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Approaches to Studying Religions

Approaches to Studying Religions

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 situation. 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. Full Description

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Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course 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 course, 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.

In Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Investigate the Major Approaches to Studying Religion
  • Identify Common Elements of Religions
  • Analyze Religion's Impact on Individuals, Society, and the World
  • Evaluate Social, Ethical, and Cultural topics through the lens of religion

The Approaches to Studying Religion course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Voncilia C. on November 12, 2019
Awesome course! Very informative and challenging.....
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by Megan C. on November 10, 2019
I rather enjoyed the course. I wish names of important people and what they did were also added to the glossary. I did recall the info but it made me think a little hard. Also, if some of the questions in milestones stuck to the current milestone. It seemed to hop around a bit which was okay... but when cramming data for that weeks work and studying, it could get confusing. As well as a bit confusing with how some of the questions were written and selections to choose from.
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by Marco D. on November 9, 2019
It helped to work alongside Christians, Muslims, Hindu, and Jewish co-workers. This was more of a refresher course.
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by Norma P. on November 9, 2019
This course was VERY interesting. It really kept my interest and I learned a lot about the different religions.
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by April C. on November 7, 2019
The course was interesting/good. I found the final to be a bit challenging..
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by Brandi R. on November 7, 2019
Excellent course, I learned so much! There are a few questions that are no where to be found in the text (nor in some of the video lectures). Overall, it was extremely thorough and well taught. I finished in 2 long days of intense study.
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by Gabriella F. on November 3, 2019
Course is well structured, but once in a while on a tests it felt like there were questions that weren't in the reading material.
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by Tracy G. on November 3, 2019
Great class! I highly recommend taking it along with the Intercultural Communication course through Capella they go hand in hand really. A lot of good information!

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