  • Jews and the Archive: Learning Methods, Questioning Sources | HISTORY 280B 001/HISTORY 285B 001/JEWISH 290 001/MUSIC 247 002 | Ethan Benjamin Katz, Francesco Spagnolo
  • Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Italian Studies–Aby Warburg in Italy | ITALIAN 248 001 | Henrike Christiane Lange