REL2800 World Religions

Course Overview

Educational Level: Lower undergraduate, Associate
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Dorcas Dennis

Course Description:

Survey of major religions, from ancient foundations through current practices. Using films to illustrate lifestyle, culture and context, students explore Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity, as well as some less widespread historic and newer religions. Addresses divisions within a religion, how new religions emerge, tribal practices and atheism.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students are aware of the many religious differences around them which shape a person’s values and lives. What are the roots of these belief systems and how did the denominations arise? Many points of theology and history are explored as well as the cultural and anthropological side.

Why This Course Is Important:

To be equipped for the international, inter-connected settings where we live and serve requires knowledge of belief systems different from our own, especially the major world religions.