REL 134 WEEK 1 Studying Religion Assignment Options

REL 134 WEEK 1 Studying Religion Assignment Options

This assignment offers you the opportunity to articulate a definition of religion and identify key issues.

Review the instructions in the Material: Studying Religion Assignment Options.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option A: Written Summary

Write a 750- to 1,050-word paper that addresses the following topics:

  • What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?
  • Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of the three Western religions including a common western religious ethos.
  • How do different fields of study approach religion?
  • What are some critical issues in the academic study of religion?

Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, church on Sunday, holy mountains, or the Quakers calling each other friends. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Option B: Microsoft® PowerPoint® Presentation

Prepare a 10- to 15-Microsoft® PowerPoint® that addresses the following topics:

  • What is essential (in the practices and beliefs) for a tradition to be called a religion?
  • Illustrate your points by referring to the commonalities of the three Western religions including a common western religious ethos.
  • How do different fields of study approach religion?
  • What are some critical issues in the academic study of religion?

Include specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week 1 readings, such as a belief in one God or many gods and goddesses, church on Sunday, holy mountains, or the Quakers calling each other friends. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar.

Use bullet points and images or graphics to illustrate your main points.

Use the speaker notes to further explain, using sentences.

  • For Local Campus students, these are 10- to 15-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft®PowerPoint®
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft®PowerPoint® presentations with notes. 

Cite your references.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

REL 134 WEEK 1 Studying Religion Assignment Options