2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 06, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

RST 101 - Introduction to Religious Studies

Credits: 3
Varieties of religious expression: belief, ritual scripture, art. Religious issues: deity, the sacred, death, evil, salvation. Methods of studying religion.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Be conversant in definitions/theories of religion and approaches to its study.
  2. Be able to reflect critically on the function of religion in the lives of its practitioners and the role of religion in the larger culture.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the religions of the world including belief systems, world views, rituals and text (scripture).
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the challenges to traditional religious systems.
  5. Demonstrate familiarity with the religious responses to suffering and evil.
  6. Demonstrate familiarity with the academic discussion about the comparing and evaluating of religions.

Prerequisite: None

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)