Dec 10, 2023
REL 201 - Religions of the World
Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0 Credits: 3
Description: This course surveys the major religious traditions of the world.
Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100 and RDG 100
- History, terms and beliefs of the major world religions.
- Comparing and contrasting competing claims of the various traditions about the afterlife, the problem of evil, human nature and other topics.
- Evaluate current events that are impacted by the various religious traditions covered in the course.
Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
- Computer with Internet access
- Ability to format documents in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .html format.
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F = 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify the characteristics of various forms of religion through written exams and class papers.
- Analyze and explicate differing theologies of various religious traditions on death, evil, human nature and other topics through class discussion and class papers.
- Articulate the meanings of basic terminology of specific religious traditions through class discussion and written exams.
- Evaluate current events that involve religious traditions and apply understandings of basic terms and history through class discussion.
- Summarize and compare the various religious traditions’ answers to basic questions such as how to overcome human evil, what is human nature on a chart outlining these issues.
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