PHI 116 World Religions – East: AH3

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092

Introduces the major religions of the Eastern world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Daoism. Utilizes the methods of religious studies to understand the historical development of each religious tradition in terms of communities, cultural context, and modern manifestations; paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focus will include the examination of the charismatic leaders, prophets and narratives that inform the worldview of each tradition.