HUMN127 Spirituality - Encountering the Sacred in Major World Religions

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Humanities

I. Course Number and Title
HUMN127 Spirituality - Encountering the Sacred in Major World Religions (Experimental)
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
A study of spirituality as it emanates from some of the major religions of the world. The course is designed to challenge the student to articulate and grapple with the spiritual essence and meaning in one’s life.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To encourage the student to experience the transcendent within one’s own context.
    2. To encourage the student to experience the transcendent within some of the major religious contexts in our world.
    3. To encourage the student to experience the transcendent within an historical context.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    Topics include, among others, the following:
    1. Spirituality versus Religion
    2. The Problem of Evil
    3. Human Suffering: Job
    4. The Way of Healing
    5. Discovering One’s Spirituality
    6. Sacred Symbols, Myth, and Doctrine
    7. Sacred Ritual and Sacred Scripture
    8. Ethics and Sotieriology
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Dale Cannon, Six Ways of Being Religious James C. Livingston, Anatomy of the Sacred (or similar works)
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Available upon request from the Social and Behavioral Science Department

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable