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Religions Of The World

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This course studies the major religions of the world. Topical areas include Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous Cultures, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. Students will be objectively studying the origins and major figures and comparing and contrasting each of the major religions. During this course each student will visit a religious site and interview a person of an unfamiliar faith.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 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: 9 weeks

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    Daoism, Confucianism, and Judaism

    • Describe Judaism's theological foundations and spiritual practices.
    • Compare and contrast the theological foundations and spiritual practices of Daoism, Confucianism, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
    • Explain the origins of Judaism.

    Christianity and Islam

    • Explain the origins of Christianity.
    • Explain the origins of Islam.

    New Religious Movements & Religion in the Twenty-First Century

    • Compare and contrast new religious movements with well established religions.
    • Estimate the impact of religious pluralism and the interfaith movement on the future of organized religion.

    Making Connections

    • Communicate with people of different religions about their beliefs and practices.

    Hinduism

    • Explain the origins of Hinduism.
    • Describe the Hindu philosophical systems and forms of worship.

    The Religious Response

    • Define common terms related to the study of religion.
    • Recognize ways in which organized religion influences people's lives.

    Indigenous Sacred Ways

    • Describe the importance of relationships to indigenous religions.
    • Identify examples of roles and observances held sacred by indigenous peoples.

    Monotheistic Religions

    • Compare and contrast the theological foundations and spiritual practices of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

    Buddhism

    • Explain the origins of Buddhism.
    • Describe Buddhism's theological foundations and spiritual practices.
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