Dr. Shirley's Web Courses

REL 107 - Introduction to Religion


The following information is provided as a general guide for the students of REL 107 Web-Based Class, taught by Dr. Rollinson at ENMU.
If the schedule needs to be adjusted, students will be informed at the appropriate time.
NOTE : This page gives the subjects to be covered each week, with the relevant text-book readings. There are also written Reports to be completed and sent to the instructor each week, and several Essays due on various dates during the semester.

Tentative Class Schedule

Week Topics Reading and Research Assignments
Week 1 Introduction to the Course
Religion and World-View
Features common to most Religions
Textbook - Introduction, pages 6-13
Notes on Worldview
Assignment 1
Essay 1
Week 2 Judaism Textbook - chapter 1, pages 14-51 Assignment 2
Week 3 Zoroastrianism
Messianic Judaism
No Textbook readings
Assignment 3
Essay 2
Week 4 Christianity Textbook - chapter 2, pages 52-87 Assignment 4
Week 5 Quakers
Seventh Day Adventists
Jehovah's Witnesses
Christian Science
No Textbook readings
Class Notes are provided
Assignment 5
Essay 3
Week 6 Islam Textbook - chapter 3, pages 88-123 Assignment 6
Week 7 Hinduism Textbook - chapter 4, pages 124-161 Assignment 7
Week 8 Mid-term Exams
The MidTerm Exam for REL 107 will be due Midnight, Wednesday, October 17
Week 9 Bahai
No Textbook Readings
InterNet Resources are provided
Assignment 9
Essay 4
Week 10 Buddhism Textbook - chapter 5, pages 162-197 Assignment 10
Week 11 Chinese Traditions Textbook - chapter 6, pages 198-235 Assignment 11
Essay 5
Week 12 Confucianism
Textbook - chapter 6, pages 198-235 Assignment 12
Week 13 Japanese Traditions
Zen Buddhism
Textbook - chapter 7, pages 236-271 Assignment 13
Essay 6
Week 14 Native American Traditions
African Traditions
No Textbook Readings
InterNet Resources are provided
Assignment 14
Week 15 Religions, Sects, and Cults No Textbook Readings
InterNet Resources are provided
Assignment 15
Week 16 Final Exam Week
All assignments should be completed and sent in before midnight, Wednesday, December 12
The Final Exam is due midnight, Wednesday, December 12

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Dr. Rollinson

Department of Religion
Portales, NM 88130

Last Updated: August 20, 2007

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