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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

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  • 3 semester credits at Wilmington University
  • Wilmington University Equivalency: REL 306: Comparative Religion
  • Category: Humanities

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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.

In Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • 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

The Approaches to Studying Religion course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and 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 Joseph R. on June 14, 2019
This is a challenging course that really give insight into different religious theory and practices.
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by Melyssa J. on June 13, 2019
Super easy and really interesting. Finished in 2 days. Great course if you need elective credits fast.
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by Hayley B. on June 12, 2019
I shouldn't have to watch/read every tutorial in order to find an answer. I don't like watching the videos, I prefer the Sophia tutorials. Thus, reading the tutorial and then watching 3 different people say more or less the same thing with a few minor differences while ONLY looking for those minuscule differences is absurd. This happened to me multiple times during this course. Also, spell check and simplify how some questions are phrased. It makes it much harder to get the answer correct when I can't even understand the question.
Sophia replied on June 13, 2019

Hi Hayley. Congratulations on your successful course completion! As you likely noticed, each question comes with a link you can use to submit feedback directly to our Learning Coach team. We are here to help clarify questions and/or content as you go through the course. We hope to see you again in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Sarah B. on June 12, 2019
A lot of material but doable. Finished in 3 days.
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by Sheila J. on June 11, 2019
Course was relatively easy and I did learn a lot, but I did find the material boring.
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by Lisa H. on June 11, 2019
I found that some of the questions on the milestones would come from the unit following that milestone. I read one unit at a time so this was aggravating when you run up on a question you haven't studied yet.
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by Dawn B. on June 9, 2019
What a great course -- I enjoyed the details and insight thoroughly!
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by Emeliza A. on June 6, 2019
This is a great course to take! Self paced and there are tutorials that help during the challenges and milestones.

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