大学公告 - 课程目录
2021年12月15日
大学公告 - 课程目录

宗教


Courses


学院

格温·凯斯勒(Gwynn Kessler),副教授兼主席
Beit Midrash主任
YVONNE P. CHIREAU, Professor3
史蒂文·P·霍普金斯(Steven P. Hopkins),玛丽·米歇尔(Mari S.3
Ellen M. Ross,Howard M.和Charles F. Jenkins教授
贵格会与和平研究
马克·I·华莱士(Mark I. Wallace),教授
Tariq al-Jamil,副教授1
Coordinator of Islamic Studies Program
JAMES PADILIONI, Visiting Assistant Professor
PREA Persaud Khanna,访问讲师
Anita Pace,行政助理


1休假,2021年秋季。
3Absent on leave, 2021-2022.


The Religion Department plays a central role in the Swarthmore academic program. One attraction of the study of religion is the cross-cultural nature of its subject matter. The discipline addresses the complex interplay of culture, history, text, morality, performance, and personal experience. Religion is expressed in numerous ways: ritual and symbol, myth and legend, story and poetry, scripture and theology, festival and ceremony, art and music, moral codes and social values. The department seeks to develop ways of understanding these phenomena in terms of their historical and cultural particularity and in reference to their common patterns.

departme课程在正常周期nt present the development of Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Afro-Caribbean religions, and Christianity as well as the development of religion and religions in the regional areas of the Indian Sub-Continent (Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh), Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia (Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam), China (Taoist, Confucian, spirit cults), Japan (Buddhist and Shinto), Africa (Fon, Yoruba, Dahomey, and Kongo), the Middle East (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Gnostic, Mandean), Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Europe and the Americas (from New World African traditions, Vodou and Candomblé, to Neo Paganism and Civil Religion in North America). Breadth in subject matter is complemented by strong methodological diversity; questions raised include those of historical, theological, philosophical, literary, feminist, sociological, and anthropological interests. This multifaceted focus makes religious studies an ideal liberal arts major.

The Academic Program


通常,申请宗教专业或次要的学生将完成(或正在完成)两门课程。大满贯成功完成了八个宗教学分,包括高年级秋季所需的宗教咖啡馆高级研讨会,以满足部门和大学毕业的要求。未成年人在宗教部门完成了五个学分,不需要,但强烈建议参加宗教咖啡馆高级研讨会。

Students come to the study of religion through various courses at various levels, and the department encourages this flexibility and diversity of entry-points by having no introductory course requirements, nor are there required distribution courses. The major in religion is planned in consultation with faculty members in the department, the individual student’s adviser, along with other relevant faculty, who encourage curricular breadth (close work in more than one religious tradition) and methodological diversity in the proposed program. Such breadth and diversity in the program is encouraged at the very beginning in the major’s Sophomore Plan.

宗教部门的课程具有很强的比较,主题和跨学科,因此学生相对容易提出跨文化和跨学科的计划。鼓励宗教专业的专业将留学纳入其计划,并计划与部门合作。在返回Swarthmore时,通常在出国留学时进行的独立研究项目将被扩展为一两个学分的荣誉或课程论文。

Course Major and Minor


Requirements


For the major, students are required to take 8 credits total in Religion, including the Religion Café Senior Symposium in the fall of the student’s senior year. The Religion Café will be a one-credit seminar style course and will include a term essay assignment. Successful completion of the Religion Café will be the culminating requirement for the course major. Other than completing eight Religion credits, students who major in Religion are free to take a variety of courses of their own choice outside of the discipline, in consultation with their Religion departmental advisor.

对于未成年人的宗教,学生必须只完成五个学分。也强烈建议(但不需要)未成年人参加宗教咖啡馆。有关更多信息,请参见在线目录。

It is recommended that majors and minors take one introductory course.

入门课程包括:


学生可以选择写论文。那些希望完成一学分论文或两学分论文的老年人,作为专业的一部分,将需要获得与该部门协商的教师顾问的许可。对于专业而言,这项演习将无法代替宗教咖啡馆高级研讨会。

与部门批准,横三个课程s-listed but not housed within the Religion Department may count toward the major. Only one such cross-listed course will count toward the minor. Up to two non-Swarthmore courses (i.e., courses taken abroad or domestically) may count toward the major; only one such course is permissible for the minor.

入学


The Religion Department considers two areas when evaluating applications: overall GPA and quality of prior work in religion courses. Applicants are sometimes deferred for a term so the department can better evaluate an application for the major (generally it is expected that students will have taken two courses in religion before being accepted into the major/minor). A student’s demonstrated ability to do at least B/B- work in religion is required for admission to the major in course.

