RE 109 World Religions
F2FF 2008 FA
Evans, Clifford N.
MA Religious StudiesBA History
4:30 PM & 10:00 PM
03/13/06 - 05/07/06
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: World Religions - Warren Mathews
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Additional Resources: handouts as needed
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. Emphasis will be placed on the historical and culural context within which the various religious traditions occured and grew. Particular emphasis will be placed on the world view of each and how it interacts with the contemporary world. Although learners most likely will bring a personal faith tradition or outlook to the study, they should strive to approach the materials openly and engage them critically and without bias.
Class Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, presentations and papers
Grading: Quizes - Four 25 points each 100 points
Examination - One 100 points
Paper - One 50 points
Presentation - One 50 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments due at beginning of class date as assigned unless prior arrangements made with facilitator
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Learners are encouraged to openly express opinions and personal perspectives when engaging the academic subjects being considered. However, the personal beliefs and perspectives and situations of other learners are never to be criticized or attacked personally. Observing basic rules of collegial decorum and considerate behavior is expected. Due to long duration of class-time, food and beverage consumption is permitted but should not disrupt classroom discussions or lectures.
10/20- Introduction to study of world religions; Religions of Tribes & City States 10/27 - Religions of Tribes & City States continued; Religions arising in India: Part 1 (Quiz #1) 11/03 - Religions arising in India: Part 2 11/10 - Religions of China & Japan (Quiz #2) 11/17 - Religions that influenced East & West(Quiz #3; Presentation) 11/24 - Religions of the Family of Abraham: Part 1(Quiz #4) 12/01 - Religions of the Family of Abraham: Part 2 (Paper) 12/08 - Summary (Final Exam)
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