TREL-6172: Comparative Religion

TREL-6172: Comparative Religion

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is often associated with Philosophy of Religions and aims to provide a graduate-level presentation of the main World Religions for students interested in interfaith/interreligious studies. Students are encouraged to consider the worldview aspects not only of Christianity vs Islam but also of the modern secular (agnostic) worldview vs both Christianity and Islam. Finally, an historical and geopolitical perspective is encouraged (for major paper topics).

  • Credit value: 3 (US standard) | 6 (ECTS standard)
  • Indicative duration (full time): 4-6 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part-time): 5-8 week
  • Certificate: Yes

COURSE METHODOLOGY

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
Zotero instructions for EUCLID students
Grammarly instructions for EUCLID students

COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • discuss religion in general
  • discuss the beliefs of major religions
  • discuss rituals and spirituality
  • discuss geopolitical issues and implications associated with religion and religious worldviews.

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL

Course material is provided in the form of embedded videos, audio MP3s, and/or downloadable PDFs.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY


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