HRT3M World Religions and Belief Traditions – Grade 11 (University/College)
GRADE: 11 (University/College)
AVAILABILITY: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Social Science and Humanities
HRT3M online provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. In HRT3M online, students will examine sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.
UNIT ONEWhy Religion?
- In this unit, students will dig right into the why and how of religion in their modern lives. Students will familiarize themselves with some basic methodology for studying World Religions and some religious terminology. Students will also seek to learn why humans have religious beliefs, what questions religion seeks to answer and the basic differences between a scientific worldview and a religious one.
UNIT TWOReligion, Cult and Culture
- In this unit, students will continue their introduction to the vast process that is studying religion. Students will look at the different classifications/types of religious belief, the difference between religion and cults, the interaction between religion and culture, and the organization the units of study that explores the individual religions they will look at in this course.
- In this unit, students will begin to explore one the oldest religions in the world, Hinduism. Students will learn about how Hinduism and its origins serve as the basis for many eastern religions, and how the connections between ancient ideas can have strong connections to modern ideas and existence. Students will also begin their experiential learning assignment Sacred Spaces.
- In this unit, students will explore the Buddhist religion, noting it’s rich history and unique concepts about suffering and enlightenment, as well as its similarities and differences to Hinduism.
- In this unit, students will learn about the Jewish faith. Judaism is oldest monotheistic religion and the root of all the Western Religions.
- In this unit, students will get a crash course in Christianity. As one of the most influential and far-reaching religions in the western world with approximately 2.1 billion followers, students will explore how its impacts cultural development, as well as how it has evolved over time.
- In this unit, students will begin looking at the Islamic faith. Islam traces its roots back to Abraham, the Patriarch of Judaism, thus sharing a belief in the same God as Christians and Jews, and is the fastest growing world religion.
- In this unit, students will have the opportunity to explore Sikhism using the skills and knowledge they have already acquired learning about other world religions throughout this course. Sikhism is the newest of the world religions students will be studying. It emerged in the Punjab which now falls into the present-day states of India and Pakistan. As such elements of Hinduism and Islam can be seen within this unique faith that blends Eastern and Western faith traditions.
UNIT NINEAboriginal Spiritualities
- In this unit, students will look at some of the aspects of Native/Aboriginal Spirituality as part of the rich history of Canadian. This faith tradition falls into the “Balance Tradition” category which aims to maintain balance and connectedness within themselves, their communities and the natural world.
- This project is one of the final evaluations of HRT3M online. This project will challenge students to use knowledge of all concepts taught throughout the course and is worth 15% of the final grade.
FINAL EXAMProctored Exam
- This exam is the final evaluation of HRT3M online. Students need to arrange their final exam 10 days in advance. All coursework should be completed and submitted before writing the final exam, please be advised that once the exam is written, any outstanding coursework will be given a grade of zero. The exam will be two hours. There are three options for taking the exam:
- WRITE EXAM AT BLYTH ACADEMY CAMPUS: If you live close to a Blyth Academy Campus, or if you attend a Blyth Academy Campus, you can take your exam there. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Check for an available time and date at the campus of your choosing. The earliest available date will be open within the next 3-5 business days. You cannot book an exam in more than one campus or multiple times at the same campus. You will receive an automatic confirmation email with next steps and exam information. You can cancel and reschedule anytime using the same link.
- ARRANGE YOUR OWN PROCTOR: If you want to arrange a proctor yourself, you can do that. The proctor will need to be approved by us and will need to supervise the exam at his or her place of work, or at a public place such as a library. Some libraries and study centres offer this service themselves. The proctor must be approved by us and must be a working professional (eg teacher, doctor, businessperson, and must provide a work email address for correspondence (no Gmail, Hotmail, etc.). Please note that the final exam cannot be proctored by a family member or by a tutor for that specific subject. Once inside the exam scheduling interface, please click Login/Create Account. Select Arranging My Own Proctor and proceed to schedule your exam.
- USE EXAMITY PROCTORING SERVICE: For a fee of 22 USD*, students can arrange to take their exam in the comfort of their own home, at any time, on any day. Please select Examity Exam in the exam section of your course to set up your Examity profile and schedule your exam. Exams must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. *Price is subject to change.
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