This course is designed to provide a comparative study and exploration of the world’s religions. Students will reflect on the nature of religious experience and on the main themes and forms through which religious experience finds expression. Dimensions of human involvement, the historical context, ritual practices, the meaning of human existence, the dialogue process, and appreciation of diversity will be addressed. Indigenous traditions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shinto, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, new religious movements, and challenges to religion will be explored. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement.