Course Syllabus: PHL 230-E4044 Religions of the World Hybrid- Manchester
Term and Dates: Term 12ew4; 03/07/2012 through 04/25/2012, Wednesday 6-9PM/Online
Instructor: Andreas W. Reif, B.A., M.Div.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org; (603) 289-4739 cell; (866) 401-9759 (fax)
Availability: All Undergraduate Continuing Education instructors at all center locations (Manchester, Nashua, Salem, Portsmouth, Brunswick ME) will be available to students for a minimum of four additional hours of face-to-face meeting time per term. This time is in addition to the required 20 hours of face-to-face time in hybrid classes and the required 40 hours of face-to-face time in lecture classes. How the additional meeting time is utilized is at the discretion of the instructor and may vary by course. I will seek to be available ½ hour before each class, either in the classroom itself, or in another classroom tba.
Text: Molloy, Michael. Experiencing the World’s Religions (5th Edition).Boston, MA: McGraw Hill, 2010. ISBN# 978-0-07-340750-0
Course Prerequisite: None
Course Description: Religions of the World reviews the emergence of various belief systems, their differences as well as their similarities. Students explore the role of religious beliefs in the course of human history. Whenever possible, speakers representing the various religions are invited to the class. Special emphasis is given to the major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
Course Objectives: After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
To explore the role of religious belief during human history
To broaden and deepen our understanding of the faiths of the world’s religions
To provide a forum of honest exchange about the meaning of religion in people’s lives
EXPECTATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
WELCOME! The study of religion is both complicated, yet fascinating. My hope is that this class will challenge your way of thinking,...