This course looks to understand who held religious power between the years 400-1500. We will look at the papal church, then at saints, monks and other ascetics and visionaries who had charismatic power, as well as scholars and mystics, kings, popes, and others.
Every so often in college you may take a class that deeply affects the way you see the world. We think that many of our courses fall into that category. When using religious studies as a lens, you can learn a great deal about many subjects, including human biology, health and evolution, food trade and sustainability, social networks and the arts, technology from the stone age to the information age, global cultures and indigenous heritage, social media and endangered languages, and international human rights. Explore the highlighted courses below or take a look at all of our offerings.