REL-105FN
Introduction to Religion
3 Credit Hours


Course Description

This course examines various ways in which religion has been a social force in world cultures. A study is made of various religious answers to the ultimate question posed by human life, including ideas about what is good or bad.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Course Requirements
The text is a basic religion text describing major world religions. Course requirements include:

  • 15 units covering many of the world’s religious traditions.
  • 8 discussion topics.
  • 8 exams over each of the units. Each exam has 20 multiple-choice questions and two essay questions.
  • 7 papers in which the students are asked to demonstrate a working knowledge of the historical and doctrinal elements of the faiths we study.
  • 1 term paper that ask the student to outline and discuss their religious beliefs.

In addition to the course syllabus, there is a series course study guides. All topics listed on the study guides are from the instructor presentations and the text. The exams are based on the study guide.  If the student has any questions, they should feel free to consult with the instructor.

The course materials from the student are to be submitted through the iNET system.

Instructor: David Grindberg
Phone:
515-227-0807
E-mail: grindberg@iowacentral.edu