Aug 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University have been renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.



   •  REL 1100 - Introduction to Religion
   •  REL 1150 - Introduction to Islam
   •  REL 1200 - Introduction to Judaism
   •  REL 1250 - Introduction to Christianity
   •  REL 1850 - World Religious Traditions
   •  REL 2100 - Basic Religious Writings
   •  REL 3100 - Islamic Ethics
   •  REL 3110 - Christian Ethics
   •  REL 3120 - Philosophy of Religion
   •  REL 3130 - Islam in the Modern World
   •  REL 3140 - Religion in the Modern World
   •  REL 3150 - The Philosophies and Religions of Asia
   •  REL 3400 - The Sociology of Religion
   •  REL 3410 - American Religious Experience
   •  REL 3420 - Jewish History
   •  REL 3430 - The Jewish Experience in American Life
   •  REL 3440 - The Holocaust
   •  REL 3450 - Islam in America
   •  REL 3460 - Magic, Witchcraft and Religion
   •  REL 3700 - The Book of Genesis
   •  REL 3710 - Written Traditions of Judaism
   •  REL 3720 - Concepts of God and Man in Judaism
   •  REL 3730 - Early Christian Spirituality
   •  REL 3740 - The Bible as Literature
   •  REL 3750 - Science and Religion
   •  REL 3900 - Special Topics in Religious Studies
   •  REL 4920 - Directed Readings in Religious Studies
   •  REL 4950 - Religious Community Project Internship