Honors Major and Minor


Requirements


All honors majors and minors fulfill requirements for the Course Program. Beyond this step, the normal method of preparation for the honors major will be done through three seminars, although with the consent of the department, a single 2-credit thesis, a 1-credit thesis/course combination, or a combination of two courses (including attachments and study abroad options) can count for one honors preparation. In general, only one such preparation can consist of non-seminar-based studies.

在宗教专业中,评估学生在宗教上的三个2学分准备(研讨会或课程组合,而不是2学分论文)的方式将由外部考官进行三个小时的书面考试。此外,除了论文准备外,学生还将向每个外部审查员提交高级荣誉研究论文。高级荣誉研究论文将在2500到4000个单词之间,通常是最终研讨会论文的修订,或者,如果采用非律师的准备方式,则是修订的课程论文。审查员的最终口试遵循书面考试。2学分的论文将由外部审查员阅读和口头检查(没有额外的高级研究要求)。

In the minor, the mode of assessing a student’s one 2-credit preparation in religion will also be a three-hour written examination (and the oral) set by an external examiner, along with a Senior Honors Study paper.

研讨会以及书面和口头外部考试是荣誉的标志。研讨会是旨在促进自我指导学习的学生和教职员工中的合作和合作企业。教学教师根据研讨会论文的质量,研讨会讨论的评论以及在需要时评估了研讨会的表现。由于研讨会取决于其所有成员的积极参与,因此该部门希望学生达到荣誉标准。这些标准包括:参加每个研讨会会议,及时提交研讨会论文,在研讨会前阅读研讨会论文,在研讨会之前完成分配的阅读内容,积极参与研讨会讨论以及尊重尊重研讨会。学生在研讨会上获得双重学分,应该期望在课程中正常工作的两倍。外部检查,无论是书面还是口服,都是荣誉体验的薪石。

入学荣誉计划


由于不同的教学格式(例如研讨会)和荣誉计划中的最终练习的性质,该部门希望该计划的申请人在宗教课程中至少拥有B+/B的平均水平,并且总体平均水平高于该计划。大学毕业要求入学要求。

Application Process for the Major or the Minor


Sophomore applicants: for instructions and more information, please visit the “Sophomore Plan of Study” page under ”Advising” on the Office of Academic Success website.

初级和高级申请人:学生使用MySwarthmore提供的主要次要门户网站来申请任何主要,未成年人或荣誉,或者大二后进行任何进一步的更改。请访问注册商办公室网站上的“专业,未成年人和荣誉”页面以获取更多信息。

请注意:


All applications to the religion major or minor should include a one to two paragraph statement that details the applicant’s reason for applying to the department (we encourage curricular breadth and diversity of courses).

所有宗教专业的专业都必须参加Relg 095宗教咖啡馆:高年级的高级研讨会。

Transfer Credit


有关国内研究或任何夏季研究的政策,请参阅注册商办公室和网站:政策,“转让信贷政策 - 其他地方所做的工作的信用”。

Off-Campus Study


在许多情况下,可能会在宗教部门或该国其他机构中获得学分。通常,宗教部门将最多批准2个宗教学分进行校外研究。有关学年的国际研究,请参阅校外研究办公室和网站。此外,在其他机构中寻求学分以完成学习的学生应在入学课程之前咨询校外研究代表的宗教部门。为了寻求远离Swarthmore时完成的任何工作的信用,一般政策是学生必须在进行课程或课程之前,必须拥有宗教部门代表签署的书记官或校外学习办公室的批准表。

有关国际校外研究的进一步注释:

  1. Prior to the international study opportunity, speak with your Off-Campus Study advisor. Carefully review all material received from the Off-Campus Study Office.
  2. 在线填写“出国留学学分的预估计”表格
  3. 离开期间,如果对预先批准的时间表进行了任何更改,请联系宗教部门。
  4. During your study away from Swarthmore, keep all relevant course material including syllabi, class notes, papers, and examinations, etc.
  5. At the beginning of the semester after your return, meet with an Off-Campus Study Office staff member to organize your materials for evaluation for credit.
  6. 完成“部门材料提交的记录”(可在校外学习办公室获得)。在您向宗教部门提交所有支持文件(例如教学大纲,论文,考试,课堂等)时,请通过宗教部门代表签署的这种表格,负责监督宗教中的转移信贷请求。
  7. The Religion Department will then consider credit award and will send the student, the Registrar, and the Off-Campus Study Office its decision. At this time, you may pick up your supporting materials in the Religion Department Office.

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