This course is an introduction to the major religious traditions of the world. It includes Eastern, Western, ancient, indigenous, and new religious movements. Its major goal is to inform students about the beliefs, histories, and practices of the world’s religions from pre-historic times to the present. Amongst other things, the expectation is that students will appreciate the significance of religions and beliefs systems in the birth and development of civilizations, their influence in the everyday life of practitioners, history, and the contemporary world, and the need to acquire knowledge and understanding of religions and religious practices.
James, Leslie, "REL 130C Introduction to Religions James Fall 2023" (2023). Course Syllabi. 63, Scholarly and Creative Work from DePauw University.