Fees:  IB Exam Fee as appropriate

Learning Recommendations: Students should be prepared to research, discuss and compare world religions in a respectful and academic manner. Students should be prepared to participate through both verbal and written discourse. Students should be prepared to learn and work at a fast-paced, IB level. No prior knowledge of world religions is necessary for students to undertake this course of study.

General Description: The course will examine the question of nature and meaning of religion and its interaction in society, as well as survey major religions of the world. Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the interaction of religion, culture, and history, as well as the individual beliefs and practices of each religion. Students will have the opportunity to research and present other religions of the world based on their particular interests.

The aims of the IB Diploma Programme World Religions course are to enable students to:

Content: The course will follow the model laid out by the IB Programme and will be broken down as follows:

Strategies: Students will learn through a combination of:

Equipment to be provided by Student: Note cards and USB memory stick (thumb drive) recommended