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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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313 Student Reviews
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by Graham M. on April 11, 2018
This course does a great job reviewing various religions as well as the concepts of religion and the psychology associated with it.
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by Michelle R. on April 4, 2018
Thank you!
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by Lorraine P. on March 28, 2018
Love the course
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by Megha B. on March 27, 2018
The course material and instructors were really good. However I had issue with the final milestone. I got struck on the 25th question and wound not let me submit my response or move to the next question.
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by Sarah T. on March 26, 2018
Very informational
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by Don S. on March 25, 2018
I thought this class was very reasonable. If you've gone through a religious-based academic institution, a lot of this will be review. The concepts start to become easier as the same religions are discussed in detail with every unit.
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by Robert W. on March 19, 2018
a lot of information to learn, use your PDF and online study options to help study!
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by LAURA T. on March 15, 2018
this was an interesting course, not what I was expecting and a little more time consuming than I had anticipated but I did enjoy learning about the actual religions

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