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REL 100

Introduction to Religious Studies

This course is an introduction to some of the foundational readings and ideas of religious studies. What is religion? What are its origins? How is the sacred different from the profane? This course examines key figures and texts from anthropology, sociology, psychology, and philosophy in an effort to understand the complexity of religious phenomena. Some of the features of religion to be discussed are ritual, sacred space and time, spirituality, faith-community, and morality.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: LL







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Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages

*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.

Religious Studies

  • REL 100
    Introduction to Religious Studies
  • REL 101
    Introduction to World Religions
  • REL 200
    Introduction to Hinduism and Buddhism
  • REL 205
    Introduction to Sikhism
  • REL 210
    Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • REL 215
    Introduction to Judaism
  • REL 220
    Introduction to Christianity
  • REL 225
    Introduction to Islam
    1 Religious Studies Generic Credit