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.

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Course description

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 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and 3 Touchstones (these are written assignments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of the course, you will be able to:<br></p> <ul><li>Investigate the major approaches to studying religion.</li><li>Identify common elements of religions.</li><li>Analyze religion's impact on individuals, society, and the world.</li><li>Evaluate social, ethical, and cultural topics through the lens of religion.</li></ul>

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