1. All courses are 3
credit hours each, unless otherwise indicated.
2. Normally, a course will
not be run without a minimum enrolment of students.
Origin, nature and
function of religion in the individual and culture with emphasis upon
and reference to outstanding personalities, sacred writings, and basic
features of the world’s leading religions.
survey of representative figures, themes and schools in Western
thought, including Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
survey of representative figures, themes and schools in Eastern
thought. Emphasis on Indian, Chinese, Japanese and Southeast Asian
and secular views of the relation between people and society with
contemporary problems of personal and social ethics, political
and social structure.
This course examines the
role of Buddhism in contributing to
peace in Cambodian society.
Focuses on the religions
of Southeast Asia, including Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and
transmission of Buddhism to China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia and
Emphasis on themes, symbols, and rituals.
introduction to the religious traditions of Hinduism. Emphasis on the
historical and textual study of Hinduism through its various
Chinese religious thought and popular religion in China. Transmission
continental civilization and religion to Japan.
Koran, Muhammad and the rise of Islam as a cosmopolitan faith. The
of Muslim civilization, including literature, theology, philosophy and
overview of the Sacred texts of Jews and Christians. Inspiration,
Salvation, and other Biblical themes will be discussed, as well as key
the end of the Second Temple period to the close of the Middle Ages.
Development from Hellenistic Judaism to Rabbinic Judaism to
theology will be discussed in detail.
of the interaction of religion with various secular socioeconomic
related to the process of globalization, as well as the response of
religions to the various ethical issues raised by the globalization of
capitalism, issues of population growth, environmental degradation,
loss of cultural
identity, consumerism, and the impact of the technology.
the ways in which religion and religious themes have been represented
examination of the current trends in religious understanding against a
background of rapid social change. New movements and issues on the
will be considered.
study of Zen Buddhism and its impact in the world.
of the Middle East conflict and the role that religion and politics
this part of the world.
emphasis will be placed on the role of women in the different religions
world and their portrayal in sacred texts.
of religious rituals in Cambodia which provide insight into Cambodian
of the interrelation as well as the separation between magic, myth,
religion in the different religions of the world.
Religion themes and
symbols and their influence on the imagination of artists.
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