North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • Philosophy
World Religions PHIL-111
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PHIL 111-02 9:00 AM Saturdays
PHIL 111-03 10:00 AM Saturdays
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Textbook: Experiencing the World’s Religions, 5th Edition, by Michael Molloy. McGraw-Hill, 2010.
PHIL 111 Course Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes Assessments
1. Seven brief, more or less objective tests covering the reading assignments--one 20 question quiz for each religion.
Each of the four required essays is worth 100 points. Each of seven 20 question quizzes is worth 20 points totaling 140 points. 15 10-point Discussion Forum Posts totals 150 points. 14 5-point Discussion Forum Reactions totals 70 points.
(By unit of instruction)
1. General Information: What You Need To Know About The Course (1 week)
2. Introductory Lecture: Values, and Asian Vs. Western Religions (1 week)
Optional: Read Chapter 1. Understanding Religion
3. Indigenous Religions: The American Indian Spiritual Worldview (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 2. Indigenous Religions.
How are American Indian sacred ways different from the great world religions?
4. Hinduism (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 3.
What is God?
5. Buddhism (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 4.
What is Karma and do you really have a Soul?
6. Judaism (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 8.
What is a Jew?
7. Christianity (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 9.
What does it mean to be “saved,” and how does it happen?
8. Islam (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 10.
Who was Muhammad and what does it mean to shirk?
9. Chinese Religion: Taoism and Confucianism (2 weeks)
Read Chapter 6.
What do Yin and Yang mean and what is a Sage?
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