Academic Catalogs

Religious Studies (RLST)

RLST A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Religious Studies  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the study of religion as an academic discipline with particular emphasis on the nature of religion, the methods used to study religious life, ways of expressing religious experience, and the practice of religion. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A100

    RLST A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
    World Religion  

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    An identification of the nature of religious thinking and belief. The variety of patterns developed in both the West and the East are explored with a special emphasis on the relevance to the contemporary intellectual world. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A110

      RLST A1153 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Philosophy of Religion  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

      An examination of key issues and problems of religion, including the nature and significance of religion and religious experience, arguments for and against the existence of God, the nature of God, the problem of evil, and the relation between science and religion. Same as Philosophy A115. Students completing Religious Studies A115 may not receive credit for Philosophy A115. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A115

        RLST A1353 Units (54 lecture hours)  
        Religion, Spirituality and Society  

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        Examines religious, spiritual, and secular views of the relation of persons and society with emphasis on contemporary issues of personal and social ethics, societal structure, and political responsibility from diverse academic, religious, and spiritual perspectives.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A135

          RLST A1503 Units (54 lecture hours)  
          Eastern Thought  

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          An introduction to the religions of Asia including Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. In addition to historical background and the current status of the religion, the course will focus on the scripture of each religion. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A150

            RLST A1513 Units (54 lecture hours)  
            Early and Western Religions  

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Surveys religion in western history from paleolithic beginnings through development of the western monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Major figures and historical periods in the evolution of Western faiths, and impact of these worldviews globally today. Transfer Status: CSU; UC.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing RLST A151