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UE: REL 223HM: Religions of the World I: Western Religions: Module 7

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


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

  • Explain events and practices in the Hajj. 
  • Discuss the historical context from which Islam arose. 
  • Explain the five pillars of Islam. 
  • Discuss the relationship of Judaism and Christianity to Islam. 
  • Develop a vocabulary necessary for the discussion of Islam. 


Action Assignment Due no later than
Read Sacred Paths of the West, Chapters 12, 13, and 14
Complete Vocabulary exercise (optional)
View Hajj video
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 Journal assignment Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT
Begin Studying for the final exam Module 8

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