Syllabus - University of Louisville Humanities 21603...

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University of Louisville Humanities 216–03 Introduction to World Religions Spring Semester 2008 MWF 11:00–11:50 am Instructor: Terry L. Burden, Ph.D. Telephone: 852–1146 Classroom: Davidson Hall 208B E-Mail: [email protected] Office: Bingham Humanities 214A Office Hours: 9:00–10:00 am daily Course Description Introduction to World Religions (HUM 216) will survey the contributions of major religious disciplines to our understanding of the phenomenon of religious experience in the modern world. The survey will include a descriptive analysis of the teachings, beliefs, and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Shinto, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other assigned religions as well as brief discussions of related topics. Textbooks Molloy, Michael. Experiencing the World’s Religions, 4 th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 2008. A Handbook for the Study of World Religions , Revised 2004–2005, by Terry L. Burden. (Purchase at Miller CopyIT Center.) Also available on UofL Blackboard, though a paper copy is required. An Anthology of Writings for the Study of World Religions , compiled by Terry L. Burden. UofL Blackboard General Education Goals The goals of Humanities comprise a variety of perspectives on human existence, including the nature of moral and aesthetic values, the forms of knowledge acquired and their significance, and the importance of intellectual and spiritual quests achieved through the study of world religions (Humanities 216). Humanities, and Humanities 216 in particular, endeavors to assist the student in cultivating moral and intellectual sensitivity while developing the capacity to understand matters from other points of view. Curriculum Requirements General Education Requirements : Humanities 216, “Introduction to World Religions,” (3 hours) is an approved course which contributes to the six hours required in Arts and Humanities under Humanities, “Religious Studies.” Humanities Majors : Humanities 216, “Introduction to World Religions,” (3 hours) fulfills the requirements of a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with concentration in Cultural Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with concentration in Religious Studies under “Electives.” Audit, Pass/Fail Status Students are not permitted to audit HUM 216, due to the limited availability of seating and placement in the course. Also, the Division of Humanities does not offer HUM 216 as a pass/fail
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course. All students will receive a grade according to the Grade Evaluation schedule below. 2
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Humanities Handbook and Web Site For important information concerning the Division of Humanities and its faculty, courses, and policies, students are encouraged to access the Division web site at http://www.louisville.edu/a- s/humanities. Special Considerations
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