Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Religion

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Philosophy of Religion   (PHI-370)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Philosophy of Religion (PHI-370) explores the philosophical issues involved with religion as a universal human phenomenon. Topics include definitions of religion, proofs for the existence of God, the nature and variety of religious experience, the immortality of the soul, the problem of evil, the relation between religion and ethics, and the relation between science and religion. The course examines the philosophy of religion from a multicultural perspective. It includes readings from the most influential religious traditions.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define religion.
  • Describe the different dimensions of religion.
  • Distinguish among the different meanings of the sacred from impersonal to anthropomorphic.
  • Assess the significance of gender issues applied to God and/or the gods and language regarding them, especially in prayer and liturgical expression.
  • Critically assess the different arguments for the existence of God.
  • Explain the place of religious experience in the overall context of religious life.
  • Analyze the problem of theodicy, also known as the problem of evil.
  • Examine the role of religion in grounding ethics.
  • Analyze the meaning and possibility of an afterlife.
  • Explain the conflict between science and religion.
  • Evaluate points of commonality for inter-religious dialogue and cooperation.

 
Politics and Religion   (POS-328)   3.00 s.h.  
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Relationship between religion and political life. Emphasis on the work of religious and political theorists. The place of religion in American political life and discussion of religion in contemporary politics. 
Comparative Religions   (REL-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of the history, beliefs and practices of great religions around the world. A general introduction to the nature and origin of religion followed by a survey of major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Other religions such as those of the American Indians, Zoroastrianism, and Confucianism, may also be included.  
Comparative Religions II   (REL-340)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of the history, beliefs and practices of the great religions of the world. A continued introduction to the nature and origin of religion followed by a survey of the major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Other religions, such as those of the American Indians, Zoroastrianism, and Confucianism, may also be included. 
World Religions   (REL-405)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
World Religions: Exploring Diversity examines the complexity of religion as a multidimensional phenomenon characterized by heightened experience, ritual practice, powerful myths, ethical teaching, social organization, and theological doctrine. The course explores religious traditions that are alive today and that involve the lives of the majority of people worldwide from the indigenous religions of Africa and North America to the major world religions of the East such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto, as well as the western religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course is interdisciplinary in that it includes material from historical and social studies, literary and artistic expressions, and philosophical and theological insights into the world's religions. In a world increasingly aware of its cultural diversity and richness, exploring the religious life and consciousness of a people is one way of gaining access to that diversity.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss and discriminate between the basic dimensions that constitute the phenomena of religion throughout the world, including the experiential, mythic, ritual, doctrinal, social and ethical dimensions.
  • Analyze the different forms and implications of religious experience.
  • Discuss and evaluate the power of myth in world religions.
  • Assess how the religious beliefs and practices of others relate to their own worldviews.
  • Compare the key doctrines of the world's major religions.
  • Compare and contrast the different forms of social organization of the various world religions.
  • Compare and contrast features of the ethical systems from the world's religions.
  • Analyze the relationship between doctrine and truth (that is, revealed theology and natural theology).
  • Evaluate current trends and developments in the intersection of religion and society.

Available by DSST exam. 
World Religions II   (REL-408)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued intensive study of world religions. Emphasis on specific forms of religious expression and practice, rather than the more abstract or theological aspects. Religions covered by the course are those of the majority of humankind and living traditions in today's world (Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of China and Japan, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and several African religions. 
History of Japan I   (HIS-341)   3.00 s.h.  
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The pre-modern history and traditional culture of Japan, including the feudal experience, the visual arts, literature, religion, and the performing arts. 
Women of the World   (HIS-374)   3.00 s.h.  
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The changing status of women throughout the world, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations, and feminism. 
Women in America I   (HIS-376)   3.00 s.h.  
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The changing status of women from settlement to Reconstruction, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations and feminism. 
Women in America II   (HIS-377)   3.00 s.h.  
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The changing status of women from settlement to Reconstruction, including the study of work, family, religion, sexuality, organizations and feminism. 
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