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R201 Asian Religions

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Explores religions of Asia, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Jainism, Sikhism, Shinto, and Islam in its Asian expressions. Includes readings of sacred texts and scholarly literature. Focuses on the founders and history, myths and doctrines, rituals and traditions, and social and personal ethics for each religion, as well as contemporary expressions of and contexts for the religion. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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From September 27 through December 18, 2021
Textbooks for CRN 43199
Instructor: Martha J Bailey
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
For information, contact the department at 971-722-5220 (Dept Chair) or 971-722-5251 (Office).

Course details: CRN 43199

Course materials


No textbooks required


There is no other technology required. 

Instructor comments:

In this class we explore many of the most important expressions of religion impacting Asia. We will also note the conflicts in Asia that invoke religion as a contributing factor. There is no presumption of any background in the topic. Whether your interest is personal; for travel; for career purposes, such as working in politics, international business, or travel; or you plan to work in health care or social services with people who practice Asian Religions, this class provides you a guided exploration towards building your understanding. 

If you have experience with Asia and Asian Religions, you are invited to bring your knowledge to share, as we explore this vast topic together. You have the opportunity to explore beyond the material presented in class. You are asked to regularly reflect on what you are learning.

This is a fully online course, designed to be accessible to everyone. Martha is happy to meet with you in real time to discuss class material, answer questions, or just chat.

The class is organized with weekly modules and due dates, with flexibility built in. As optional activities related to course become available, they are highlighted.


Web course information

No show policy
Your instructor can mark you as a "no show" if you do not participate in your class during the first week. This will remove you from the class. It is important to log in as soon as the class starts to see what the participation requirements are.
Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg