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REL 111 Exploring Religions 4cr

Exploring Religions is a survey course designed to introduce students to selected religions of the world and the academic study of religion. This course carefully examines a wide variety of primary and secondary sources to help us understand and appreciate the diversity of ways in which human beings have asked, answered, and responded to questions of life and death, values and ethics, power and danger. This course does not aspire nor pretend to cover all religions but instead will focus on a few selected religions such as Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam , and Confucianism. Students learn how to employ research methods in the academic study of religion through their textual research and possibly on-site field experiences.
Triad: Philosophy/Religion or Language/ Global Issues