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Catalog/Handbook 2019-2020 
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REL 2000 - Introduction to Religious Studies

3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): Requires placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading and writing.
AA Elective: Yes
The course provides a study of the fundamental principles of religion as an academic discipline. The curriculum emphasizes critical reflection in the study of religion, as well as an understanding of spiritual and religious consciousness. Students interpret qualitative religious data from various sources. Topics of study include the origins of religion, ethics, and the concepts of divinity, mysticism, and aesthetics. The curriculum also includes topics such as religion and technology, religion and science, religion and violence, and religion and the environment.

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