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UE: REL 223HM: Religions of the World I: Western Religions: Module 1

A study of Western religions, including religions of non-literate societies and ancient religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this module, students will be able to: 

  • Explain the importance of respect when engaged in the study of religious traditions. 
  • Define polytheism, monism, and monotheism. 
  • Identify the elements of a rite of passage. 
  • Discuss the meaning of myth when used in the context of sacred story. 
  • Explain how art is used in religious expression and ritual. 
  • Discuss how Native Americans used "vision quest". 

Assignments

Action Items to be Completed: Due no later than:
Read The Sacred Paths of the West Chapters 1 and 3
View "A Look at American Indian Religions"
Post Introduction to the class Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post Initial response to the discussion question Thursday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Post Responses to at least two classmates Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Submit Assignment Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Begin Journal Assignment Module 7

Books of Interest