Contemporary World Religions: In this course, students will examine the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, and Jewish traditions among others. The student will learn to recognize and find meanings in a variety of religious expressions while discovering that misinterpretations of these religious expressions can lead to inaccuracies, stereotypes, and distortions. Attitudes of respect and appreciation for religious diversity are encouraged throughout the course. The comparison of different religions will help students synthesize the basic elements of all religions and the needs of religion fulfill in human nature. By the end of the course, students should have a better understanding and tolerance for the idiosyncrasies of the different religions and appreciate the people and cultures through which these religions are manifest. As an honors level course, content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.
Contemp World Religions
Course Numbers: 3542 (1.00)(H) | 3543 (1.00)(C)
Area: Social Studies
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 1