Online Introduction to Religion

You’ll start by analyzing sources, characteristics, and patterns across religions, and then discuss the approaches and reasons for studying world religions. Class segments will focus on Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, Taoism and Confucianism, and Shinto. You’ll also explore the religions of indigenous peoples including Oral Religions, Traditional (Native) American Religions, and the religions of Africa and Oceania. You’ll even study alternative paths and the new religious movements of the modern world, including Naturism.

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    Introduction to Religion from McGraw-Hill


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* A 3-credit StraighterLine course is estimated to require approximately 75 hours of study time. Dedicating 17-20 hours per week should allow a student to finish within a single month subscription. That estimate is not guaranteed, and individual experience may differ.