THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Religious Studies 201.03
| Winter 1997
| Class time: MWF 9:00-9:50|
| Social Sciences 1330
|M 9:50-10:40 or by request
Material related to this course, including class notes, will be posted at: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~elsegal/201NotesList.html
- Theodore M. Ludwig, The Sacred Paths of the West
It is also recommended that students have a copy of the Bible (containing Old and New Testaments)
This course is primarily descriptive in its orientation, designed to familiarize students with the main features of the three major Western religions. Emphasis will be placed on the retention and understanding of basic facts and ideas presented in the lectures and textbook. The course will not include a research component. However, short essays will be included in each of the three tests.
Although students will be introduced to a number of different methodological perspective, the main approach taken in this course will be historical, tracing the evolutions of the religions, their ideas and communities from their beginnings until recent times, and noting both common and distinctive features of the respective religions.
"An Introductory study of Judaism, Christianity and
This course will examine the history of Judaism,
Christianity and Islam, tracing their development from their
foundational scriptures-the Hebrew Bible, New Testament and
Qur'an-and subsequent developments in their observances,
communal structures and ideas.
A numerical mark will be given for each course
requirement. Following the final examination, a letter grade
will be assigned on the following number and letter grade
scheme:Plagiarism is a serious offense, the penalty for which is an
F on the assignment and possibly also an F on the course,
academic probation, or requirement to withdraw. The
University Calendar states that "plagiarism exists when:
While it is recognized that scholarly work often involves
references to the ideas, data and conclusions of other
scholars, intellectual honesty requires that such references
be explicitly and clearly noted.
- a) the work submitted or presented was done, in whole or
in part, by an individual other than the one submitting
the work (this includes having another impersonate the
student or otherwise substituting the work of another
for one's own in an examination or test),
- b) parts of the work are taken from another source without
reference to the original author,
- c) the whole work (e.g., an essay) is copied from another
- d) a student submits or presents work in one course which
has also been submitted in another course (although it
may be completely original with that student) without
the knowledge of or prior agreement of the instructor
Plagiarism occurs not only when direct quotations are taken
from a source without specific acknowledgment, but also when
original ideas or data from the source are not acknowledged.
A bibliography is insufficient to establish which portions
of the student's work are taken from external sources;
footnotes or other recognized forms of citation must be used
for this purpose.
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Safewalk Team will walk you to your car, the LRT, or any destination on campus.
Safewalk is available to all students, staff and faculty any time of the day or
night. Look for the Campus Security Help Phones located throughout the
University. Please don't hesitate to call!
January 21, 1997 is the last day to "drop" a course and receive a full
fee refund, there will be no record of the course on the transcript. Students
may withdraw from courses from January 22 until April 17, but WILL GET NO
REFUND. The course will show up on the transcript with designation of "W."
This is specified on pages 52 (Fee Refund) and 79 (fee Refunds) of the 1996-97
Online copies of the class notes (the transparency overheads that were shown in class) can be obtained by clicking here
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