RE 109 World Religions
S1QQ 2013 HI
Reimnitz, Patrick J.
B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern CaliforniaM.A. Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Bldg 383, Hill AFB
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14 Jan - 10 Mar 2013
4:30 - 7:15 PM
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
3. Eating and drinking in class is allowed. However, I expect you to clean up after yourself. If abused, you may lose this privilege.
4. Laptop computers may be used if it relates to class instruction. Surfing the web or otherwise misusing this privilege will result in it being taken away.
5. You will not start to put your things away until class is over.
6. Courtesy in the classroom will be maintained at all times. You will not interrupt when someone else is speaking. No profanity in the classroom, and students will not have private conversations.
There will be two exams in this course. The exams will be based on the readings and class lectures. The midterm exam will focus on Eastern traditions, while the final exam will focus on Western traditions.
1) Reflection Papers
We will begin each class with a short discussion based on your readings. To help facilitate the discussion, each student will write a short reflection paper (one page) about any aspect of the reading. These reflections will not be graded, but are intended to serve as springboards for discussion. Some topics you might address are:
1) What were the important points of this reading?
2) What questions do you have about the reading?
3) How does the material in the reading relate to your own experience?
Students will select two religious traditions to write about (one Eastern, one Western). Each assignment will be between 2-3 pages (double spaced) in length. Assignments will be graded on spelling, punctuation, grammar, word precision and style, as well as on content. Papers will address on the following:
1) Outline the main beliefs and practices of that tradition, to include: (1-1½ pages)
b. Conceptions of salvation
2) Your personal reflection on what you have learned about that tradition: (1-1½ pages)
a. What ideas of the tradition stood out to you?
b. Which beliefs and practices resonate with you? Which ones don’t?
c. How does what you’ve learned relate to your own experience?
3) Term Paper
Students will select a topic related to one of the religious traditions studied in class to research for their term paper. The term paper will be 5-7 pages in length (double spaced). A brief half-page prospectus on your proposed topic will be due on the third class meeting (23 Jan), and an annotated bibliography of your sources on Feb 6th. Your topic must be on a religious tradition different from your own, have at least three main points, and be approved by your instructor.
- Include a cover sheet
- Use page numbers, centered at the bottom of the page (do not include cover sheet in numbering)
- Include a bibliography
- Must cite at least two other sources other than your textbook
- Must use proper MLA citation methods
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