North Idaho College • Coeur d'Alene • Social & Behavioral Sciences • Philosophy
World Religions PHIL-111
Instructor: Tom Flint
Office: Social & Behavioral Sciences Division Office LKH 217
Phone: 208-769-7782 Your message will be forwarded to me.
ONLINE OFFICE HOURS
PHIL 111-02 9:00 AM Saturdays
PHIL 111-03 10:00 AM Saturdays
NOTE: I am posting these virtual office hours as per institutional requirement. However, I will not be present in the office hour function as it does not work very well, and no student has ever tried to contact me this way. If you have to talk with me don't wait for the office hour, just Message me whenever you need to. I will be monitoring my email closely in all sections on Saturday mornings and will reply right away at that time to either converse with you by phone, or real time Message exchange. If you want to talk with me on the phone leave your phone number in the Message and I will call you. Thank you.
Textbook: Experiencing the World’s Religions, 5th Edition, by Michael Molloy. McGraw-Hill, 2010.
1. Recognize and identify the major historical figures, events, beliefs, practices, and sacred scriptures associated with each of the religions studied.
2. Understand and explain the major religious beliefs and spiritual practices of each religion.
3. Understand in-depth some prominent features of at least four of the religions studied in this course (Western, Asian, Indigenous/Native American).
4. Demonstrate the ability to write an interesting, informative, and well-developed explanatory essay on a religious topic.
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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