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REL 133 Entire Class Complete All Dqs ,Summaries ,Individual and Learning Team Assignments Week 1

REL 133 Week 1 Individual Assignment Elements of Religious Traditions Paper Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper that does the following: · Describes these basic components of religious traditions and their relationship to the sacred: • • •

What a religious tradition says—its teachings, texts, doctrine, stories, myths, and others What a religious tradition does—worship, prayer, pilgrimage, ritual, and so forth How a religious tradition organizes—leadership, relationships among members, and so forth

· Identifies key critical issues in the study of religion · Includes specific examples from the various religious traditions described in the Week One readings that honor the sacred—such as rituals of the Igbo to mark life events, the vision quest as a common ritual in many Native American societies, or the influence of the shaman as a leader. You may also include examples from your own religious tradition or another religious tradition with which you are familiar. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. REL 133 Week 1 DQ1 How do you define the word religion? What elements are commonly associated with religious traditions? REL 133 Week 1 DQ2 How do you define the word sacred? How do religious traditions orient their conception and location of the sacred? REL 133 Week 1 DQ3 From the reading, what are the basic elements of religion? REL 133 Week 1 DQ4 What are some difficulties in trying to define religion and religious beliefs? REL 133 Week 1 DQ5


Why should we study religions? What are some of the methods used to study religions? What are some of the problems and questions sometimes associated with these methods? Is this subject important where you live, given the religious diversity in your area? Do you know the religious diversity in your area? REL 133 Week 1 DQ6 How do the following concepts about God differ: monotheism, polytheism, pantheism, atheism, agnosticism, and nontheism? Which of these concepts will we study in this course? REL 133 Week 1 Summary Week 2

REL 133 Week 2 Individual Assignment Four Yogic Paths and Jainism Worksheet Resource: Understanding Religious Beliefs and Traditions I simulation Complete the University Material: Four Yogic Paths and Jainism Worksheet located on the student website REL 133 Week 2 DQ1 What are the Vedas? How do the Upanishads differ from the Vedas? REL 133 Week 2 DQ2 What are the stages of life in traditional Hindu teaching? Imagine you are a practicing Hindu. Which life stage are you in? How does it affect your daily activities? REL 133 Week 2 DQ3 What do the terms brahman, atman, maya, karma, samsara, and moksha mean? How do these terms relate to each other in Hindu teachings? REL 133 Week 2 DQ4 What forms of devotion and spirituality are common in Hinduism? REL 133 Week 2 DQ5 What type of yoga would be more agreeable to your personality? Explain your reasons for choosing this path. REL 133 Week 2 DQ6 How was Mohandas Gandhi important to both India and the West?


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REL 133 Week 3 Individual Assignment Buddhism Worksheet Complete the University Material: Buddhism Worksheet located on the student website.

REL 133 Week 3 Learning Team Assignment Buddhism Presentation Resource: Buddhism Worksheet Consult thefacilitator regarding the assignment of one of the following Buddhist traditions: · · · ·

Theravada Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism Vajrayana Buddhism Zen Buddhism—as a special school of Mahayana Buddhism

Prepare a 12- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation on the assigned Buddhist tradition that does the following: · Describes how significant moments in the Buddha’s life informed the assigned tradition · Includes unique practices and teachings of the tradition Format citations and references consistent with APA guidelines. Present the Buddhism Presentation. REL 133 Week 3 DQ1 What were the key experiences in the life of the Buddha? Why were those experiences important? REL 133 Week 3 DQ2 What are the Three Jewels of Buddhism? What are the Four Noble Truths? What are the steps of the Noble Eightfold Path? How do these teachings inform the practice of Buddhism? REL 133 Week 3 DQ3 Do you identify Buddhism as a religion? Why or why not? How does it contrast with other traditional religions? REL 133 Week 3 DQ4 Why do you think Zen Buddhism became popular in the U. S.? How has Zen Buddhism influenced Japanese arts?


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REL 133 Week 4 Individual Assignment Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto Part 1: Reflections on the Daodejing (Tao TeChing) Worksheet Complete the University Material: Reflections on the Daodejing (Tao TeChing) Worksheet located on the student website. Part 2: The Ideal Person Write a 350- to 700-word essay that describes the ideal person according to Confucius. Include the concepts of ren, li, shu, xiao, and wen. Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines. Part 3: Shinto Illustration Access the Shinto Art Creator tool located on the student website. Create an illustration representative of the Shinto religion, based on the beliefs of openness, use of nature, and deliberate simplicity. Include an artist’s statement of 200 to 350 words on the meaning of the illustration. REL 133 Week 4 DQ1 What are the basic elements of early Chinese belief? How did these elements influence later beliefs? REL 133 Week 4 DQ2 How would you describe the two main, early teachers of Daoism: Laozi (Lao Tzu) and Zhuangzi (Chauang Tzu)? How did each influence the development of Daoism? REL 133 Week 4 DQ3 What elements of Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto are characteristic of Eastern religious traditions studied in this course? REL 133 Week 4 DQ4 How does Confucianism differ with Taoism? REL 133 Week 4 DQ 5 Is Confucianism a religion? Why? Why not? REL 133 Week 4 DQ6


What are the essential teachings of Daoism? How has Daoism assimilated other traditions? How has Daoism influenced the arts?

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REL 133 Week 5 Individual Assignment Common Elements of Eastern Religious Traditions Choose three of the Eastern religious traditions studied in the course. Complete the University Material: Common Elements of Eastern Religious Traditions template located on the student website.

REL 133 Week 5 Learning Team Assignment Contemporary Issues in Eastern Religions Paper and Presentation Consult thefacilitator regarding the assignment of one of the Eastern religious traditions studied in the course. Field Exercise: Learning Team members visit a sacred site of the specific religion. While all do not need to visit the same location at the same time, each member is required to contribute their own experience in the Final Paper and Presentation Write a paper about the contemporary issues facing the assigned Eastern religious tradition in which you: · Discuss the common characteristics the assigned religion shares with the others. · Analyze the interactions between the modern world and the assigned religion. · Provide examples of how these interactions influence both the assigned religion and the modern world. Cite at least five references in addition to the textbook. Format the paper consistent with APA guidelines. Prepare Presentation minimum 10- to 12-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation detailing the paper. Format citations and references consistent with APA guidelines. Present the Eastern Religions Presentation.


For Local Campus students, these are 30-minute oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft速 PowerPoint速 presentations. REL 133 Week 5 DQ1 What are the common characteristics of the Eastern religious traditions? REL 133 Week 5 DQ2 What are the effects of science on religion in the modern world? Do religions have an effect on science? Explain how. REL 133 Week 5 DQ3 How has eastern medicine had an affect on the west? REL 133 Week 5 DQ4 Why should we study religions? What are some of the methods used to study religions? What are some of the problems and questions sometimes associated with these methods? Is this subject important where you live, given the religious diversity in your area? Do you know the religious diversity in your area? REL 133 Week 5 Summary


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