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New Course Proposal

Status: Approved

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1. Review - College Approver - Liberal Arts

Approved by Kryn Freehling-Burton Senior Instructor I / Women/Gendr/Sxlt Studies, December 18, 2017 3:48pm

2. Review - Curriculum Coordinator

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, July 19, 2018 1:49pm


Cheryl Hagey (Curriculum Coordinator) July 19, 2018 1:49pm
SUMMARY: This NEW proposal seeks to create a new course for the School of History, Philosophy and Religion.

CIP 380201 has been added to the proposal.

This course is cross listed with HST 484/584. Proposal 102010 is working through the CPS review process.

APA has:
1) Removed "This course" from the beginning of the Course Description. Help button states Course Decriptions should not begin with "this course" or "Students will".
2) Removed "HST 484" as an Equivalent Course. HST 484 was last taught in 199200 and is not related in any way to these new courses.

Banner was checked for this course number (484/584) to confirm the course number has not been used in the last 6 years. (7/19/2018 1:36 PM).

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

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The Office of the Registrar is responsible for determining the effective date of Category II proposals. The determination is made based upon the ability to complete the request prior to the registration dates for the effective term being proposed.

3. Review - Graduate Committee - Liberal Arts (M-Z)

Approved by Lisa Price Professor / Anthropology Department, August 14, 2018 12:09pm

4. Review - Graduate Council Chair

Approved by Ryan Contreras Associate Professor / Horticulture, August 14, 2018 12:09pm

5. Review - CC Rep - Liberal Arts (M-Z)

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, August 24, 2018 1:07pm

6. Review - Curriculum Council Chair

Approved by Allen Thompson Associate Professor / Philosophy Department, August 24, 2018 1:08pm

7. Review - Academic Programs

Approved by Cheryl Hagey Administrative Program Assist / Acad Prgms/Assess/Accred, August 31, 2018 3:51pm


Cheryl Hagey (Academic Programs) August 31, 2018 3:51pm
SPECIAL NOTE: Curriculum note said proposal working through the CPS workflow. This is incorrect. It was discovered another instructor used same numbers. That proposal's course number was changed.

Cross listed HST 484/584 IS proposal 102010 and will be expedited.

APA has changed the Effective Term From Spring 2019 to Winter 2019.

All Components are met per the Faculty Senate Curriculum Council guidelines.

8. Review - Catalog Coordinator

Approved by Belinda Sykes Catalog & Curriculum Coord. / Office of the Registrar, September 4, 2018 4:32pm


Proposal ID: 101996
Type: New Course
Submission Date: November 20, 2017 2:24pm
Approval Date: September 4, 2018 4:32pm
Effective Term: Winter 2019
This course contributes an important 400-level course to the religion curriculum, and a much needed course on religious history beyond the US to the history curriculum. In addition, it is central to a SHPR initiative to create law courses related to each of the specialties of the school. Finally, this class contributes an important course to the in-process certificate in Legal Perspectives.

This course is also cross listed with HST 484/584. Proposal 102010 is in draft format.
Comments: None


Name Title Department/School
Rena Lauer Assistant Professor History Department


Name Title Department/School
David Bishop IV Coord-Academic History Department


Liaison Status Required
Courtney Campbell - Hundere Chair / Philosophy Department
This a well-organized course and proposal that reflect cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and will be especially useful for students interested in pre-law studies. Strong support from religious studies!!
(Responded on Nov 15, 2017)
Responded No
Rorie Solberg - Associate Professor / Political Science Dept
(Responded on Nov 20, 2017)
Responded No
Jason Tanenbaum - Coord-Prelaw Program / School of Public Policy
This course will be a valuable asset in the Legal Perspectives certificate program now under development as well as to the broader law-related curriculum at OSU.
(Responded on Nov 20, 2017)
Responded No
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin
(Responded on Nov 16, 2017)
Responded Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: REL 484 
CIP Code: 380201
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Grading Mode: A-F (includes I, W, R, S/U) 
Courses Taught Schedule:
Every odd year in Spring term.

Schedule Type: Seminar 
Campus Location: Corvallis Campus 
Programs Requiring
this Course:

Investigates the relationship between religion and law in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim society, as well as modern western “secular” society, considering the question from a theoretical, historical, and contemporary case-study perspective. We will look at the religious origins of legal systems, the ways in which members of religious communities engaged with their own and others’ laws, and the ways in which modern societies have used law to separate “religion” from the state.

Course Relationships

Designator Title Minimum Grade/Score
Enforced Prerequisites
Equivalent Courses
Slash Courses
REL 584
Crosslisted Courses
HST 484, HST 584


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SYLLABUS Introduction to Religion and Law.docx 43.63 Kb Nov 15, 2017 12:10 pm
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