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|Course Title:||Comparative Religions|
Through study of the world’s major and minor religions, along with indigenous religions and cults, this course helps students understand the varieties and commonalities of the human religious experience, with emphasis on both individual and group phenomena. Students compare the core elements of religion through analysis of religious belief in practice, and the ways elements are depicted in philosophy, theology, and social sciences. Students also learn to formulate their own views on the role of religion in human affairs.
The following books are required for this course:
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000
Molloy, M. (2020). Experiencing the world’s religions: Tradition, challenge, and change (8th ed.). McGraw-Hill.
This textbook is available as an e-book and can be accessed from the module view.
One or more of the texts for this course is an eBook. Make sure to review this information to learn more about accessing eBooks.
Chamberlain University’s general education competencies and learning outcomes align with the values that Chamberlain desires its graduates to achieve and support the mission and vision of the University. The general education outcomes are an integral component of students’ studies at Chamberlain University. Throughout the curriculum, Chamberlain’s programs will foster appropriate assessments that align with and support each competency and learning outcome. The assessments measure the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students as they relate to their professional fields.
|Cultural Diversity||Students will integrate diverse cultural perspectives to promote social justice.|
|Ethical Service||Students will demonstrate an awareness of their ethical beliefs within a global context.|
|Information Literacy||Students will identify and evaluate information from a variety of sources, including numerical data.|
|Critical Thinking||Students will incorporate analytical skills to explore and evaluate issues to develop sound conclusions.|
|Effective Communication||Students will utilize independent and collaborative written/oral communication strategies and technologies to promote understanding and foster change.|
Chamberlain University courses are built to align course content with specific Course Outcomes (COs). The COs define the learning objectives that the student will be required to comprehend and demonstrate by course completion. The COs that will be covered in detail each week can be found in the Overview page in that particular week. Whenever possible, a reference will be made from a particular assignment or discussion back to the CO that it emphasizes.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following.
Distinguish among various theories regarding the origins of religion and elements of religious experience. 1, 2, 4, 5, 8
Apply the primary terms and definitions essential to understanding religious development to selected religious beliefs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Describe the impact of religious beliefs on personal worldviews and/or development of professional standards of care. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Explore contemporary issues that challenge religious traditions and/or professional practice. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Explain the origins, development, relationships and primary beliefs and practices of selected world religions. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Students are required to complete the Student Attestation for each course you are enrolled. The Attestation will appear in the course, at the top of the Modules page. We ask that you complete the following steps:
You are required to complete the Student Attestation upon course entry.
|Assignment Week 1 Assignment: Understanding Religion Essay|
|Assignment Week 1 Discussion: The Study of Religion|
|Assignment Week 2 Assignment: Hinduism Essay/Chart|
|Assignment Week 2 Discussion: Hinduism|
|Assignment Week 3 Assignment: Buddhist and Hindu Beliefs Comparison Essay|
|Assignment Week 3 Discussion: Buddhism|
|Assignment Week 4 Discussion: Chinese Religion|
|Assignment Week 4 Midterm|
|Assignment Week 5 Assignment: Interview Essay|
|Assignment Week 5 Discussion: Judaism|
|Assignment Week 6 Assignment: Comparative Religion Grid|
|Assignment Week 6 Discussion: Christianity|
|Assignment Week 7 Assignment: Analytical Essay|
|Assignment Week 7 Discussion: Islamic Belief and Practice|
|Assignment End of Course Survey|
|Assignment Week 8 Assignment: Reflection on Learning Essay|
|Assignment Week 8 Discussion: Health Care in Spirituality|
Late work is strongly discouraged. Turning in work late can impair your chances of success in your course. However, Chamberlain University understands that life and emergencies do happen, and we do provide a late policy to account for emergencies and late work.
Students are expected to submit assignments when they are due. Assignments submitted after the due date in non-emergency situations will incur a penalty of a 5% deduction per day (of total possible assignment points), up to 7 days late. After 7 days late, no credit can be earned.
