REL 151: Religion and the Meaning of Existence

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Introduction to basic issues of the question of the meaning of human existence. Emphasis is placed upon the student analyzing his/her own beliefs and exploring alternative answers.
Course Outcomes
  • Identify the various understandings of experience, existence, and/or the Ultimate/Absolute Reality in the world’s religious traditions.
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between these meanings of existence in two or more religions.
  • Identify the rituals, myths, and symbols/art that shape these worldviews.
  • Analyze their belief systems.