This course studies the major religious traditions of the world with particular attention given to examining their origins, distinctive worldviews, and impacts on culture. It stresses the continuing influence of religious convictions in the contemporary setting. Students develop critical tools for analyzing concepts of the sacred, understandings of the human condition, and the ultimate goals of each religion. They evaluate the place and purpose of ritual, symbol, myth, and belief systems in each. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements outlined in the General Education and Enhanced World View Requirements. 47 contact hours.
Appropriate score on the CPT or PERT test or Acceptance into the Honors program or Approval of the Dean