Jan 28, 2023
PHIL 1051 - World Religions Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the major world religions. The course will focus on the historical formation of the religions and those who founded them. It will also focus on their scriptures, practices and the ways each religion answers the fundamental questions concerning the nature of reality, purpose in life, ethics and death.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective
Recommendation: An assessment score placement in RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900 or RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 1021 , or completion of ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher.
- Introduction to the basic terms and definitions of religion
- Religions of the East: Hinduism Buddhism some or all of the following: Confucianism Daoism Shinto Sikhism Jainism
- Religions of the West: Judaism Christianity Islam
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Describe the nature and forms of worship in different societies
- Analyze the various religions within their own social context.
- Articulate the historical record of thought and expression in the religions of the East and West.
- Compare and contrast the beliefs of the various world religions.
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