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Humanities

Religion

Religion and personal beliefs are important elements to the human experience. Studying Religion helps us better understand our own spiritual beliefs, while also learning about the similarities and differences in other religions. In our topic Religion as Culture & Social Convention, we expore the impact religion has on the sociological aspects of religion. Examine how vastly different religions are from one another and learn to compare and contrast sacred texts such as the Bible, Quran, and Tenakh. Comparative Religion studies the various ways religions, including Buddhism and Hinduism, respond to philosophical concerns common to us all, such as Death and Eternity, the origin of the universe, and how to be a good person. Learn how religious doctrine influences the family and larger society in government, politics, and policies. From the most basic concept What is Religion? to Theism vs. Deism, this subject encompasses a wide range of fundamental information.

Humanities Courses for College Credit

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Approaches to Studying Religions

Study concepts, common characteristics and the function of religion in human life.

Introduction to Art History

Explore the basics of art history, periods of art, museum exhibits, and architecture.

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