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Approaches to Studying Religions

Sophia’s Approaches to Studying Religion Pathway helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situation. In this Pathway, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society. Full Description

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Description

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Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situations. In this course, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society.

In Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Investigate the Major Approaches to Studying Religion
  • Identify Common Elements of Religions
  • Analyze Religion's Impact on Individuals, Society, and the World
  • Evaluate Social, Ethical, and Cultural topics through the lens of religion

The Approaches to Studying Religion course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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212 Student Reviews
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by Emma K. on February 21, 2017
The course was interesting and well broken down. I only wish I had more time to take a deeper look into the modules but nursing school kept me pretty busy. Thanks.
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by Beau Z. on February 21, 2017
Good information but not my favorite course.
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by Jennifer G. on February 20, 2017
Very time consuming. Wish there were just the 4 milestones and not the 3 challenges for each milestone.
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by Angela M. on February 16, 2017
This course had a substantial amount of information. I felt the fill in the blank questions were very difficult - to many options for a fill in the blank - really should be multiple choice or drag and drop.
Sophia replied on February 21, 2017

Hi Angela - thanks for your feedback. The Challenges represent the formative assessment part of our courses. Here, you find the tutorials related to the questions. Because our courses are competency-based, you may find Challenge questions that you can answer without reviewing the tutorials, based on your prior knowledge or exposure to the subject matter. Congratulations on your recent course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Allyson L. on February 12, 2017
I'm not one to complain, really ever, however this was one of the worst college experiences of my life and I hold a 4.0 in Nursing (RN) with a grad date in December, so I have been at this for a while. I had the understanding that my milestones were suppose to reflect "mastery content" that I was tested on. That was not the case. The stuff I feel I was tested on for my ID Verification was the content we did NOT really focus on. There were a lot of misleading questions through out, a lot of questions that the answers were not easily accessible during learning the content, and questions where the answers are just plain wrong in reference to every day knowledge on the subjects. I'm glad I got through it but I will never take another course through Sophia.
Sophia replied on February 13, 2017

Allyson -- congratulations on your successful course completion. To clear up any confusion, we explain that the questions on the final ID Verification Milestone are alternate versions of questions you answered correctly on the unit Milestones in the course. They may be worded differently but they are covering the same concepts you studied and answered correctly during the unit milestones. We clearly did not meet your expectations with this course, but wish you the best for your ongoing studies. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Madeline M. on February 10, 2017
It was very interesting. The ID milestone had a lot of material definitely not covered in the course but I passed so I can't complain.
Sophia replied on February 13, 2017

Hi Madeline - Congratulations on wrapping up the course! We do explain that the questions on the final ID Verification Milestone are alternate versions of questions you answered correctly on the unit Milestones in the course. They may contain different key terms, but they are focused on the same concepts. We hope to see you again in a future course with us. Thank you!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Brittany Z. on February 2, 2017
Great course with great information!
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by Stephanie J. on January 30, 2017
It was a lot of information but it was fairly simple and the choice of teachers and videos were great.

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