PHIL215 - World Religions

Credits: 3

The course is an introduction to the major religions of the world. The origins, core beliefs, traditions, and practices will be discussed. The purpose of the course is to understand and appreciate the various religious theories and practices by focusing on key texts, figures and ideas. The approach will strive to be descriptive, not prescriptive. Students will gain initial exposure to the structure and world-view of the religions covered: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Additional religions may also be included based on instructor and student interest (African, Native American and new wave, Taoism, Confucianism, Baha’i, Zoroastrianism, Sikhism, etc.). (Fulfills Humanities requirement.)

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