Faith and Practice of World Religions

RLST-433

Faith and Practice in World Religions is a course introducing students to diverse religious traditions. Coursework will review various faith practices in their contemporary applications. Students will explore the academic study of religion, reviewing the hallowed stories of sacred writings, aesthetic symbols, rites of passages, and ethical standards of popular and ancient religious traditions. This course of study will provide students a framework within which to reflect on their own experiences. Religions introduced include Judaism, Christianity, Old Order Amish, Latter Day Saints, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Taoism, Wicca, Native American spirituality, and American-created cults and aberrations. Prerequisite: 160, 342, or VUSM 120. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. IFP

Credits: 

3

Department: 

Religious Studies