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Approaches to Studying Religions

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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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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284 Student Reviews
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by Cynthia B. on November 3, 2017
Very informative . I enjoyed this course and will continue to educate myself on the different religions. This course has also given me a better understanding of the practices of my colleagues and patients as well.
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by Laurel H. on November 3, 2017
Gave a very good well rounded basis for understanding various religions
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by Sarah R. on October 13, 2017
Very interesting class, very fun to take!
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by Regina W. on October 9, 2017
Learned a great deal from this course. A lot of content to cover, good idea to take notes and memorize a great deal of it.
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by Jesus A. on September 30, 2017
Great Course!
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by Shelley O. on September 29, 2017
This was an interesting class.
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by Danny G. on September 28, 2017
very informative and worked well with my schedule
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by Crystal O. on September 24, 2017
I found this course difficult. It was easy to follow but requires thinking outside the box, so to speak. Definitions do not always line up with the question and I had to dispute a couple of questions. I must say they responded quickly and gave me credit for my answer because I was able to justify my position! But I completed it in 2 weeks and got a good grade so I am happy!

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