PHI1703GS - World Religions
A comparative study of the major faith traditions of the world and their similarities and differences with Christianity.
- Understand the concept of the term religion and how religion contributes to cultural development and history.
- To think more deeply and critically about religious experience and its modes of expression.
- Become familiar with the broad outlines of the major world religions and their sacred texts, including: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- Be able to identify key figures, vocabulary, historical, philosophical, and cultural contributions of the major religions.
- Appreciate the varieties of religious beliefs and experiences and the cultures in which they are found, as well as their historical development.
- Demonstrate the ability to think critically about the issue of religious diversity in both national and global context, thinking creatively about the varied issues, problems and concerns of religion around the world.
- Apprise the various religious traditions of the world in terms of your personal philosophy and religious values.
There are no prerequisites for this course.