(Course Description & Learning Objectives)
With a shared origin, Hinduism and Buddhism are the belief systems of one of the largest segments of the world population and pose one of the major religious challenges to Christianity in the past and future. This course is an introductory study for students to understand the beliefs, practices, and cultural impacts of these two traditions. More specifically this course provides an opportunity for students to be able:
By doing so, students will formulate a Biblical approach to non-Christian religions or theology of religion, and become aware of some key issues and ongoing debates about evangelism among Hindu and Buddhist populations.
The following tuition rates are for new students enrolling (without a declared degree) in one of our online courses.
*Tuition rates for students enrolled in a declared degree program may vary by campus. See tuition & fees for more information.
Best for: Personal Enrichment
Participation: Auditors are restricted to non-participating member status in classes. In other words, auditors may not:
Credit/Grading: Auditors do not receive graduate credit nor a grade. Your Gordon-Conwell transcripts will note "AU" in place of a grade reflecting that you audited a course.
Best for: Students who desire structured feedback or anticipate enrolling in a future degree program.
Participation: Special Non-Degree Students are fully enrolled students expected to participate in all elements of a course as outlined in the course syllabus.
Credit/Grading: Your Gordon-Conwell transcript will reflect a letter grade, and course credit may be applied toward a future degree program. If you are new to graduate-level coursework and nervous about grading, you may elect to take the course for Pass/Fail. Rather than receive a grade, your transcript will only reflect whether or not you received a passing grade. Degree programs allow a limited number of pass/fail courses.