Religions of the World

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screenshot-2016-09-14-12-17-22The study of the world’s religions is a lifelong journey. This course is designed to help a student organize his/her thoughts about religion and enable them to make intelligent judgments about religions, near and far. The student will be introduced to each religion by leading advocates of the tradition and will be challenged to reflect critically on each, as well.

Religion is a basic building block for society worldwide and one of the most powerful forces shaping world events. This course will unveil to you many of the hidden treasures of the world’s religions along with beliefs, practices, and expectations that drive civilizations.

Our goal is for students to grow in understanding and in appreciation of the many faith communities on our globe.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define “religion” and “spirituality” and describe the role they play in American society, world events, and human happiness.
  • Analyze the development of each religion and explain how world religions respond to specific human needs and cultural distinctions.
  • Compare and contrast the world religions in order to sharpen knowledge of each. Recognize the diverse doctrines and practices within the religions studied.
  • Make enlightened assessments about basic religious concepts, such as the divine, human purpose, the soul, etc.
  • Assess the influences of religion on American culture and on 21st-century trends.


Getting Started

Members may access the Religions of the World content in two ways:

  • Religions of the World may be installed in a member’s LMS.
  • Religions of the World content is available through your institution’s customized website.


If you are interested in using Religions of the World in your LMS, you must contact the NROC Project Manager at your institution to arrange for LMS installation (per instructions below).

To link to content through your Institution’s HippoCampus website, ask your NROC Project Manager for the custom URL. If you are not sure who your NROC Project Manager is, you may email

LMS Administrators

The Religions of the World course must be installed in your LMS by an LMS Administrator with sufficient privileges to set up the course. If you are the LMS Administrator, you will need to have a login to this website to gain access to the installation files. Check with your NROC Project Manager if you need access to the NROC Network.

Please Note: NO FILES WILL BE SENT TO YOU. You must download and install the course.

Please go to the Installation Tab to access the installation file for your LMS and follow the detailed directions provided.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Contributed courses were not developed by NROC, and we do not have control over the format of the content for installation in your LMS. These courses come in a zip file, with all media objects included. The course must be created manually, using our prototype as a guide; however, there is no IMSCC file. You also have the option to link to content on our servers.


Instructor Resources

Supplemental Instructor Resources

While not necessary to use the course, these additional materials are available to supplement the course or provide more context.


The Religions of the World course was contributed by the Chattanooga State Technical and Community College.  Special thanks to Judy Lowe and Dr. Catanzaro for their generous contribution.