Philosophy

Philosophy

 

WORLD RELIGIONS



Course Number: Course Title: Program Title:
PHIL2500 World Religions Philosophy
Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the major world religious traditions. Traditions to be studied may include Ancient Greek and Egyptian religions, Native American religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will focus on the historical formation of religions and those who founded them. The course will also examine their scriptures, practices and beliefs and the ways each tradition answers fundamental religious questions concerning the nature of reality, purpose in life, ethics and death.

Credits: Credit Type: Lab Credits:
3 lecture  3 0
MnTC: Prerequisites:
6 & 8 Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills required
Campus:
Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie
Course Goals:
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Conduct respectful religious discussions
Explain religious terms and concepts
Explain historical origins of religion
Identify founders and beliefs of major world religions
Evaluate major world religions' approaches and answers to fundamental questions of the human condition
Apply religious world views to contemporary social, ethical, and political issues
Appreciate historical and contemporary influence of world religions on human culture
Compare major world religions' practices and scriptures
Assess the philosophical underpinnings of religious world views
Course Evaluation: Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Disability Services: Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).