World Religions (Humanities/Fine Arts)
GED 250 World Religions (Humanities/Fine Arts)
3 Semester Units
World Religions is an introductory course that places the world’s religions into historical context, illustrating the complex dynamic of each religion over time, while also presenting current beliefs, practices, and group formations. Conceptual, worship, and social factors of religious experiences from the past to present are also examined.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Examine the definition of religion and what it includes.
- Evaluate how religion has responded to present developments in ecology, globalization, and other trends.
- Analyze religious movements and consider the dynamic, changing quality of religion.
- Compare and contrast religions of the past to current belief systems.
- Analyze the importance of religion in forming one’s personal worldview.
- Assess the circumstances in which new religious movements are particularly likely to arise.
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