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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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224 Student Reviews
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by Katelin D. on March 23, 2017
One of my least favorite classes so far. Short version: time consuming and difficult.
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by Edward K. on March 23, 2017
i was a very entertaining course. I loved every pit of it
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by Joshua J. on March 23, 2017
Great course. Kept me interested!
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by Macy C. on March 21, 2017
did not like this course at all it was very hard
Sophia replied on March 22, 2017

Hi Macy - Yes, this a college-level course that introduces the student to a range of world religions. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy the course, but congratulated you on your successful course completion and the earned credits.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Ron P. on March 20, 2017
First time, really great experience, A+
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by Tim S. on March 19, 2017
I should have used Sophia a long time ago to complete my GenEd and Elective requirements... Super easy to use and lets me move at my speed, on my schedule, to complete courses.
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by Charles B. on March 18, 2017
God is Good
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by Jason C. on March 17, 2017
Good course. Only took 7 days to complete the whole thing. You do need to use all of the tutorials as some of the questions can be a little tricky.

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