RE 109 World Religions
F1I 2010 EMA
Weatherwax, Jason D.
BA Biblical Studies and Pastoral TheologyMDIVCertificate for Chaplaincy
Hardcopy Text: World Religions, 2007
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Additional Resources: Text
Huston Smith, The World's Religions, (New York: HarperCollins, 1991).
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Weekly Discussion Questions: The first class of each week you will submit responses to the "Questions for Review" at the end of each chapter in the required text book. Responses are to be a paragraph each (about 30-50 words).
Course Project #1: Religious Matrix (Group Project) - You will be assigned a partner to create a Religious Matrix (i.e. Excel Spreadsheet) of each religion
covered during the course using the categories provided in the introduction of the required text book (pages 2-3). This project is due at the half-way point of the course.
Course Project #2: Religious Impact Essay - You will write a 500 word essay on a religion of your choosing, answering the question: "How has this religion impacted the world we live in today." You will be required to use at least three resources other than your text (all resources must be approved by me). This project is due the last week of the course.
Extra Credit: Extra credit will only be granted for those maintaining a "C" average or higher (see grading chart below).
Extra Credit #1: Interview someone of the faith you choose to write your course project #2 on. The interview may be via email or even additional reading (i.e. a professional article or biography). Then write a 250 word reflection paper about the interview.
Extra Credit #2: Sacred Site Visit - We will have a couple of opportunities to visit "sacred sites" during port visits. Visit an approved site; then write a 250 word reflection paper about your experience.
Course Project #1
Course Project #2
Total Points Possible
Number of Points
00 - 59.4%
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