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REL 150: Introduction to World's Major Religions (3 credits)

Course Description

Introduction to the worlds major religions: Primitive, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Field trips may be required outside class time. (3 hours lecture)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the following elements or dimensions: origin, doctrines, ethics, sacred literature, important figures/founders, rituals, worship, and institutions for each of the world's major religious traditions.
  • Identify the similarities and differences between two or more religions on the basis of the aforementioned dimensions.
  • Examine the relationship between religion and culture/society.
  • Question and think critically.

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