World Religion

Syllabus

Some basic guidelines and expectations for the proceeding module. Refer back here if you forget specifics.

Religion and Society TR

Here, we discuss the chief paradigm of the class. A religion is a habitus that bear witness to a systemic unity.

Religion and Society MWF

Here, we discuss the chief paradigm of the class. A religion is a habitus that bear witness to a systemic unity.

Ancient Religious Practice TR pt1

We discourse four main features of religious societies and how they may translate into modern social circumstances. We consider ancient traditions like those of Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Ancient Religious Practice pt2

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Indigenous Religious Practice NA (short audio)

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Indigenous Religious Practice Af (short audio)

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Judaism (short audio)

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Ancient Chinese Traditions

Here I briefly discuss ancient dynastic religious thought and its implications for Confucianism and Taoism.

Ancient Japanese Traditions

Here I briefly discuss ancient dynastic religious thought and its implications for the Shinto tradition in Japan.

Hinduism pt 1

We explore some of the geopolitical and conceptual underpinnings of the Hindu tradition.

Hinduism pt 2

We explore some of the geopolitical and conceptual underpinnings of the Hindu tradition.

Buddhism pt 1

We explore some of the geopolitical and conceptual underpinnings of the Buddhist tradition.

Buddhism pt 2

We explore some of the geopolitical and conceptual underpinnings of the Buddhist tradition.

Christianity pt 1

We explore the Judaic framework for Christianity's claims.

Christianity pt 1

We discuss the expansion of Christianities through time and the world.

Fys/Coll 1500

Syllabus

Here, I discuss some of the unique features of my approach to grading, scheduling, and more. Be aware that some of the audio is hazy because my microphone ran out of battery.

The Great Conversation

I contend that college is best understood as a conversation that has been going for quite some time. I begin by trying to convince you that everything is an argument and—by virtue of that—everything is a conversation.

Toulmin Model

Toulmin's model of logic is the heart of our class. In this lecture I explain the difference between claims, data, and warrant and how each are critical to understanding any conversation.

Questions by Topic

To enrich the conversations—and the Toulmin model—we need to ask critical questions. I lean on Aristotle's common topics to explore a few different tools for asking questions.

Composing the Counterclaim Pt 1

In continuation with the previous lecture, I explore how questions always move from large to small and back again. We discuss synthesis and analysis specifically.

Composing the Counterclaim Pt 2

In continuation with the previous lecture, I explore how questions always move from large to small and back again. We discuss synthesis and analysis specifically.

Composing the Counterclaim Pt 3

In continuation with the previous lecture, I explore how questions always move from large to small and back again. We discuss synthesis and analysis specifically.

Campus Resources

One of the College Success standards is to explore campus resources. We discuss Adobe Spark as a means to advertise these resources.

Academic Plan pt 1

One of the College Success standards is to explore your transcripts. Leslie Cragwall visits to discuss transfer and transitioning.

Academic Plan pt 2

One of the College Success standards is to explore your transcripts. We discuss Google Docs as a means to record these transcripts.

Self-Literacy

Here we discuss Johari's window and the complexity in finding the warrants which drive our career decisions.

Career Project

One of the College Success standards is to explore your future. We discuss Powtoon as a means to explore careers.

Tech and Tools

Each year I scour the internet in search of interesting, whacky, and useful tools that may befit the college student.

Social Integration and Deviance

Unlike most College Success classes, I conclude by exploring your social life. Partying, sports, and relationships are often the most formative element of your future.