Schedule of Classes Course Description

Medgar Evers College
Course Prefix: REL                                     Course Number: 112                                    
Course Title: Comparative World Religions II
Subject: Religion
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


The Comparative Religion II course is designed to build upon students religious? and spiritual literacy and foundational knowledge of the world?s major religions that they were introduced to in Comparative Religion I. The Course will move beyond the old paradigm of a comparative approach and engage in the literature on religious pluralism and praxis. The course will expand students? understanding of the major religions and spiritual traditions, focusing on the American landscape. Moreover, students will be exposed to a critical examination of the world?s major religious and spiritual traditions as they have taken shape in America. This course will provide students with the tools to critically analyze the major religious and spiritual traditions and their attendant challenges as they attempt to apply their beliefs and practices in the American context. The course will chronicle the historical development of these religious and spiritual traditions, looking for differences and similarities, which inform our understanding of their respective theological teachings and practices and the way in which they grapple with notions of identity.

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