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    Albion College
  Feb 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Course Descriptions

Course Numbering System

The following lists include all courses normally offered at Albion College. However, not all courses are offered every year. When possible, courses offered in alternate years are designated. For details, students should consult the Class Schedule for each semester, available online at: The College reserves the right to add or withdraw courses without prior announcement, as conditions may require.

Unless otherwise stated, 100 level courses are intended for freshmen, 200 level for sophomores, 300 and 400 level for juniors and seniors.

A list of courses which meet the core and category requirements, organized by departments, is available online at

Further information may be obtained at the Registrar’s Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building.


Religious Studies

Note: Courses in religious studies carry no prerequisites unless specified under the course listing. The 101 and 102 courses do, however, provide useful background for other courses in the department and thus are recommended for students who may elect more than one course in the department.

   •  RS 101: Introduction to Western Religions
   •  RS 102: Introduction to Eastern Religions
   •  RS 104: Introduction to Islam
   •  RS 121: History, Literature and Religion of the Old Testament
   •  RS 122: History, Literature and Religion of the New Testament
   •  RS 131: Introduction to Christian Thought
   •  RS 187: Selected Topics
   •  RS 188: Selected Topics
   •  RS 189: Selected Topics
   •  RS 204: Islam and the Modern World
   •  RS 205: Islamic Mysticism
   •  RS 206: Women, Gender, Islam
   •  RS 211: Hinduism
   •  RS 212: Buddhism
   •  RS 215: Jewish Life and Thought
   •  RS 220: Legend, Wisdom, and Apocalypse
   •  RS 222: Jesus and the Gospels
   •  RS 232: Faith and Reason
   •  RS 234: Philosophy of Religion
   •  RS 242: Christian Ethics
   •  RS 250: Mysticism and Ecstasy
   •  RS 251: Yogis and Ascetics
   •  RS 261: Death and Dying
   •  RS 270: Liberation Theology
   •  RS 287: Selected Topics
   •  RS 288: Selected Topics
   •  RS 289: Selected Topics
   •  RS 320: Gender and Biblical Interpretation
   •  RS 387: Selected Topics
   •  RS 388: Selected Topics
   •  RS 389: Selected Topics
   •  RS 391: Internship
   •  RS 392: Internship
   •  RS 401: Seminar
   •  RS 402: Seminar
   •  RS 411: Directed Study
   •  RS 412: Directed Study