Take Approaches to Studying Religions online at your own pace
Learn about a variety of religious belief systems in this self-paced course. Finish your degree fast with the help of Sophia’s user-friendly platform.
ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits
12390 students successfully completed
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 situations. 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.
Assessments and grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 15 Challenges (formative assessments), 4 Milestones (summative assessments), and 3 Touchstones (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.
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