Comparative Cultures: Religions of the World

Course Number: 708; Online 708w

Open To:
Grades 11-12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: Elective area “G” requirement

Course Description:
This course allows students to grow deeper in their own Christian faith by comparing it to other major world religions through a variety of experiences, including projects, selected readings, guest speakers, and film. Selections from the following world religions will be studied: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Shintoism, Judaism, Islam, and others. In addition, students will explore humankind’s search for a relationship with the divine, and how these relationships have affected the world community and the present challenges that the global community faces.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • World Religions: A Voyage of Discovery, Fourth Edition (2015). St. Mary’s Press. ISBN: 9781599823294

Level of Difficulty:
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes