NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Aug 13, 2022  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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RELI 1000 - Introduction to Religion

This course is intended to foster conversations about the origins of religion, investigate the differences between major world religions, and critically analyze religious systems.  Student study about the difference between: ritual and religion, theology and religion, differences within religious traditions, and differences between religions.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture

General Education Requirement: Global Diversity
Comments: This course meets UW’s Human Culture requirement, and A&S Core Global Awareness requirement.


Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of RELI 1000 Introduction to Religion, the student will:

  1. Compare the origins of religion.
  2. Differentiate between divergent religions.
  3. Applying basic principles and terms from each religious tradition.
  4. Examine the place that ritual, tradition, history and culture play in the ability to objectively discuss religious evolution and religions effect on the contemporary world.
  5. Utilize investigative theories to religions in order to engage them from a position of objectivity.
  6. Distinguish between ritual and religion.
  7. Express personal understanding of religion and speak about its effects on their life.
  8. Explore cultural perspectives, biases, and implication within religious traditions.
  9. Assess differences in perspectives, biases, and implications between religions.

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