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JDS 313LEC - World Religions
World Religions AZ Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   21251   Enrollment Capacity:   30
Section:   AZ   Enrollment Total:   28
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   2
Dates:   01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   TBA , TBA
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   Remote      
In what ways are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam religions-or something else? In this course, we will examine Judaism from Ethiopia to Iraq, Christianity from Nagasaki to Palestine, and Islam from Tehran to Los Angeles. Students will become familiar with the narratives, practices, and beliefs unique to these three religions. Students will develop a deeper understanding of these movements by delving into a wide range of sources including sacred texts, travel journals, literature, and films.
  Course Description
This course introduces the world's religious systems and their cultural bases, including Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam. In this course we will examine the expression of some primary characteristics of religion in primary sources from a variety of religious traditions. We will focus specifically on the ways in which ideas about the sacred are formed and how they are used to order experience, with a focus on space, time, and story. All of these, in turn, are part of imagining deity. We will then look at how these ordering concepts are used to formulate guidelines for daily life, as expressed in scripture, ritual, cosmogony, conceptions of the deity, and ethics. This course is the same as RSP 313 and course repeat rules will apply.
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