REL 150: Introduction to World’s Major Religions

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Introduction to the world’s major religions: Primitive, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Fieldtrips maybe required outside class time.
Course Outcomes
  • Identify the following elements or dimensions: origin, doctrines, ethics, sacred literature, important figures/founders, rituals, worship, and institutions for each of the world’s major religious traditions.
  • Identify the similarities and differences between two or more religions on the basis of the aforementioned dimensions.
  • Examine the relationship between religion and culture/society.
  • Question and think critically.