Non-emergency situations may include, but are not limited to:
In the event of an emergency situation that prevents timely submission of an assignment, exam/quiz, or discussion, students may contact their instructor to request a waiver of the late submission penalty. The instructor will review the student’s rationale for the request and consult with their Associate Dean to make a determination based on the merits of the student’s request. Students should continue to attend class, actively participate, and complete other assignments while the request is pending.
Emergency situations may include, but are not limited to:
In the event a waiver is granted, the instructor will provide the student with a revised due date for the missed work.
Unless otherwise specified, the following applies.
Note: In Week 8 all assigned work is due by
Faculty Grading/Response Schedule
Grades for Discussion will be posted by Tuesday night after the due date, except for grades for Week 8 Discussion, which will be posted by the end of Week 8. For all other work that is submitted on time (papers, projects, etc.), grades will be posted by Friday night after the due date. An announcement will be posted if this deadline cannot be met.
Faculty will respond to student emails or questions in the Q & A Forum within 48 hours.
Concerns about faculty grading and responsiveness may be sent to:
The maximum score in this class is 1,000 points. The categories, which contribute to your final grade, are weighted as follows.
Students may receive feedback from peers, preceptors, mentors, or others depending upon the specific learning activity. This feedback may be shared with the faculty of record who is assigned to the course, and who is responsible for all assessment and evaluation of all student performance, achievement of course outcomes, and determination of the final grade of all learning activities.
Course requirements are graded at the end of the course and are converted to a letter grade using the scale in the table below. Final grades are based on the percentage equivalent in the chart below. No rounding occurs on the core assignment category. Rounding may occur for final grade computation.
For all BIOS & CHEM Courses: Failure to successfully complete any satisfactory/unsatisfactory or pass/fail component within a course will result in a failing grade for the entire course.
|A||900–1,000||90% to 100%|
|B||800–899||80% to 89.9%|
|C||700–799||70% to 79.9%|
|D||600–699||60% to 69.9%|
|F||599 and below||Below 60%|
Chamberlain University students are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical and professional manner. All academic assignments, including papers, exams, projects, and in-class assignments must be the original work of the individual student unless otherwise specified by the instructor. Academic or clinical dishonesty are exceptionally serious offenses and may result in a failing grade on an assignment, failure in the course, or dismissal from the College.
Students agree that by taking this course all required papers, threaded discussions or other written learning activities may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com site.
In discussions, you, as a student, will interact with your instructor and classmates to explore topics related to the content of this course. You will be graded for the following.
Discussions (graded): Discussions are a critical learning experience in the online classroom. Participation in all discussions is required.
PURPOSE: Discussions are designed to promote dialogue between faculty and students, and students and their peers. In the discussions students:
Participation Requirement: You are required to post a minimum of two (2) times in each graded discussion. These two (2) posts must be on a minimum of two (2) separate days. It is recommended that you respond to the initial discussion question by
Students are required to comply with Chamberlain University’s academic policies. To access Chamberlain’s policy on academic integrity (and all other Chamberlain policies), please review the information in your Undergraduate Student Handbook, Undergraduate Catalog, and the policies outlined in this course.
The Undergraduate Catalog describes the technical requirements for students. Sufficient technology and Internet access is required to complete Chamberlain University online classes. Technical requirements include, but are not limited to:
Chamberlain University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for eligible students with documented disabilities as defined by state and federal laws relating to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our intent is to ensure that every student who makes a request for accommodations under ADA is advised of the accommodation process as promptly as possible. If you are a student with a verifiable documented disability, and you can provide medical documentation regarding this disability, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services for more information on how to receive ADA. You may also fax your request
In Unit 8, instructors will continue to monitor and respond to questions in the Q & A Forum and Discussions until the end of the course. There is an expectation that students will return to the course and review the instructor’s responses and comments.
Examples include, but are not limited to
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