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SOC 2211 — World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice

Credit Hours: 3.00   Total Contact Hours: 3.00   Lecture Hours: 3.00  

Introduces students to the academic study of religions, including emphasis on the social-structural and cultural elements of religious systems. Key concepts to be covered will include approaches to the study of religions; the implications of particular definitions of religion; and common ideas found in many religious systems (e.g., myth, symbol, ritual). Students will also learn the history, beliefs, and practices of many religious systems. Religions to be studied include several religions commonly defined as "world religions" (including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam), as well as various ancient religions, indigenous religions, and new religious movements.
Transfer: TM.