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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
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PHIL 241 - Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-C2
Covers the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Students will learn about each tradition’s historical development and the specific beliefs of each, in addition to the relationships between these faiths and the sources of conflict.

Credit Restrictions: Not open to students with credit in PHIL 341.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL 2003.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-C2 - Lower Division Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Read complex texts, create original arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of religious traditions, their relevant concepts, theories, methods, and historical contexts.
  3. Develop their capacities for ethical decision-making, Socratic humility, openness to the ideas of others, reflective self-awareness, and a life-long curiosity about big questions.
  4. Cultivate an appreciation for a diversity of ideas and values across time and for human difference in areas such as: religion, culture, ethnicity, race, class, sexuality, and gender.

C2. Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. Show appreciation for the humanities using their intellect, imagination, sensibility, and sensitivity;
  2. develop their affective and cognitive faculties through studying great works reflecting the rich diversity of human imagination and/or inquiry; and
  3. engage in critical self-reflection relating themes in the humanities to the students’ own lives.

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