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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 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

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    • Discuss Christian ethics.
    • Summarize the history of Christianity and the importance of the Christian Bible.
    • Identify differences and similarities among Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christianity.
    • Explain the rituals, symbols, holy days, and core beliefs in Christianity.


    • Summarize the history of Islam and the importance of the Qur’an as sacred text.
    • Identify differences and similarities among Sunni, Shiite, and Sufi branches of Islam.
    • Explain the Five Pillars and Ramadan in Islam.
    • Discuss Islamic ethics.

    Religion in the Modern World

    • Compare the roles of women in the three traditions both historically and today.
    • Identify contemporary challenges that Western religions face today.
    • Describe the common beliefs and ethics of the three religions.

    Nature of Religion

    • Discuss the difference between the academic study of religion and devotional practice.
    • Explain what is essential in a definition of religion.
    • Recognize what religion is, where it comes from, and what human purposes it serves.
    • Identify the commonalities among the three Western religions.
    • Discuss religion and ethics.
    • Summarize approaches and critical issues in the study of religion.


    • Describe the history of Judaism and the importance of the Hebrew scriptures.
    • Compare key differences and similarities among the major sects of Judaism.
    • Explain the holy days in Judaism and any related symbols, rituals, or beliefs.
    • Discuss Hebrew/Jewish religious ethics.
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