Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
SOPH-0008
Organization Course Number:
REL1001
Organization:
Length:
Self-paced. Students have up to 60 days to complete.
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 humanities
Description

Objective:

The course objective is for students to gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and will demonstrate how these concepts apply in real world situations; explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems; and explore the role of religion in modern society.

Learning Outcomes:

  • investigate the major approaches to studying religion
  • identify common elements of religions
  • analyze religion's impact on individuals, society, and the world
  • evaluate social, ethical, and cultural topics through the lens of religion.

General Course Topics:

  • Purposes for studying religion
  • Defining religion
  • An overview of the religions
  • Methods of studying religion
  • Sacred / transcendent
  • "the problem"
  • "the solution"
  • Religious narratives
  • Philosophy and doctrine
  • The individual
  • Society
  • Morality and ethics
  • Ritual and material
  • Religion in government
  • Religion in global affairs
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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