CRC19: Courses

PHIL 352 Introduction to World Religions

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course will introduce students to the major world religious traditions, including indigenous sacred ways, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will study the practices and beliefs of each tradition and will read selected material from the sacred writings of each tradition. Also, the influence of these religions on contemporary issues in the United States including ethnicity, ethnocentrism, racism, ageism, class differences, and sexual orientation is considered. This course fulfills Cosumnes River College's Ethnic/Multicultural requirement for the Associates Degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: identify important questions and conceptions concerning world religions, distinguish from among divergent interpretations those that are better supported and those that are less well supported, construct well supported interpretations of diverse viewpoints and reason well about written and oral discourse.