REL 2300  World Religions credits: 3

This course examines the general characteristics of the major religions of the world. Topics include the nature of religion, Indigenous Religions, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shinto, Christianity, Islam and New Religious Movements. Each is examined in its cultural context, how basic human concerns are addressed, the way purpose for life is defined, and the uniqueness of religious practice. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education and Enhanced World View Requirements. Study Abroad opportunities may apply to this course (http://www.spcollege.edu/studyabroad/).

Prerequisite: Dev Level 2 Writing Met or satisfactory score on the SPC placement test.