PHI 115 World Religions – West

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092 or ENG 090

Introduces students to religions of the Western world: Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Bahá’í. Utilizes religious methods (historical, sociological, legal, psychological, and phenomenological) to understand the historical development of each tradition, the communities, cultural context of each religion, and the modern manifestations of each religion, paying particular attention to differences between sects, denominations, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focuses on the charismatic leaders, prophets, myths and legends that inform the world view of each faith.