Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: REL                                     Course Number: 111                                    
Course Title: Comparative World Religions I
Subject: Religion
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course is designed to introduce students to the major religions of the world. Although the title of the course is comparative religion, the conceptual framework, and philosophical approach will not be comparative but will lend itself to engaging in an analysis which is centered in the epistemological and ontological framework of the respective traditions. Each religion and or spiritual tradition will be studied based on its own social, historical, and theological developments and trajectories. An integral aspect of the course will be visits to holy sites, including mosques, temples, and sacred shrines. Students will be required to conduct a field research project in which include oral histories, and ethnographies of self identified practitioners of these major traditions.

Prerequisite: ENGL 112.
Start Date:    01/29/2010                         End Date: