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RLST 285 WORLD RELIGIONS

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    • Profile picture
    Aug 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This class greatly opened my eyes to the various religions of the world and helped me o gain a better understanding about them.

    Course highlights:

    The required readings were very interesting and made me want to read more books about different religions.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read all of the assigned reading and don't be afraid to go to the professor if you need any help.

    • Spring 2015
    • Ms. Chriest
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    Aug 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course is an Easy A! show up to class everyday on time. turn the assignments in on time and there should be no reason you can not land an A in this course.

    Course highlights:

    Highlight of the course if the final project where you get to write a 10 page paper about a world religion from the list and then you get to present your research to the class.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    you will need perfect attendance and a strong work ethic to pull an A off in this course.

    • Winter 2011
    • N/A
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Final Paper
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    Apr 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I think the class is a good introductory class to studying various religions of the world, as it touches on the main religions worldwide. it includes the general overview of what individual religious traditions are and the histories of many religious traditions as individual traditions and as they interact with each other, as well as how they interact today. It is very good not to be Christian-centric, and does a good job at giving each religious tradition a good amount of time and neither promotes nor condemns them. It is a combination of book based reading and classroom discussion, and is pretty easy to handle while giving in return a lot of information.

    Course highlights:

    From this course I learned the very technical history of many major religious traditions, tracing how they first arose and how they gradually changed and morphed over time. This included a lot of fun details about the past that I never knew. I learned what distinctions various religions had, as well as similarities that can be seen across religions. I also learned about the technical differences between religious, including what they see as the problem with the world and how they go about trying to fix it. This includes doctrines, practices, and beliefs, as well as splits within religions.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely do the readings, but you don't have to worry too much about them, because the professor goes over in class everything she thinks you should know. Write down what she highlights during discussions, because she doesn't use presentations or write on the board. However, a large part of the class is discussion based, and you receive a grade for participation, so it helps to have read the assigned reading so that when she calls on you, you have something to say.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Dana Logan
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions

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