MindEdge's Introduction to World Religions Learning Resource

MindEdge's Introduction to World Religions learning resource provides an introduction to key themes and concepts in the discussion of religion. The learning resource begins with a discussion of the origins of religion, indigenous religions, and the importance of studying religion. It then goes on to review some of the most pervasive and influential world religions, including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shintoism. Students are encouraged to compare and contrast the central tenets of these religions, while at the same time gaining an important understanding of their historical and cultural significances.

The learning resource urges students to think critically about religious themes. Video, games, and other interactive elements motivate students to progress while reviewing religious concepts, traditions, practices, and histories. Each module provides students with the opportunity to reflect and write on religious themes like compassion, morality, suffering, and sin and salvation. Discussion boards encourage students to examine these issues with their peers, and summaries provide a brief, consolidated review of the key concepts introduced in each module.

This learning resource concludes with a comprehensive final assessment. The course is composed of the following eight modules, each of which begins with a diagnostic test and concludes with a module quiz:

  1. Introduction to Religion
  2. Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism
  3. Buddhism
  4. Judaism
  5. Christianity
  6. Islam
  7. Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto
  8. Religion Today