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Religious Studies Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for RELS Majors

1) Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history, beliefs, practices, and values of the major western and non-western religious traditions.
2) Apply a variety of methodological approaches to the study of religions and incorporate in research and writing.
3) Distinguish between the academic and confessional (personal commitment) approaches to the study of religions.
4) Analyze the complex interrelation between religions and cultures.
5) Deconstruct uniform conceptions of religious traditions through familiarity with the diversity of religious expression.
6) Display empathetic non-judgmental engagement with alternative religious viewpoints.

Learning Outcomes for RELS Minors

1) Demonstrate basic knowledge of the history, beliefs, practices, and values of the major western and non-western religious traditions.
3) Distinguish between the academic and confessional (personal commitment) approaches to the study of religions.
5) Deconstruct uniform conceptions of religious traditions through familiarity with the diversity of religious expression.
6) Display empathetic non-judgmental engagement with alternative religious viewpoints.

Although most courses address several of the outcomes, the following list identifies which most strongly apply:

Outcome #1)  100, 110, 203, 210, 303, 304, 307, 309, 312, 314, 232, 330
Outcome #2)  230, 240, 315, 326, 345, 353, 450, 470*, 490 *
Outcome #3)  100, 230, 240, 303, 304, 450, 470*
Outcome #4)  110, 203, 210, 290, 330, 333, 334, 342, 348, 350, 390
Outcome #5)  203, 307, 309, 312, 314, 323, 333, 342, 390
Outcome #6)  100, 110, 203, 210, 348, 378

*capstone courses

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