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PHL 111 - Religions of the World

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is a description of the origins, development and manifestations of major world religions. Students explore how people of different faiths practice and express their beliefs. Similarities and differences of different faiths are emphasized.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the variety and details of belief systems of the major world religions.
  2. Identify the root terms of the major world religions.
  3. Describe how people of different faiths practice and express their beliefs through worship and ritual.
  4. Explain the relationship between religious practice and belief.
  5. Relate the commonalities found in all religions.
  6. Explain the sociocultural histories of the major world religions.
Listed Topics
  1. Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  2. Characteristic similarities that religions have in common
  3. Sectarian developments and differences
  4. Beginnings and rudiments of ancient and primal religious beliefs
  5. Current international and cross-cultural changes in religions
Reference Materials
Textbooks/materials as deemed appropriate by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020

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