Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines the philosophical questions and approaches involving religious concepts associated with faith, God, mysticism, morality, identity, language, and death. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 30580

From the Instructor:
This course takes a historical and comparative approach to the philosophy of religion. It will introduce students to the world's great religions: indigenous religions, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The course will deal with fundamental issues such as: the existence or non-existence of God, the value of mystical experiences, the nature of sin and evil, rewards and punishments, the possibility of life after death, reincarnation, and more.
Course Specific Requirements:
Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. The math prerequisite can be waived if requested; however, this course will require a good level of reading comprehension and writing ability. This is primarily a readings course and will focus on scriptural texts from the various religious and philosophical traditions. Texts: Anthology of World Scriptures 8th ed. Robert E. Van Hoorst Cengage 2017 ISBN ISBN-13: 9781305584495 (pbk.) The Worlds Religions Huston Smith Harper Collins 1991 ISBN 0-250811-3 (pbk.)
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
30580 WEB » - 20-Jun-2016 thru 27-Aug-2016
Instructor: Chris L Cayton
Notes: 10 week course, June 20 - August 27.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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