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


An interdisciplinary study of the principal religious traditions of the world-Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity-considering such issues as historical development, cultural and geographical setting, forms of worship and prayer, use of scripture, theological concerns and institutional structure. Readings, class discussions and student presentations are required. Three lecture hours per week. Minor elective for Religious Studies minors. Free elective for other students.