HUMN127 Spirituality - Encountering the Sacred in Major World Religions (Experimental)

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. Number of Instructional Minutes
2250
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. Course 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; and
    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 Course Learning Goals

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

    Dale Cannon, Six Ways of Being Religious
    James C. Livingston, Anatomy of the Sacred (or similar works)

Review/Approval Date - Unavailable; New Core 8/2015