World Religions

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World Religions

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    This module will examine many of the world religions (Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Primal Religions) in their own context and in their dialogue and encounter with other faiths, notably Christianity. Primarily it will survey the fundamental texts, doctrines, and traditions of the world religions. In addition to examining the religions from a historical and cultural perspective, the course will also aim to provide a foundation for comparative and intercultural theology in our pluralist context. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Have a specialist knowledge in Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism & Taoism
    2. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of interreligious dialogue
    3. Realise the potential of this module as an aid to challenging racism by fostering and understanding and acceptance of religious and cultural diversity. In this context, the course is clearly adaptable to a range of workplace situations
    4. Identify promising areas for theological dialogue / cooperation between Christianity and the World Religions.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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