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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

3 semester credits

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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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242 Student Reviews
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by Lisa C. on May 22, 2017
This was a good course. There were a few issues with the acceptance of some manual answers but were reviewed promptly by the Sophia staff. I plan on utilizing Sophia again for other courses.
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by Rocio S. on April 29, 2017
I enjoyed the course, has broadened my view of different religions, thank you.
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by Roger S. on April 29, 2017
Challenging course. Some of the answers to the questions were very hard if not impossible to find; however, I learned a lot. I liked David Dillard-Wright the best. Thank you.
Sophia replied on May 1, 2017

Hi Roger— Congratulations on your successful course completion! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the course. While the tutorials are designed to provide all the information needed to answer the assessment questions, our Learning Coach team is here to assist you if you need further clarification. Congratulations again on completing the course and earning these credits!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Jessica B. on April 27, 2017
The course was extremely informational! I loved that I was able to go at my own pace. Even though I was unable to complete the course in the allotted time, the learning coaches reached out to help. They were great on their communication and I am very thankful! The only concern I had was the questions. I did feel that some questions were a little difficult to answer because of multiple responses, but the course was informing and fun to take. Thank you.
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by Aracely C. on April 21, 2017
it was hard too much information, but enjoyably
Sophia replied on April 21, 2017

Hi Aracely— Congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, this is a college-level Humanities course, so it includes a substantial amount of material. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the course, and wish you the best in your continued studies!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Shade J. on April 8, 2017
Amazing class, learned alot
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by Dusty K. on April 7, 2017
I Did NOT understand the final submission step. The proctor said submit, I had like other milestones. Had I not signed back in to view the dashboard, after I was directed to sign out and close the page, I guess I wouldn't have received credit.
Sophia replied on April 7, 2017

Hi Dusty— Congratulations on your successful course completion! Please be assured that if you had not hit the "Submit Scores" button on the dashboard, we would have reached out to ensure that you completed this step in order to receive credit. Congratulations again on completing the course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Navarone M. on April 6, 2017
Good course, way too long though
Sophia replied on April 7, 2017

Hi Navarone— Congratulations on your successful course completion! Yes, this is a rigorous college-level course, so it does contain multiple units of material. However, the self-paced nature of the course allows you to use as much or as little of the allotted time as you wish. Congratulations again on completing the course and earning these credits!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach

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