Distance / Online Learning Program Calendar (2017/18)
RELS-112 - World Religious and Spiritual Traditions
|RELS-112||World Religious and Spiritual Traditions||3 - credits||$318.06|
This course examines the prominent religious and spiritual traditions of the World. These include Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and primal (or Indigenous) religions. Other ancient traditions, as well as newer religious movements, will also be discussed. Each tradition is explored in terms of origin and development (key figures, events, and evolution), fundamental worldview (divine reality, the problem and solution for human beings, life beyond death, etc.), ethical teachings, mystical approaches, and sacred writings, rituals and symbols. Meta-issues, such as secularization and religious pluralism, will also be explored. Students will gain knowledge and appreciation of each tradition, as well as of religiosity and spirituality in general.
Delivery Method: On-Campus Online
Credits: 3 | Length: 45 hours | Course Outline for RELS-112