Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

RELG 101   The World's Religions
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
DistributionHuman Thought and Expression
Core AreaNone

An introduction to the variety of the world's religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and the indigenous faiths of Africa and America. The course explores and compares religious beliefs, values, practices, rituals, texts, images, and stories, in their historical, cultural, and political contexts. It examines diversity and concordance within each tradition, encouraging students to reflect thoughtfully on the nature of religion and the ways it shapes communities and individuals through the world.