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Course Appendix  »  Spirituality & Religions

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  » REL-101:   » Introduction to Spirituality   » 45 clock hours
Spirituality can refer to an ultimate or an alleged immaterial reality;an inner path enabling a person to discover the essence of their being; or the deepest values and meanings by which people live. This course explores Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, to develop an individual's inner life.

  » REL-102:   » Introduction to World Religions   » 45 clock hours
This introductory course delves into the history of mankind, development of religions and includes most major religions around the world. It also explores many little-known religions & belief as well as concept of agnostics and atheism.

  » REL-103:   » Introduction to Buddhism   » 45 clock hours
Discover the history of Buddhism starting from Bodh Gaya and how it spread around the world. The rise, fall and divisions of this great religion and why and where it is growing after having been dormant for a long time.

  » REL-104:   » Introduction to Christianity   » 45 clock hours
This course includes the theophany, advent and the birth of Jesus as the messiah. The incarnation and the teachings, as well as birth and rise of Protestant Christianity. The challenges, the present and future of Christianity.

  » REL-105:   » Introduction to Hinduism   » 45 clock hours
Perhaps the oldest religion of the world, Hinduism has been practiced for more than 5000 years. The study will take us through this ancient belief, to the many branches which have continued to thrive and have now expanded into North America.

  » REL-106:   » Introduction to Islam   » 45 clock hours
Islam – the fastest growing religion in the world today, is often misunderstood, maligned and be feared. This course will explore the glorious past, its teachings and contemporary issues facing the followers all over the world.

  » REL 107   » Introduction to Judaism   » 45 clock hours
Judaism – the religion centered on the covenant revealed to Moses at Mount Sinai and preserved in Torah, has a long history of discrimination, misgivings and mistrust. This goal of this course is to enlighten the students of the history of the Jews, the holocaust, creation of Israel and development of this great religion, teachings of which are deeply embedded in both Christianity and Islam.

  » REL-250:   » Independent Studies in Religions   » 45 clock hours
Students need to suggest a program of their personal interest to conduct an independent study within the field of spirituality and/or religion, and seek approval and guidance from the school, before embarking on this program.

  » REL-290   » Research in Religion   » 45 clock hours
Under the guidance of a faculty member, the student conducts an investigation of a topic within the context of religious studies. Initially a written proposal and ultimately a final report is required for the approval.
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