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U NIVERSITY OF T ORONTO SCARBOROUGH D EPARTMENT OF H UMANITIES - R ELIGION RLGA01H3 W ORLD RELIGIONS I 2010 summe) CLASS TIME AND LOCATION : Tuesday, 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., AC223 INSTRUCTOR : Henry Shiu E-MAIL: [email protected] OFFICE: HW404A OFFICE HOURS : Tuesday 12:00 to 1:00 by appointment COURSE D ESCRIPTION: The course introduces students to the academic study of the religious traditions of India, China and Japan, through a survey of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism and Shinto religions. The course will explore the history, beliefs, practices, rituals, and writings of these religions. The tutorials will help you understand the materials covered through reflection and discussion of the readings and the lectures. COURSE O BJECTIVES: To develop an appreciation of the history, principal personalities and major tenets of the religious traditions of the East. To develop an appreciation of religious differences and begin to understand how religion influences daily life and interaction with others. To develop an understanding of the social practice of the religion and the role of the individual spiritual development. To develop skills for research in the study of religion. To encourage open discussion and critical thinking. REQUIRED T EXT: Willard G. Oxtoby and Roy C. Amore, eds., World Religions: Eastern Traditions. Toronto: Oxford University PresTHIRDEDITIO] COURSE R EQUIREMENTS : Students are required to attend lectures. Please come prepared for each meeting by doing the assigned reading. Lack of commitment to familiarize yourself with the material in the text will affect your understanding of lectures. Reading the assigned material, participating in the tutorial discussion, and attending class will all contribute toward making each class rewarding and enjoyable; meeting these expectations will also help your overall performance in the course. COURSE E VALUATION : Evaluation: 2 Written Assignments (15% each, due Oct 26 and 30% 23) Quiz #1 (in class, October 12) 15%
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