ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
27696
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course is designed as an overview of the history, teachings and rituals of Eastern Orthodox Christianity in its multinational context. Geographically, this context refers primarily to southeastern Europe, Russia and the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean, but there is also a significant Orthodox diaspora in the western hemisphere and in other parts of the world. We shall examine specific historical experience of Orthodox Christians in its Byzantine context, under Ottoman rule, in the Russian Empire, under communism, and beyond. We consider the broader context of Eastern Christianity (including Oriental Orthodoxy, the Church of the East, and Eastern Catholicism), as well as relations with Western Catholic and Protestant Christianity, and other religions and systems of belief (e.g., Judaism, Islam, atheism). Through lectures, readings, discussions, films, and a field trip to a local Orthodox church, students will gain an insight into multifaceted world of Orthodox Christianity: its spiritual practices, rich artistic, musical and ritual expressions.
Class Attributes
DSAS Cross-Cult. Awareness General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
Russian & East European Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is FULL COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-full-cohort-classroom/.

Class Details
Instructor(s)
Joel Brady
Meets
MoWe 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
B20 William Pitt Union-Nordy's
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
33
Seats Open
2
Combined Section Capacity
35
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
1
Wait List Capacity
25
Combined Section
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY
RELGST 1135 - 1150 (24214)
Status: Open
Seats Taken: 28
Wait List Total: 1
ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY
SLAV 1135 - 1010 (27696)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 5
Wait List Total: 0