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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.


165 Student Reviews
by Kathleen A. on September 15, 2016
I have to admit I was not looking forward to taking this class. I am however happy to say that this was a great course and I learned so many interesting facts about religion.
by Ashley A. on September 9, 2016
Great course option if you want to save time and money!
by Nancy D. on September 9, 2016
I liked that there were different instructors for the same tutorial so I could choose the one I learned best from.
by Laura P. on September 8, 2016
Some of the questions didn't line up with the text. I also noticed some spelling errors that made it difficult to match answers from the text.
Sophia replied on September 9, 2016

Hi Laura, Thanks for your feedback. In these cases, we want to hear from you as you go through the course. Often, we can point you to the right content. Each concept is taught by multiple instructors, so there are different options for each questions. And our Learning Coach team is just a call or click away if you need help. We hope to see you in a future course. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Mary D. on September 7, 2016
Very interesting subject!! I enjoyed studying!!!
by Stephanie R. on September 5, 2016
Great course, I learned so much!! I would recommend this course to anyone. I had to complete a Humanities course and couldn't decide if I should take this course or Arts. So glad I decided on Approached to Studying Religions.
by Jordan P. on September 5, 2016
Learned a lot about all religions, very thorough, but some questions asked in tests were vague or not covered in the tutorials.
Sophia replied on September 13, 2016

Hi Jordan - congratulations on your successful course completion. As you go through a Sophia course, please remember to contact our team if you have questions or concerns. We can help point you to the right instructional content and answer your questions. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Carolyne K. on September 5, 2016
Thank you so much. It was tough!


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