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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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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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133 Student Reviews
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by Elizabeth O. on June 25, 2016
loved the class, learned so much about religion, would recommend it. Love Sophia, I am done with this class in 1 and 1/2 week.
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by Ashli B. on June 20, 2016
I found this class very interesting. Some of the milestones were challenging but definitely work taking!
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by Britney A. on June 19, 2016
Had so much fun with this course! Thanks Sophia!
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by Luke M. on June 19, 2016
A decent overview of Religion.
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by Michelle G. on June 17, 2016
Very interesting course! I learned a lot!!
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by Nakisha W. on June 17, 2016
Very informative and tough!!! I loved it though and am grateful for the knowledge gained!!!
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by Tamara L. on June 14, 2016
I had difficulty locating the correct answers within the tutorials on a few sections. Had to listen to all three instructors on some
Sophia replied on June 14, 2016

Hi Tamara We offer the "Many Ways to Learn" model in our courses, so you have multiple instructors to learn from on each concept. At times, it is helpful to hear and see the concept explained from more than one instructor. That's what makes Sophia courses a nice change from a traditional instructor-led classroom format. Congratulations on completing the course!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Kristi V. on June 14, 2016
taking this religion course was horrible. I felt like the information wasn't very clear and there was so much of it. If I wouldn't have been able to use my tutorials in my final I would have failed.
Sophia replied on June 14, 2016

Hi Kristi We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the course. We have a team of supportive Learning Coaches here to assist students who may struggle with a course. We hope to have another chance to work with you in a future course. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach

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