Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

Online Course

Future Learn
Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

What is the course about?

Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity
The course Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover why religion is important for understanding and engaging with global challenges.
Course description
  • Consider the ways religion affects personal and political decision-making
  • 4 weeks
  • Religion not only influences personal behaviours and ethics, but it’s also relevant to international conflicts and domestic policy decisions. On this course, you will gain a broader understanding of why religion matters in society and in different cultures.
  • You will understand the concepts of religious literacy and religious diversity, both within different societies and religious traditions themselves. You will also use case studies to explore Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and indigenous religious traditions in both historical and contemporary contexts.
  • This course is for anyone who may interact with a religiously diverse public in their personal or professional lives. This includes police, civil servants, teachers, journalists, council workers and parents.
  • The Open University
  • The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

Prerequisites & Facts

Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

Course Topic

Politics & Society, Religion

University, College, Institution

The Open University

Course Skill Level

Course Language

English

Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)

Degree

Certificate

Degree & Cost

Why Religion Matters: Religious Literacy, Culture and Diversity

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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School: The Open University
Topic: Politics & Society, Religion
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