Comparative Religion

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Course Description – Comparative Religions:

The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the diversity of academic approaches in the study of religion and to offer students the overview of Eastern, Western, and exemplary native (basic) religious traditions specific in their belief systems as well as in their religious practices. Through the study of the different religious traditions students will learn how to differentiate, structurally compare, categorically explain diverse religious systems and their specific types of beliefs (animism, divination, eschatological concept of God, impersonal concept of God)

Learning Objectives:

In this class, students will learn how to:

1. Take notes (in-class and on the required readings), write papers, discuss and read competently in an organized and critical manner. Students are expected to use the knowledge of the different religious traditions that they become familiar with and to apply them to the theoretical discourses;2. Identify significant theoretical values, arguments, approaches, and systems in the comparative study of religion(s);

3. Support and develop his/her own ideas through a consequent, critical and methodologically assured way of thinking.

Classroom Expectations:

Students are expected to attend all classes and to fulfill all their class assignments, quizzes, and examinations on time. Contact via E-mail your instructor if you cannot make it to class. Students should bring the required texts and their homework (notes and analyses of the original texts) to each class period.


In every class session students will have read the reading assignment and should then be ready to discuss the assigned text in class! Please, be aware that your active participation in the class discussions will be a part of your final grade.


Course Features

  • Lectures 9
  • Quizzes 3
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Yes

You have 19 weeks 6 days remaining for the course

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    In this session of the course students will learn about comparative studies.

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