Religious Studies 12
This course will combine one semester each of Philosophy and Comparative Religions. The first semester is a brief overview of the history of philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Modern Christian philosophy. The students read original philosophical works and write précis on their reading. The mid-term is an original term paper. The second semester is a course in Comparative Religions where we explore various religious traditions with the assistance of various local religious leaders. In addition to classroom presentation by the teacher, representatives of various religions and religious traditions are invited to present to the class. Class retreat and 40 service hours required.