2014-2015 Academic Catalog
PHI 115 World Religions-West
3 Credit hours 45 Contact hours
Introduces students to religions of the Western world: Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Bahá’í, and influential pre-literate traditions. Utilizes religious studies methods (historical, sociological, legal, psychological, and phenomenological), to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets, and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of CCR 092 (grade C or higher) or equivalent assessment scores (SS 70+, RC: 62+).
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