2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic 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 the understanding of philosophic and religious concepts and equip students to evaluate them.

Requisites: (1) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  (AND) (2) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® writing score of at least 237, or TSEN 65 ENGL 151 ENGL 151H ENGL 152 , or ENGL 152H   with at least a grade of C.
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Humanities and Fine Arts
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Explain the types of religious cults.
  2. Evaluate arguments for reasonability and soundness.
  3. Evaluate the impact religious cults have had around the world.
  4. Analyze the main components of different religious cults.