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REL 210

Introduction to Chinese Religions

This course is a survey of the historical development of the Chinese religious landscape from the Shang Dynasty (1600–1046 BCE) to the present. It focuses on the beliefs and practices of China's primary religious traditions (Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and popular religion), while also attending to the influence of Western missionary traditions (Christianity and Islam), the anti-traditionalist and anti-religious movements of the 20th century, and the roles of religion in contemporary China.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: LL

Prerequisites

None

Antirequisites

None

Co-Requisites

None

Custom Requisites

None

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
  • REL GEN
    1 Religious Studies Generic Credit