Religion (REL) at Virginia Highlands Community College


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REL 100 - Introduction to the Study of Religion
Explores various religious perspectives and ways of thinking about religious themes and religious experience.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
REL 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
REL 200 - Survey of the Old Testament
Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as background to the writings.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 210 - Survey of the New Testament
Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 215 - New Testament and Early Christianity
Surveys the history, literature, and theology of early Christianity in the light of the New Testament.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 230 - Religions of the World
Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 232 - Religions of the World II
Studies religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 235 - Major Religious Thinkers
Examines the works of one or more important people in religious thought.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 240 - Religions in America
Surveys various manifestations of religion in the American experience. Emphasizes concepts, problems, and issues of religious pluralism and character of American religious life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 246 - Christianity
Examines the origins and historical development of Christianity, its basic metaphysical and theological assumptions, its essential doctrines, and the present state of the church in the modern world.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 247 - History of Christianity
Surveys the development of Christianity from its origins to the present.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits