REL 222-1. Religions of the World (FYS)
This course explores the religious dimension of human existence by introducing students to eight of the world’s major religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The aim of the course is to gain an appreciative understanding of the basic teachings and practices of the religions, as well as an insight into how these religions motivate and inspire their adherents. We will seek to accomplish this aim through readings, lectures, and discussions centered mainly on selections from each religion’s sacred scriptures. (FYS) MOLLEUR