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ERIC Number: ED051813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 27
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A Rationale for the Expansion of Religious Studies in Community Colleges.
Haines, George L.
With a new accepting opinion toward religious studies, already exemplified by courses and departments in secondary schools, universities, and state colleges, a need exists for the expansion of religious studies in the junior colleges. Teaching religion, especially the history and study of comparative religions, is considered legal as long as neutrality is guaranteed. Studies must neither advance nor inhibit certain religious beliefs. Religious studies can be academically presented in a cultural, social, historical, literary, and/or artistic sense. A scientific examination as well as a reflective, expansional treatment should be used. Options on form and structure include: (1) each professor treating religion as it arises naturally in his subject matter; (2) offering specific courses on religion in various departments; or (3) as the author advocates, creation of a separate department or program for religious studies. The history of religious studies in junior colleges is traced in this report. (CA)
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Note: Seminar paper