PHL 122 - Eastern Religions

Course Description

Eastern Religions is a study of the historical development, main religious teachings, leading personalities, ethical values, and worship practices of the major religious traditions of India, China, and Japan: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

Completion of ENG 11/111 or placement into ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate historical and conceptual knowledge of Eastern Religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.
  • Practice Philosophical Analysis and Religious Studies research in the area of Eastern Religions.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Compare and contrast worldviews and values of Eastern Religions with differing cultural and global contexts.
Human Dimension:
  • Reflect on Eastern religious values and cultural diversity.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Demonstrate open-mindedness by considering alternative religious values and points of view.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Communicate their research findings as a religious scholar.