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    Westchester Community College
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Fall 2017 Course Catalog

ANTHR 210 - Religions of the World

3 credits

An introductory course in religious and supernatural belief systems. A cross-cultural approach to understanding religious systems including identification of supernatural powers, the role of priests/shamans, ritual and mythology is presented. The major world religions’ beliefs and histories will be explored including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Tribal religions, as well as contemporary sects and the role of religion in the modern world are studied in depth.

Pre or Corequisites: Successful completion of prerequisite course ENG 92 - Writing for College 2  or ESL 122 - Introduction to Academic Writing 2 , or appropriate course placement. Alternatively, students may take this course if they have completed ENG 101 - Writing and Research  or are taking it as a corequisite.