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New Course Proposal
HST 484/HST 584 RELIGION AND LAW

Status: Draft

Proposal

Proposal ID: 102010
Type: New Course
Effective Term: Winter 2019
Justification:
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. (Parallel proposal for #101996)
Comments: None

Originators

Name Title Department/School
Rena Lauer Assistant Professor History Department

Contacts

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

Liaisons

Liaison Status Required
J Nicole von Germeten - Director-SHPR / Liberal Arts Admin Not Contacted Yes

Course Information

Designator/Course #: HST 484 
Title:
RELIGION AND LAW  
College/Department or College/School:
College of Liberal Arts / School of History, Philosophy, and Religion 

Credits:
Max Credits to Graduation: 4   

Short Title:  
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:
None

Description:
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.
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
None
Corequisites
None
Equivalent Courses
REL 484
Slash Courses
HST 584 PROBLEMS IN AFRICAN HISTORY
Crosslisted Courses
None

Documents

File Name File Size Comment Date Added
SYLLABUS Introduction to Religion and Law.docx 43.63 Kb Nov 15, 2017 12:24 pm
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