2021-2022 Catalog

HUM 270 Introduction to World Religions (HU)

This course will provide an overview of the history, beliefs, and practices of major religions and religious traditions around the world. Students will use the theoretical, practical, and sociological perspectives to explore Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, traditions of indigenous peoples, and other religions. Through experience, research, and reflection, students will apply religious and cultural understandings of these religious traditions to professional, social, and political issues.




  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Analyze the relationship between religion and politics.
  3. Review the relationship of religions and globalization and potential impacts to economies and societies.
  4. Compare and contrast various religious rituals and ceremonies.