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Religious Studies Courses

A series of courses designed to inform and add depth to the student's understanding of one of the most
powerful forces in any culture. The courses are designed so that they will serve as adequate preparation for transfer, yet they are essentially of intrinsic value and should be of equal benefit to the non-transfer student.


RELIGIOUS STUDIES 120 †
World Religions
3 units, 3 hours lecture
An introduction to the teachings, major figures, attitudes, and practices of world religions.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 130 †
Scriptures of World Religions
3 units, 3 hours lecture
A study of religion based on the primary scriptures associated with major religions of the East and the West. 
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 140 †
Religion and Culture
3 units, 3 hours lecture
A study of the relationship between religious beliefs and practices and aspects of culture as represented
through literary, performing and visual arts. Emphasis is on major world religions and dominant traditions of Eastern and Western culture.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 150 †
Scriptures of India and China
3 units, 3 hours lecture
A focused study of the religious writings of India and China. The major modes of Eastern thought are explored through the examination of sacred texts.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College C1; CSU C2; IGETC 3B
Transfers to: CSU, UC

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 199
Special Studies or Projects in Religion
1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Individual study, research or projects in the field of religion under instructor guidance. Written reports and periodic conferences required. Content and unit credit to be determined by student/instructor conferences and/or division. May be repeated for a maximum of nine units.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 299
Selected Topics in Religion
1-3 units, 3-9 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic.
Selected topics in religion not covered by regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be determined by the Division of Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences and International Programs in relation to community/student need(s) and/or available staff. May be offered as a seminar or lecture class.


† This course meets all Title 5 standards for Associate Degree Credit.

Last Updated: 09/18/2014
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