Courses Catalogue

Comparative Religion

COURSE CODE: RED 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

  • Introduction - methodological issues (4 hours)
  • Judaism: The Jewish Tradition and origin of Judaism, beliefs and teachings (6 hours)
  • Christianity: The teachings and beliefs (6 hours)
  • Islam: The Islamic Tradition, beliefs and teachings (5 hours)
  • The Baha’i Faith: Foundation (4 hours)
  • The Hindu Tradition: Hindu origins - classical Hinduism (4 hours)
  • Developments over the centuries – teachings and beliefs (4 hours)
  • The Buddhist Tradition: the Buddha –origin, spread, beliefs and teachings (4 hours)
  • Taoism – origin of its philosophy and beliefs (4 hours)
  • Sikhism, Shinto’s teachings and beliefs (4 hours)

TEACHING-LEARNING METHODS

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • In class discussions
  • Guided discovery

TEACHING-LEARNING MATERIALS

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs,DVDs and Tapes