Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Religion

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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. 
Introduction to 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.
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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. 
History of Ancient Egypt   (HIS-476)   3.00 s.h.  
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Survey of ancient Egyptian history, civilization, art, and religion from about 3100 B.C. to the conquest by Alexander the Great (332 B.C.). 
Irish Literature I   (LIT-328)   3.00 s.h.  
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Emergence of the Irish literary voice through analysis of the interpretation of religion, politics, and literature. 
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