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Undergraduate Course Details
Number IDS 255
Title Comparative Religious Traditions
Credits 3.0
Distribution DI/DIII/V


This course is an interdisciplinary study of six major world religions - Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity - considering such issues as their moral teachings and practices; historical development, cultural and geographical settings, dominant narratives, forms of worship, prayer, and meditation; use of scripture, images of the divine, aesthetic endeavors, and institutional structures. This course devotes special attention to these religions', and their cultures', diverse and evolving moral practices, ethical teachings, and traditions of moral and spiritual development. Three lecture hours per week.