Part-time Courses - General Education Electives - Classroom
Notice for General Education Electives
If you are pursuing a diploma or advance diploma at Conestoga, contact Jen Matthews, Liberal Studies administrative assistant at 519-748-5220 ext. 3265, prior to enrolling to ensure that your selection is eligible for your program.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the Status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course #||Courses||Length (Hours)||Distance||Status|
|LIBS1680||Introduction to World Culture
Description: In order to enhance an individual's sense of personal understanding and contribution to civic life, there must be a willingness and ability to appreciate others' cultural similarities and differences. In this course, students will, through a variety of mediums, examine a number of world cultures, specifically their economic, environmental, political, and social characteristics while furthering a respect for cultural and religious diversity.
Description: This course is designed to increase awareness and appreciation of the religious diversity of our global and local communities, and to develop inter-religious understanding through reflection on various religions' responses to universal human issues. Specifically, this course will examine the origin, development, worldview and values of Religions originating in the Americas and Africa, Indian Religions including Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism, Chinese and Japanese religions including Taoism, Confucianism and Shinto. We will study the religions arising from the Family of Abraham including Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will also examine the ancient religions of Iraq and Iran. Finally, we will investigate some of the alternative religions including the Baha'i, the Church of Satan, Wicca, and Scientology. Moreover, this course will explore how the deeply rooted nature of our religious convictions has both the power to give meaning and passion to our human chaos, but also to debase, and even destroy our humanity. Students will have opportunity to consider their own religious expectations and values and to analyze their impact on personal goals.
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