R S 373D R S 373D. The History of Christmas. 3 Hours.
A historical and cross-cultural examination of the evolution of the modern Christmas holiday, beginning with the birth stories of Jesus in the New Testament and concluding with the supposed "War on Christmas" in the 21st Century America. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Religious Studies 373 (Topic: History of Christmas) and 373D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.