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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RE 114 Living Religions in a Global World

An introduction to the emerging religious landscape in today’s world. The course focuses on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam beginning with the origins and core beliefs of each religion to better understand their contemporary context in America and Asia specifically . The course considers the geographical migration of religious traditions and how this is increasing inter-connectedness and pluralism in today’s societies. Through lecture, presentations, video, field visits, guest speakers and readings, students are expected to understand each tradition’s core beliefs and practices from a practitioner’s perspective. A research project compares and contrasts one’s own spiritual journey to one’s family’s geographical journey to America and how the two have influenced one another.