|The Gospel and World Religions|
|CLASS CODE:||REL 351||CREDITS: 2|
|DIVISION:||EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT|
|GENERAL EDUCATION:||This course fulfills a General Education - Religion requirement.|
|DESCRIPTION:||A study of religions of the world such as Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism and Judaism. Designed to introduce members of the Church to the beliefs of other world faiths and their development with an emphasis on their relationship to the doctrines of the restored church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.|
|TAUGHT:||Winter, Fall, Summer|
|CONTENT AND TOPICS:||The basic teachings and practices of major non-Christian religions are examined; including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Shinto, Confucianism, and Taoism. Comparisons and contrasts are made between these teachings and practices|
|GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:||1. Understand the basic histories.
2. Understand the core beliefs.
3. Increase understanding and respect for the essence of the world's major religions.
4. Recognize the truths found in other religions.
|REQUIREMENTS:||Regular attendance is required. All faculty give assignments, but each determines his/her own combination of text assignments, projects, and tests.|
|EFFECTIVE DATE:||August 2001|