Introduction to Biblical Worldview – RLGN 105

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/04/2022

Course Description

An introduction to the biblical worldview and contemporary moral issues. This course will introduce critical thinking skills. Religious and philosophical worldviews will also be explored.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Each student has been influenced by various cultural, religious, and family values and morals and often holds to personal opinions regarding these matters that have never been seriously considered. He or she must, therefore, be challenged to articulate and to validate a personal worldview by defining what is believed and defend why it is believed. Further, the student must learn to critically reflect on the many viewpoints and ethical issues that society offers, learn how to effectively communicate the biblical/Christian worldview in a multicultural society, and develop a consistently biblical approach to viewing and living his or her life.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 150 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 150 words. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 2, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.

Reflection Essay Assignment

This assignment is designed to assess elements of the student’s personal worldview. This essay reflects the student’s current knowledge and beliefs, so it may include personal pronouns and answers. The student is required to provide a 150–200-word minimum (total word count, not including the questions) response to the provided prompts. (CLOs: A, D)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 3.

Worldview Paper Assignment

The student will write a 450 word (minimum) research-based paper that focuses on answering the 5 Worldview Questions from a Biblical worldview. A minimum of 3 different sources is required. At least 2 of the sources must be outside of the course materials, videos, textbooks and the Bible.  (CLOs: B,C,D)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 1, 2, 3, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading and Presentation material for the assigned Module: Week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 30-minute time limit. A 2-point deduction may be assessed for each minute that the student goes over the 30-minute time limit. (CLOs: A, B, C, D, E)

This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: Critical Thinking 3, 5; Christianity and Contexts 3.