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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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182 Student Reviews
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by Jacinta P. on December 3, 2016
This course was absolutely fascinating! It was a bit difficult since many religions share similar beliefs but completely worth it.
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by Daniel V. on November 30, 2016
I think it is unproductive to make us listen to 3-4 different instructors to get all the information needed to answer a question.
Sophia replied on November 30, 2016

Hi Daniel -- Thanks for your feedback. We congratulate you on your successful course completion. Each instructor in the course presents the information in his/her own way. You may benefit from multiple instructors at times, but most students do find (and rely upon) one primary instructor throughout the course. Our helpful Learning Coaches are also here to help you on specific questions during the course. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by David R. on November 28, 2016
Great class
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by Jasmine S. on November 22, 2016
This course was pretty good. It became a bit boring at times, but overall great elective course to take if you need one to transfer just stay motivated!
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by Beth C. on November 14, 2016
This was a great class!
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by trina b. on November 12, 2016
I really liked this class. I found this to easier than other ones that I have taken. I really like how they have a glossary for all of the vocab words.
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by Kim C. on October 24, 2016
Great class. Informative and never boring.
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by Donnel B. on October 23, 2016
Great class! Wish i could do my whole degree on here :-)

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