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Course Code: RELS201 Course ID: 3024 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course introduces the major religions of the world with attention to origin, history, beliefs and practices. The course provides a balanced consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. No force has influenced human life and civilization more than religion; no understanding of human affairs, on an individual scale or a global one, can succeed without comprehending it.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/28/20 - 02/26/21||03/01/21 - 04/25/21||Winter 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course students will be able to:
CO1 Identify the influence that major world religions have on society and illustrate the importance of studying religion today.
CO2 Describe and evaluate the key beliefs and characteristics of each major world religion and show how they are reflected in political and social structures and attitudes.
CO3 Examine and summarize the universal and unique forms of religious expression found in the major world religions (e.g., sacred places, symbols, ethics, and rituals).
CO4 Distinguish the basic concepts that make up a religious world view (e.g., creation of the world, good and evil, salvation, suffering).
CO5 Articulate the historical development, and interaction among, the major world religions.
|Discussion Forums||50.00 %|
|Week #1 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #2 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #3 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #4 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #5 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #6 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #7 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #8 Forum||6.25 %|
|Week #3 Project: Travel Show Presentation||12.50 %|
|Week #5 Project: Current Affairs Worldview Essay||12.50 %|
|Week #7 Presentation - My Favorite World Religion||25.00 %|
|Book Title:||Judaism: The Basics - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Book Title:||Introduction to the Study of Religion - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Book Title:||Understanding the Religions of the World: An Introduction - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section. Hard copy not availbale from the bookstore, please try other sources.|
|Book Title:||Islam: Its History, Teaching, and Practices - e-book available in the APUS Online Library. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.|
|Publication Info:||Indiana University Press|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.