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History of Western Religion
HIST WEST REL
CLASS CODE: REL 260 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: RELIGION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A history of religion in the western world from the beginning to the modern period. This course starts with Genesis and examines--through art, literature, and myth--the religious traditions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Canaan, and Rome, as well as, Norse mythology. It then traces the development of Judaism and Christianity up through modern times.
TAUGHT: Winter, Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Students will learn about the histories and religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Roman Empire, Jews, Christians, and Norse. They will also study mythologies, sacred architecture, and art.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Examine an overview of the development of religion in Western society over the last 6,000 years.
2. Study a brief examination of the histories and religions of the ancient Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Greeks, and Romans, as well as, the histories and religions of the Jews, Christians, and the Norse.
3. Make connections and comparisons in respective mythologies, sacred architecture, and art.
REQUIREMENTS: Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2004