An introduction to the interdisciplinary and comparative study of religions, intended to address the need for religious literacy in today’s globalized context. Students will study multiple traditions that can range from world religions (such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam) and indigenous and regionally specific traditions (such as Native American, Japanese, and African religions). Key religious elements to be studied can include religious experience, doctrine, practices, mythology, notions of the divine, and religious art. Specific content and approach will vary by semester and instructor. This course satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement in Humanistic Foundations.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Introduction to the Study of Religions