2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 260 - Cults and New Religious Movements

3 CR
Countless groups, old and new, mark the religious landscape in our culture. Students will critically examine the characteristics of a cult, and compare different types of cults and movements in our study. Analysis for each religious group will focus on its history and development, primary theological doctrines, ethical issues, and apologetics in terms of how mainstream traditions have responded. The goal is to expand understanding of philosophic and religious concepts, and equip students to evaluate them.

Prerequisites & Requisites: (1) ACCUPLACER® reading score of 60, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  (AND) (2) ACCUPLACER® sentence skills score of at least 55, or TSEN 65  with at least a grade of C.