HUMN120 Survey of World Religions

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN120 Survey of World Religions
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information

This course satisfies the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course satisfies the General Education requirement in Diversity.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This course is a study of the historical development of world religion from pre-civilization to the development of the major religions of India, (Hinduism Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism), the Far East (Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism), and the Near East (Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of the historical developments of the world’s religions and recognize these developments as a central force in human civilization [Arts/Humanities];
    2. identify the key figures, vocabulary and major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the major religions of India, such as Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism;
    3. identify the key figures, vocabulary and major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the major religions of the Far East, such as Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism; and
    4. identify the key figures, vocabulary and major artistic, historical, literary, philosophical, technological, scientific, and religious contributions of the major religions of the Near East, such as Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Introduction to World Religion
      1. -Ancestor Worship / Tribal Spiritual Traditions
      2. -Africa and America
    2. India and the East-Hindu
      1. -Jainist
      2. -Buddhist
      3. -Sikh
    3. East Asia-Taoist
      1. -Confucianist
      2. -Shinto
    4. Middle East
      1. -Judaism
      2. -Zoroastrian
      3. -Christianity
      4. -Islam
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Student assessment consists of in-class exams, electronically administered exams, essays, written assignments, multi-media projects, and/or participation in classroom/online discussions.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 11/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 9/2012; New Core 8/2015