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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  
Course Topics:
  • 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
Required Materials:
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Ability to format documents in .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .html format.

Grading System:
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:
  1. Identify the characteristics of various forms of religion through written exams and class papers.
  2. Analyze and explicate differing theologies of various religious traditions on death, evil, human nature and other topics through class discussion and class papers.
  3. Articulate the meanings of basic terminology of specific religious traditions through class discussion and written exams.
  4. Evaluate current events that involve religious traditions and apply understandings of basic terms and history through class discussion.
  5. 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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