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World Religious Traditions II

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This course provides a survey of the major historical developments, structural cosmology, symbolic interpretation, and values of the Judaic, Christian, and Islamic religious traditions.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Islam

    • Explain the essential elements of Muslim faith and practice.
    • Distinguish among Shiite Islam, Sunni Islam, and Sufism.
    • Evaluate Islam’s historical influences on law, philosophy, and the arts.

    Religion in the Modern World

    • Summarize the historical connections and theological similarities among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
    • Describe the contemporary struggles within and among Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

    The Nature of Religion

    • Describe the sacred in indigenous traditions.
    • Identify issues in the study of religion.
    • Describe the common elements of religion.

    Judaism

    • Recount influential moments in Jewish history.
    • Contrast the major branches of Judaism.
    • Describe important Jewish religious practices.

    Christianity

    • Explain basic Christian beliefs that emerged in the early church.
    • Describe the historical development of the three major Christian traditions.
    • Contrast the three major Christian traditions.
    • Illustrate the pluralistic nature of contemporary Christianity.
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