RE 109 World Religions
S2I 2011 EMA
Londono, Diego H.
MA Mental Health CounselingMDivBA Psychology
4-43-1-Q. Marine Chaplain Office
As per request.
MAY 15, 2011 - NOVEMBER 15, 2011
Textbook: Matthews, W. (2006). World Religions (sixth edition). US/Wadsworth
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional handouts will be distributed during class.
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Educational Philosophy: This class will be a journey of discovery and
research that will take all students through a systematic understanding of religion
as a whole and religions around the world by using presentations, class
discussions, personal reflections, and group projects. The responsibility and
commitment to learning will be commonly shared by the class facilitator and the
students. Students are highly encouraged to complete their class readings and
to prepare well to complete their core assessment.
Students will complete the following assignments during this
Students will interview 4 different
people on ship and get them to share with them their views on the following
areas: (1) what is religion; (2) how important is religion in your life; (3)
who taught you about religion; (4) what religious rituals do you practice; (5)
what are your religion’s major holidays; (6) would you teach your children your
religious beliefs; and (7) do you believe in God.
Once students complete the
interviews, students will present a summary of the responses obtained in their
research and prepare a short class presentation with the outcome of their
results. It will help to interview people with diverse belief systems. 50 points
Students will earn up to 200 points divided as follows:
NUMBER OF POINTS
Paper & presentation
Comprehensive midterm and final exam
Final number of points will be divided by 2 and rounded up
to closest number. Final grading scale is as such:
91 – 85
84 – 78
77 – 65
65 or less
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Reaction papers are to be submitted at the beginning of class no exceptions. Work diligently in all your projects. Procrastination
doesn’t produce effective results. Be creative and engage in the process of
learning. What you put in, you will get out!
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Enclosed rules provide a basic framework to make classes
enjoyable for all:
Religions of the Americas
Textbook chapter 1
Religions of Africa
Textbook chapter 2
Religions arising in India
Textbook chapter 3
Textbook chapter 4
Jainism & Sikhism
Textbook chapter 5
Textbook chapter 6
Religions of Iraq & Iran
Textbook chapter 7
Reaction paper -Paper & presentation
Textbook chapter 8
Textbook chapter 9
Textbook chapter 10
New Forms of Older Religions/Globalization & World
Textbook chapters 11 & 12
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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