Course name: World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges Course code: (HRT3M)

Grade: 11
Credits:1.0
Type: University / College Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: None
Course description: Explore various world religions and belief traditions. Examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs. Learn about sacred writings and teachings. Preview Course
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Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.
Grade: 11
Credits:1.0
Type: University / College Preparation
Language of Study: English
Prerequisites: None
Course description: Explore various world religions and belief traditions. Examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs. Learn about sacred writings and teachings. Preview Course

Course fees are partially subsidized for most Ontario residents. The administrative fee covers the cost for us to process your application.

Interested in taking this course?
  • If you are a student already enrolled in an Ontario High School, please contact your school about taking courses with TVO ILC.
  • If your goal is to earn a high school diploma or if you are a homeschool student, an academic assessment of your application must be done before choosing courses, please visit Apply Now to start your application.

Course Overview

This course provides you with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. You will: develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study; examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs; and learn about the relationship between belief and action. You will also 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 Syllabus

This course is designed for independent study. Our courses are routinely reviewed for errors and adherence to AODA accessibility standards. We appreciate your patience as we work towards delivering high-quality digital learning for all.
This course is designed for independent study. Our courses are routinely reviewed for errors and adherence to AODA accessibility standards. We appreciate your patience as we work towards delivering high-quality digital learning for all. To preview the lessons, please visit this page with a computer or tablet.
20 Lessons

1.1   What do you believe in?

1.2   How to study a religion or belief system

1.3   Religion in people’s lives

1.4   The search for answers

1.5   Inquiring into the purpose of life

2.1   Exploring creation stories

2.2   Spiritual entities and leaders

2.3   Defending a position on a spiritual topic

2.4   Oral traditions and written texts

2.5   What divides and what unites

3.1   Daily practices and rituals

3.2   The meaning of change

3.3   Holidays and celebrations

3.4   Symbols and designs

3.5   Rites of passage

4.1   Values, rights, and freedoms

4.2   Religion and spirituality in society

4.3   Tensions between belief systems and the state

4.4   Spiritual challenges and spiritual influence

4.5   Putting it all together



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