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PHIL 300 Introduction to World Religions

Course Description

A survey of major religious traditions, with an emphasis on their origins, key figures, beliefs, rituals, and art. Religions covered include Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course explores the similarities and differences between religions, using the everyday lives of religious members as points of comparison. The course also examines philosophical questions raised by each religion’s teachings and rituals.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area C2
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area C2), UC (IGETC Area 3B)