World Religions: Exploring Diversity

Throughout the ages, religions have shaped the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course focuses on the major religions that have played a role in human history, including Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. Students trace major developments in these religions and explore their relationships with social institutions and culture. The course also discusses some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examines their related connections and differences.