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PHIL-1304-001 Introduction to World Religions
A comparative study of world religions, including but not limited to Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Invitation to World Religions, 4th ed., Brodd, Little, Nystrom, Platzner, Shek, and Stiles
Access to a computer and to the internet (online course).
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Read, analyze, and explicate world-religious texts.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of world-religious traditions.
3. Present clear explanations of fundamental concepts in world religions, and discuss their historical signifcance, in writing.
4. Apply concepts and principles from world religions to address moral concerns.
5. Discuss ways of living responsibly in a world where people have diverse religious beliefs.
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Students are expected to participate in the class regularly, which includes completing all scheduled assignments in a timely manner. In this course participation will consist in posting replies to discussion questions in the Blackboard discussion forum. Failing to do so will result in 4 points being taken off of your participation score. Everyone begins the term with full credit for participation, 40 points. Your participation score can be viewed and kept track of in the Blackboard Gradebook.
Syllabus Quiz: 5%
Exam 1: 20%
Exam 2: 25%
See "Expected Student Behavior," above, for the attendance (participation) component of your grade for this online class.
Week 1: 1/18 - 1/20
Read Chapter 1, An Invitation to the Study of World Religions
Post reply to Discussion Question 1 (due 1/19)
Post reply to Discussion Question 2 (due 1/20)
Syllabus Quiz due 1/21
Week 2: 1/24 - 1/27
Read Chapter 2, Indigenous Religions of North America
Post reply to Discussion Question 3 (due 1/26)
Post reply to Discussion Question 4 (due 1/27)
Week 3: 1/31 - 2/3
Read Chapter 3, Indigenous Religions of Africa
Post reply to Discussion Question 5 (due 2/2)
Exam 1 due 2/4
Week 4: 2/7 - 2/10
Read Chapter 4, Hinduism
Post reply to Discussion Question 6 (due 2/9)
Post reply to Discussion Question 7 (due 2/10)
Week 5: 2/14 - 2/17
Read Chapter 5, Buddhism
Post reply to Discussion Question 8 (due 2/16)
Post reply to Discussion Question 9 (due 2/17)
Week 6: 2/21 - 2/24
Paper due 2/21
Read Chapter 11, Judaism
Post reply to Discussion Question 10 (due 2/24)
Week 7: 2/28 - 3/3
Read Chapter 12, Christianity
Post reply to Discussion Question 11 (due 3/2)
Post reply to Discussion Question 12 (due 3/3)
Week 8: 3/7 - 3/10
Read Chapter 13, Islam
Exam 2 due 3/9
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