HUM 130 Ptomey V2 CourseSyllabus

HUM 130 Ptomey V2 CourseSyllabus - Week One The Religious...

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Week One The Religious Response Recognize ways in which organized religion influences people’s lives. Define common terms related to the study of religion. Course Assignments 1. Course Preparation Read the course description and objectives. Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. 2. Readings Read Appendix B Read Ch. 1 of Living Religions . 3. CheckPoint: Effects of Religion Post a response to this prompt: Religion may affect people in many different ways. List at least two effects that organized religion has had on society and provide examples from past or present world events that illustrate your examples. 4. Assignment: Vocabulary Quiz Complete Vocabulary Quiz found in Appendix C. Weekly Reminders Discussion Questions Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the Main classroom forum will count towards your class participation score. Summary of Week 1 Deliverables Assignment Location Due CheckPoint: Effects of Religion Individual Forum Week 1 Day 4 Vocabulary Quiz Individual Forum Week 1 Day 7
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Week Two Indigenous Sacred Ways Describe the importance of relationships to indigenous religions. Identify examples of roles and observances held sacred by indigenous peoples. Course Assignments 1. Readings Read Ch. 2 & 3 of Living Religions . 2. Exercise: Indigenous Culture Web Site Reviews Review your classmates’ responses to the first Discussion Question for this week. Choose two Web sites that interest you from your classmates’ responses. Complete Appendix D using the two Web sites you found for your Discussion Question response and the two additional Web sites borrowed from your classmates’ responses. 3. Discussion Questions Find two Web sites dealing with indigenous cultures or religions. Discuss how modern civilization has affected the spiritual lives of the indigenous peoples you explored. Are indigenous religions still practiced today? If so, how have the practices changed over time? Post the two Web site URLs in the thread along with your answers to the questions. As suggested by Fisher (2003) in Living Religions, consider the interrelatedness of everything in the cosmos as it is expressed in many indigenous religions. How do you think the importance of these relationships developed? What spiritual purpose do you think they serve for indigenous peoples?
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Weekly Reminders Discussion Questions Discussion question responses will count towards the class participation requirement. Only posts in the
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2010 for the course CJS AAAF0PR0P7 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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HUM 130 Ptomey V2 CourseSyllabus - Week One The Religious...

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