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PHIL410 - God and World

Course Details

Course Code: PHIL410 Course ID: 3546 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

What is it that we name, what is it that we mean, when we say God? Although we may speak of God as if we are naming some entity or being whose identity we hold in common understanding, as we will see, God is a name used to express a range of concepts and experiences that have varying and often conflicting features. In this class we will examine some of these concepts and descriptions of experiences of the divine. Ultimately, however, this is not a study of God but of man and his attempt to understand his relation within and between God and the world.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the roots from which the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam grew (CO 1)
  • Compare and contrast the conceptions of God in these religions (CO 2)
  • Define and examine the significance of the terms Christianity, Islam, and Judaism (CO 3)
  • Evaluate the Unity and Trinity in Christianity (CO 4)
  • Assess Abraham in Islam & Christianity (CO 5)
  • Draw conclusions about the future of God (CO 6)
NameGrade %
Assignments 25.00 %
Week 3 Analysis and Interpretation 12.50 %
Week 5 Newspaper Article 12.50 %
Week 7 Assignment Biography 20.00 %
Week 7 Biography 20.00 %
Week 8 Reading Report 15.00 %
Week 8 Reading Report 15.00 %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 - Introduction & Expectations 4.44 %
Week 1 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 2 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 3 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 4 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 5 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 6 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 7 - Forum 4.44 %
Week 8 - Forum 4.44 %

Additional Resources
Are posted in the classroom under each week’s lesson.

Book Title:Understanding Islam: The First Ten Steps - eBook available through the APUS Online Library. Links provided in the classroom lessons section. Hard copy not available from the bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN:9780334040323
Publication Info:SCM Press
Author:Chris Hewer
Unit Cost:$27.00
Book Title:The Indispensable Guide to Practically Everything: World Religions and What People Believe - e-book available in the APUS Online Libraryand links are also provided in the classroom Lessons section; Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please t
ISBN:9780824947705
Author:McAnally, Bryan
Unit Cost:$10.98

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.