REL 150: Introduction to the World's Major Religions

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

In this course, students will explore the history, literature, beliefs, and practices of the world's major religious traditions in an effort to understand how they shed light on the fabric of reality as well as the nature, meaning and struggles of human existence. Some of the religious traditions that will be considered include Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives — FGC (prehistory to modern times)
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Participate in thoughtful, critical dialogue with others by means of producing clear, cogent, and creative discourse.
  2. Relate and apply various course insights to the beliefs and commitments that play a role in the development of a healthy, well-grounded world-view.
  3. Identify, discuss, critically analyze, and evaluate a range of important issues, terms, concepts, narratives, doctrines, theories, personages, and movements within the world's major religions.