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.
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 and ENC 0025 or ENC 0021or ENC 0022 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.