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History of Religious Thought
HIST REL THGHT
CLASS CODE: PHIL 203 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HUMANITIES & PHILOSOPHY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A survey of the development of religious thought from ancient times to the beginning of Christianity, including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Israelite and Canaanite religions.
DESCRIPTION: A survey of the development of religious thought from ancient times to the beginning of Christianity, including Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Israelite and Canaanite religions.

TOPICS: Understanding Christian history and philosophy requires a good understanding of the histories of Europe as well as the history of Islam. These summary histories of Rome, the Byzantine Empire, Germany, Islam, France, Turkey, and England and their pretests should give you a good understanding of that necessary history.
OBJECTIVES: 1. To gain an overview perspective of the history and religion of some of the major civilizations of the ancient world up to, but generally not including, the Roman empire.
2. To use samples of the great literature of those civilizations to gain greater understanding of the different religious philosophies.
3. To explore our cultural heritage through study, analysis, and discussion.


REQUIREMENTS: Course work includes presentations, readings, and short papers, together with daily preparedness and participation.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1991