Programs

World Religions

  • Grades11th
  • DatesSession 1: June 2 - July 7, Session 2: July 5 - August 10, 2023
  • Creditsone trimester, .333 credit
  • Price$735

The principal goals of World Religions are for students to develop a deeper understanding of both their own religion and those of their neighbors, and for them to come to appreciate how much the different religions have in common.

World Religions is a comparative study of Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. The central theme of the course is that, despite their significant differences, these religions share a basic conception of the divinity and of humanity, namely, that God—whether Allah, Brahman, or the Dharmakaya of Buddha—is the one infinite source of everything: absolute, transcendent, eternal, and uncaused; and that human beings are finite replicas of the divine reality. Of special importance are the related ideas of God as perfect love and of humans—in their interpersonal relationships—as reflections of that love.

This is a one trimester course which counts .333 credits toward Parish graduation requirements, and it fulfills the 11th grade religious studies requirement

Dates & Times

This summer, our World Religions course will be offered in three sections to accommodate busy travel schedules and create smaller classroom experiences. Dr. Brad Blue will teach one section during the first Summer Session (May 30 to July 7) and Mr. Andre Serralde will offer one section during our first Summer Session (May 30 to July 7) and another section during the second Summer Session (July 5 – August 10).  Please choose the Session that best suits your summer schedule. Students are not allowed to attend sessions they are not enrolled in.

Classes require in-person attendance at the Midway campus. Instructors encourage students to attend all scheduled classes to ensure success, but students are required to attend FIVE of seven face-to-face meetings to receive credit for the course.

Session 1A (Dr. Brad Blue)

Students must attend five of these meetings, in person, all 2:30-4:00 p.m.

  • June 2
  • June 7
  • June 13
  • June 15
  • June 20
  • June 22
  • June 28

Session 1B (Mr. Andre Serralde)

Students must attend five of these meetings, in person, all 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • June 6
  • June 8
  • June 13
  • June 15
  • June 20
  • June 27
  • June 29

Session 2 (Mr. Andre Serralde)

Students must attend five of these meetings, in person, all 10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • July 6
  • July 11
  • July 13
  • July 18
  • July 20
  • August 1
  • August 3

Program Instructor Session 1A

Brad Blue

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Program Instructor Session 1B and 2

Andre Serralde

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