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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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367 Student Reviews
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by eric w. on December 9, 2018
Decent and informative course. I learned a lot that I apply and some of the concepts are applicable to psychology and philosophy. I like the way the course is organized. I recommend saving the glossaries and the tutorials as PDF files to read and refer to. I have decided to keep the material for future references. I would rate a 4.5 but the option is not there. I would suggest taking this course if you are going into a profession that you will be exposed to different cultures. My favorite course on this platform.
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by Nicole Z. on November 26, 2018
Interesting course. Learned quite a few new things that I will be able to utilize in my nursing care when caring for patient's from a variety of religious backgrounds. Course easy to follow and navigate. Would recommend to other students.
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by Mark T. on November 25, 2018
This is a very interesting course on Religion, it provided more incite on religions other than my own that I didn't previously know. In addition, the material was a little challenging, which I prefer, and I was able to complete the course work in just a few days.
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by Gynoshka B. on November 25, 2018
I wish there was more material about the primal religions, as I find them very interesting.
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by Melitta H. on November 23, 2018
This religions course was well rounded and interesting. As a religious person myself, I found it interesting that the takes on some of the beliefs of my own religion were very different than what my actual beliefs are. You have to take everything you hear with a grain of salt .
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by Katie H. on November 22, 2018
Great course!!
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by Brian G. on November 12, 2018
Thank you, nice class and well constructed...
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by Rachael L. on October 27, 2018
easy course and straightforward.

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