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Literature on World Religions

Hello students! My name is Ms. Rookstool, and I will be your teacher for Literature of World Religions this year. I started teaching at University School this past January, so this will be my first full year teacher at US. However, I have been teaching about religion for almost three years now. I began as a Diversity Educator on ETSU's campus and an Experience Coordinator for ETSU's Alternative Spring Break program. In both positions, I taught students about civil dialogue, religious freedoms, and the diversity of religions in America. I look forward to a great year with you as we explore the different religions of the world through their literatures!

This course offers an in-depth examination of the sacred texts and traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, and tribal religions.

There are two sections for our class. Block 4 is 11:05-12:00 and Block 7 is 2:05-3:00. It is important to know which block you belong to when we have Zoom class meetings. The material between the two classes will remain the same, and you may be grouped with students from a different block than you while we are online for the quarter. The only time there will be a difference between the two blocks will be for online video meetings and when we return to the classroom.

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Here's what to expect:

1. Defining Religion

2. Hinduism

3. Buddhism

4. Sikhism

5. Chinese Religions

6. Judaism

7. Christianity

8. Islam

9. Indigenous and Primal Religions



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