Uofp Rel 133 Syllabus

Course Design Guide REL/133 Version 3


College of Humanities REL/133 Version 3 World Religious Traditions I
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Course Description This course offers a survey of the major historical developments, structural cosmology, symbolic interpretation, and values of the Hindu, Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Shinto traditions. Policies Students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:   University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality. Course Materials Molloy, M. (2010). Experiencing the world’s religions: Tradition, challenge, and change (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: The Nature of Religion
Objectives 1.1 Describe the common elements of religion. 1.2 Identify issues in the study of religion. 1.3 Describe the sacred in indigenous traditions. Read Ch. 1 of Experiencing the World’s Religions. Read Ch. 2 of Experiencing the World’s Religions. Read the Contemporary Paganism: Wicca and Druidism section in Ch. 11 of Experiencing the World’s Religions. Review this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Review the Resources section at the end of each assigned text reading. Participate in class discussion. Through 2



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Course Design Guide REL/133 Version 3


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