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Approaches to Studying Religions

Approaches to Studying Religions

Sophia’s Approaches to Studying Religion Pathway helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situation. In this Pathway, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Wilmington University
  • 3 semester credits at Wilmington University
  • Wilmington University Equivalency: REL 306: Comparative Religion

Category: Humanities

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Approaches to Studying Religions

Course Description
Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situations. In this course, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 12 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Investigate the major approaches to studying religion
  • Identify common elements of religions
  • Analyze religion's impact on individuals, society, and the world
  • Evaluate social, ethical, and cultural topics through the lens of religion

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Ruth B. on September 24, 2020
Learned a lot about different religions. Likes the ability to read/ learn via different approaches
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by Sherry D. on September 23, 2020
This is the 3rd class I have taken and completed. These online classes have been great for me because it has a set time to have the course completed by but allows me to complete them during my own time frame. There are no required deadlines to meet through out the course.
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by Maryam N. on September 23, 2020
Very diverse course.
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by Angela P. on September 22, 2020
This was not an easy course for me because the material was hard to understand a bit. However, I learned more than I expected.
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by Ashley H. on September 22, 2020
Enjoyed the class. Great information.
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by Ryan J. on September 22, 2020
The structure of the course is a little different with the reading material being accessible through the activities, but the content is great.
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by Christina J. on September 22, 2020
This received 3 stars because it wasn't my personal favorite course here. It was a bit challenging and lots of reading to help with the assignment along with trick questions. Two are typically very similar to choose from which makes it a bit challenging.
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by KeyShaun S. on September 22, 2020
Very challenging course to take but the information you learn is invaluable.

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