HRT3M University/College Preparation
World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges

Course Summary

Subject Area Subject: Social Sciences and Humanities

Grade 11

Prerequisites: None

1 Credit

4 Units, 20 learning activities

This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. They will examine sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.

Course outline

Learning Activity 1 What do you believe in?

Learning Activity 2 How to study a religion or belief system

Learning Activity 3 Religion in people's lives

Learning Activity 4 The search for answers


Learning Activity 5 Inquiring into the purpose of life