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Approaches to Studying Religions

Approaches to Studying Religions

Sophia’s Approaches to Studying Religion Pathway helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situation. In this Pathway, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at Excelsior College
  • Excelsior College Equivalency: Humanities (GEN ED)
  • Category: Humanities

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Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course helps you gain mastery of the basic concepts integral to the study of religion and understand how these concepts apply in real world situations. In this course, you will explore key components of religions as they apply to a range of different belief systems and will explore the role of religion in modern society.

In Sophia's Approaches to Studying Religion course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Investigate the Major Approaches to Studying Religion
  • Identify Common Elements of Religions
  • Analyze Religion's Impact on Individuals, Society, and the World
  • Evaluate Social, Ethical, and Cultural topics through the lens of religion

The Approaches to Studying Religion course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Amylynn A. on July 7, 2018
Overall, good course. I would recommend it as it gives good insight on all different but significant beliefs. The proctor was not as bad as I though it would be based on reviews.
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by Deanna M. on July 3, 2018
Great course and provided knowledge I was unaware of about multiple religions throughout the world.
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by Heather B. on June 27, 2018
Some questions had answers that were not found in the tutorials or worded wrong.
Sophia replied on June 28, 2018

Congratulations Heather on your successful course completion! We encourage students to use the "Submit Feedback" link under each assessment question anytime there is a concern. Our team reviews and responds to these submissions daily. Thank you for taking time to rate the course and leave feedback for us.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Random V. on June 26, 2018
thank you
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by Kelly J. on June 23, 2018
The class was more difficult than I expected. I took it along with another class and had to ask for an extension. There is so much information it's hard to remember it all.
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by Synkeithia H. on June 16, 2018
I really enjoyed taking this course.
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by LORETA D. on June 9, 2018
Good to know about other religion, love the class and the exposure i have gotten from the tutorial.
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by Jennifer L. on June 8, 2018
This was very informative on just the right level! I enjoyed learning about many different religions.

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  • Q: Does Sophia accept third-party payment for tuition, such as financial aid or military benefits?
    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods, and must be paid for by credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers both full and partial payment plans as part of the registration process.
  • Q: When do the courses start and how long do I have to complete a course?
    A: You choose your own start date and have 60 days to complete each course. However, because the courses are self-paced, you can complete them in fewer than 60 days.
  • Q: Where do I get the textbooks for my course?
    A: You do not need any textbooks for Sophia courses. All material is taught by video and text-based tutorials that are in the course room, and are included in the cost.
  • Q: How am I graded in the course?
    A: Your overall score is derived from how you do on two types of assessments: Challenges, which are formative assessments, and Milestones, which are summative assessments. Sophia’s English Composition I, Foundations of English Composition, and Public Speaking courses also include written assignments, called Touchstones, that also contribute to your overall score.
  • Q: How do I know which courses I should take?
    A: Consult with your academic adviser at your university to determine specifically which Sophia courses could fit into your program. You can download the course syllabus directly from our site to share with your school advisor.

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