Course List

Thinking Animals -

INQ 120 J1

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 111
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well.

Animals in the Humanities -

INQ 270 A

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 4
Time: M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500.

Native American Religions -

RELG 207 A

Instructor: Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris
Block: 2
Time: M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM
Term: 2015SP
Room: WEST 325
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Long before Jamestown was founded, Native Americans practiced elaborate religious traditions. This course will explore the rich diversity of practices that existed before first contact and those that evolved when Christianity began to spread. We will read Native American myths and stories from around the continent and also research individual tribal traditions. We will seek to understand ancient native rituals as well as those movements that arose in response to Christianity such as the peyote cult and Ghost Dance. Finally, some recent expressions of Native American religion in literature and film will be examined.