World Religions- For Credit- Session 1. A
Description
Class Name: World Religions
Grades: 11 -12
Orientation for all Sessions: Week of May 28
Session 1 Dates: June 6 - July 2, 2024
Session 2 Dates: July 11 - August 7, 2024
Credits: 0.333
Price: $750

Instructors: Dr. Brad Blue (Session 1.A), Mr. Andre Serralde (Session 1.B, Session 2)

Course Description: World Religions is a comparative study of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The central theme of the course is that, despite their significant differences, these religions share a basic conception of the divinity and of humanity, namely, that God—whether Allah, Brahman, or the Dharmakaya of Buddha—is the one infinite source of everything: absolute, transcendent, eternal, and uncaused; and that human beings are finite instances of the divine reality. Of special importance are the related ideas of God as perfect love and of humans—in their interpersonal relationships—as reflections of that love. The principal goals of World Religions are for students to develop a deeper understanding of both their own religion and those of their neighbors, and for them to come to appreciate how much the different religions have in common.


This class fulfills the 11th grade religious studies requirement.

Attendance Expectations & Requirements
Each section of World Religions has SEVEN in-person class meetings scheduled. Students are encouraged to attend all class meetings and are REQUIRED to attend at least FIVE meetings. Classes require in-person attendance at the Midway campus.

This summer, our World Religions course will be offered in three sections to accommodate busy travel schedules and create smaller classroom experiences. In the first summer session (June 6-July 2), Dr. Brad Blue will teach one section and Mr. Andre Serralde will teach a second section. Mr. Serralde will offer another section of World Religions during the Second Summer Session (July 11-August 7).
• Students are required to attend only the class meetings offered by the instructor of their registration in order to meet the attendance requirements.
• Students should not plan to attend sessions they are not enrolled in.
• Students must complete and turn in an attendance plan to the instructors showing how they plan to meet the minimum attendance requirements.

Session 1.A with Dr. Brad Blue (Must attend FIVE sessions)
Thursday, June 6 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Monday, June 10 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Wednesday, June 12 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Monday, June 17 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Thursday, June 20 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Monday, June 24 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Wednesday, June 26 (2:30-4:00 pm)
Final date for all Coursework - Tuesday, July 2 at midnight
Location:
Parish Episcopal School - Midway Campus
Dates:
6/6/2024 - 7/2/2024 11:00 PM
Ages:
Grades 11th - 12th
Cost:
$750.00
Availability:
This session has openings
Registration will end on 7/2/2024 at 11:00 PM.