HUM-1180 Introduction to World Religions - 3.00 credits

This humanities course will explore the major religious traditions of the world with regards to their historical evolution and philosophical framework. Major religious figures, significant events and religious literature from Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam will be studied in depth, with reference also to the rich religious traditions China, Japan, India, and North America. The goal of this course is not to examine the religious traditions in terms of right or wrong, but rather to be able to gain an understanding and hopefully an appreciation of each tradition on its own merits based on historical, political and social context. Service Learning opportunity may be available. Not available for supplemental. Instruction (3.0). Equivalent to: HUM-180.