Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

World Religions 101 provides a clear and concise introduction to the major world religions. You'll learn about the people, places, practices and philosophies shaping today's events.  Some religions might be familiar, some strange and some you may never have heard about but why not discover karma, nirvana, yin and yang and the Holy Trinity?

Although many of us think of religion as a belief system practiced through faith, obedience, prayer and worship, you'll find that some religions are more than just a belief in a deity, but an entire philosophy and way of life. 

Explore the religions that have shaped history, civilizations and your next door neighbors views. You will learn about the founders, the history and essential teachings of each of these major religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, Confucianism, and Taoism, plus brief descriptions of other religions and religious practices.

Why not join this self-paced course and learn about the diverse spiritual paths humanity has taken?  Everyone is welcome!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize Buddhism.
  • Summarize Christianity.
  • Summarize Confucianism.
  • Summarize Hinduism.
  • Summarize Islam.
  • Summarize Judaism.
  • Summarize Taoism.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Introduce Yourself 10 points
Differing views of the New and Old Testament 50 points
Why do Humans have Religion? 20 points
Lesson 1 Quiz: Introduction to World Religions 50 points
Lesson 2: Assignment 20 points
Is Buddhism Relevant Today? 20 points
Lesson 2 Quiz: Buddhism 40 points
Lesson 3: Assignment 20 points
Protestant Reformation 40 points
Lesson 3 Quiz: Christianity 18 points
Lesson 4: Assignment 20 points
Is Confucianism a Religion? 20 points
Lesson 4 Quiz: Confucianism 18 points
Lesson 5: Assignment 20 points
Is Hinduism Growing? 20 points
Lesson 5 Quiz: Hinduism 20 points
Lesson 6: Assignment 40 points
Muslim Growth 20 points
Lesson 6 Quiz: Islam 50 points
Lesson 7: Assignment 20 points
Differences between Judaism and Christianity 40 points
Lesson 7 Quiz: Judaism 20 points
Lesson 8: Assignment 20 points
What is up with Taoism? 20 points
Lesson 8 Quiz: Taoism 20 points
What is Wicca? 20 points
Lesson 9 Quiz: Other Religions & Religious Movements 18 points
What is the Life Cycle of Human Beings?
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Emotional Healing 101
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