Assignment 1: World View Chart Writing Assignment
Due Week 10 and worth 235 points
This assignment uses the information you have gathered for your weekly World View Chart Assignments. Choose one (1) category (origin of all things, nature of god, view of human nature, view of good and evil, etc.) from the chart to focus on for this assignment. Consider how the selected aspect relates to each of the religions covered and to your own social or work experiences.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
1.Select one (1) category from the completed World View Chart. Provide a rationale for choosing this category.
2.Describe the selected content and explain the significance of the selected category across the religions studied.
3.Provide one (1) specific example of how the selected category is manifested in your social environment.
4.Use at least three (3) quality resources as references for the assignment and document your sources using APA Style for in-text citations and references. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
5.Write clearly and coherently using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and mechanics.
Your assignment must:
•Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
•Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the studentâ€™s name, the professorâ€™s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•Analyze what is meant by religion.
•Analyze the similarities and differences in the primary beliefs held by major religious traditions and the cultures in which these religions evolved.
•Describe the varieties of religious experience and practice in a wide range of cultures.
•Recognize how daily life within various religions and current affairs are influenced by religion.
•Develop written pieces that demonstrate an analysis of a topic relevant to the course.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in religion.
•Write clearly and concisely about world religions using proper writing mechanics.
Due Weeks 2 through 10 and worth 35 points each week, with a total of 315 points.
A world view is a fundamental or basic orientation of thinking – like a mindset – which guides a culture and / or a person’s life. Like a point of view, it can be built of concepts, ideas, values, emotions, and ethics. Weltanschauung is the German word for this idea. Your goal for this course is to understand the world views of these various religions. In order to prepare you for your final assignment, you will outline the world views of various religions in the chart below, adding to it each week.
For this assignment, students will complete the weekly area of the chart, filling in the aspects of each religion as it is presented in the readings and resources. This chart, when complete, will be the starting point for the written assignment, due in Week 10.