Preview Workflow

The CIM Courses system will be down temporarily undergoing routine maintenance.

Viewing: REL 2802 : Introduction to Chinese Religions

Last approved: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:01:48 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 16:55:31 GMT

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Religion (REL)
Introduction to Chinese Religions
Intro to Chinese Religions
Fall 2017
Course Type
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade

EALL 2802 - Introduction to Chinese Religions


Xiaofei Kang
Frequency of Offering

Term(s) Offered

Are there Course Equivalents?
Fee Type


General introduction to Chinese religions focusing on religious doctrines and institutions; religious practices, including ancestor worship, family and communal rituals, spirit possession, fengshui theories, pilgrimage, popular worship of ghosts and gods.
As a result of completing this course, students will learn to:
1. Obtain a basic knowledge of some key aspects of Chinese religious symbols, rituals, and practices.
2. Be able to develop oral communication skills through presenting their critical understanding of the texts and contexts and to engage their classroom peers.
3. Be able to understand, interpret and contextualize the primary sources and secondary scholarship and write critical analysis of them.
4. Be able to make critical and cross-cultural analysis of the definitions of “religion” in light of the Chinese context.
Uploaded a Course Syllabus
This is the Religion department's first and only introductory Chinese Religions course.
Course Attribute

Please cross-list with a new course also currently being proposed, EALL 2802.

This is NOT a GPAC course.
candaceg (Fri, 03 Feb 2017 22:08:53 GMT): Rollback: Hello, it looks as though you would like this course to be a gpac course. If so, please fill out the attached gpac checklist. Once your checklist is complete, please send an email to with the subject line GPAC READY FOR APPROVAL and resubmit your course through Courseleaf once the syllabus has been approved. If this course is not seeking GPAC, please resubmit and let me know that in the comments section. Thanks!
echacko (Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:10:54 GMT): Rollback: Please limit the course description to 1-2 sentences that can be used in the University Bulletin.
Key: 10633