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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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275 Student Reviews
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by Amber G. on September 18, 2017
I liked it, outside the fact that you really have to check your results because the answers will change.
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by Charlene C. on September 16, 2017
Very Educational, The Professors were very helpful.
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by Samantha M. on September 16, 2017
The course information was great and fascinating! The layout was terrible and difficult. Questions posed had wrong tutorials listed for help. Some questions required answers not in the text at all so were subject to wording choice. In this aspect this course was very sub-par.
Sophia replied on September 18, 2017

Hi Samantha - thank you for this feedback. We do want to ensure our students have a successful learning experience, as well as successfully complete the courses and earn the credit. Our team is available via phone, email and Live Chat to provide technical and academic support during your course. We hope to get a chance to see you in a future Sophia course. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by humberto p. on September 11, 2017
Very interesting course, highly recommend. All information was provided during tutorials.
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by Amelia R. on September 10, 2017
Of all the courses taken this way, I would say that this is the most useful! The ProctorU experience remains a "tired" one, but at least this knowledge can be applied in other areas.
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by Jennifer A. on September 5, 2017
Easy to follow and learn about different religions. I highly enjoyed this course. I would recommend a 'back to top' feature though, so it is easier to navigate.
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by Christian L. on August 29, 2017
Excellent Course
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by Ashley C. on August 28, 2017
I would HIGHLY recommend Sophia to others. This was a very clear and concise way to learn the material.

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