PHI 116 World Religions – East

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Prerequisite: CCR 092 or ENG 090

Introduces students to religions of the Eastern world: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, Sikhism, and Shinto. Utilizes religious studies/methodologies: historical, sociological, legal, psychological, philosophical, and phenomenological. Examine religious traditions to understand the historical development of communities and cultural context of each religion, modern manifestations, and differences between sects, schools, and factions within each tradition. Focuses on the charismatic leaders and prophets and the myths and legends that inform the world view of each tradition.