Introduction to Comparative Religion

Course Description

An interdisciplinary examination and comparison of the religious dimensions of human life: history, terminology, emotional experiences, concepts, attitudes, images, material expressions, conflicts, myths, metaphors, symbols, perceptions of nature and the natural environment and rituals relating to the particular social context of each tradition. Emphasis will be placed on the numerous practices and perspectives of women and men throughout time and from different cultures regarding their sense of the sacred.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
36138 HUMI 9 2M ·T·R··· 11:30 AM-01:20 PM Lori Clinchard L63

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2019-01-07 to 2019-03-29.
HUMI-009.02M: LEARNING COMMUNITY: HUMANITIES MELLON SCHOLARS. class meets on T/Th 11:30-1:20. This program is designed to supercharge educational pathways for students in a wide variety of majors. For more information, contact Falk Cammin - Program Director at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
Not open to students with credit in HUMI 9H.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or ESL 5.
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