Religion (REL) at Patrick Henry Community College


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REL 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
REL 200 - Survey of the Old Testament
Surveys books of the Old Testament, with emphasis on prophetic historical books. Examines the historical and geographical setting and place of the Israelites in the ancient Middle East as background to the writings.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 210 - Survey of the New Testament
Surveys books of the New Testament, with special attention upon placing the writings within their historical and geographical setting.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 230 - Religions of the World
Introduces the religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 231 - Religions of the World I
Studies religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 232 - Religions of the World II
Studies religions of the world with attention to origin, history, and doctrine. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 233 - Introduction to Islam
Studies Islam in its historical, religious, and political dimensions and assists in the understanding of its contemporary vitality and attraction as a faith, a culture and a way of life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 235 - Major Religious Thinkers
Examines the works of one or more important people in religious thought.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 237 - Eastern Religions
Studies major religious traditions of the East including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Zen Buddhism. Includes an analysis of Eastern philosophy and approach to life.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
REL 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits