This course deals with the basic concepts and principles of religious studies. Emphasis is placed on religious function in contemporary society. Topics include (1) religious values, (2) cult troubles and (3) religion and spiritual journey.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about contemporary religions and their function in society.
2) Explain religious possibilities and dangers.
3) Express their views of religion.
Religion, cult, spirituality
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students must respond to the question from a teacher through the discussions or short reports. And they should reach the same degree of understanding as they exchange their points of view.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 2||What is religion ? (1)||Write a short report on your views of religion.|
|Class 3||What is religion ? (1)|
|Class 4||Religion and cult (1)|
|Class 5||Religion and cult (2)||Discuss difference between religion and cult.|
|Class 6||Religion and cult (3)||Report the content of the last week's discussion.|
|Class 7||Religion and spiritual journey (1)||Discuss your "individuality," watching a film dealing with difference between religious and secular identity.|
|Class 8||Conclusion Religion and spiritual journey (2)||Report the content of the last week's discussion.|
Course materials are provided during class.
Discussion: 35%, Short report: 35%, Quiz: 30%