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Introduction to Christianity (On-demand)

The basic concepts of the Christian faith. The study, based on the Bible, is directed toward understanding Christianity’s theological significance in relation to various fields of modern culture. Content is provided in English, and the assignment submission language is English.
Subject field
Humanities & Social sciences
Course coordinator
ALBERG Jeremiah
Target
Bachelor
General
High school
Fee: Free
提供
International Christian Universityロゴ;
Lecture
3 lectures
Video
video
Required time
Short time
Language
English
Subtitles
なし
Required Japanese language level
Purpose
Take a course
Issue
Certificate
Start month
Anytime
Open period
2022-09-26 ~ 2023-02-28
Contents
Lecturers
Competencies
Other information
Contact

Course

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    • Last update
    • 2022-12-21
    • Start month
    • Anytime
    • Required time
    • Short time
    • Lecture time
    • 15-30min
    • Open period
    • 2022-09-26 ~ 2023-02-28
    • Delivery method
    • On-demand
    • Course restrictions
    • None
    • System requirements
    • None
Keywords
Rene Girard, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, hermeneutics, violence and religion, Hegel, mimetic theory, German Idealism

Contents

1
These assignments are to prepare for the course and to enrich learning.
Each assignment is a No-Credit assignment.
Getting to Know You
Please tell us about yourself. If you have questions you do not wish to answer, you may leave them blank.
New Testament Reading Plan
Please submit a brief plan to read the textbook. After submitting your pre-assignments, Video lessons will appear.
2
Watch the videos from Introduction, Chapters 1 through 15, and Check your understanding with quizzes, achieving 100%.
Video Lessons Introduction + Chapter 1-15
There are a series of lectures explaining The Scapegoat uploaded to JV-Campus. You are to listen to these lectures, most of which are about 10 minutes in length. There are a total of thirty videos.
Check your understanding with quizzes - Intro & Chapter 1-15
After listening to lectures, you are to answer a 5-question quiz at the end. There are a total of thirty videos and thus thirty quizzes.
3
After submitting two quizzes and a report, students must complete a survey at the end of the course to earn an end-of-course badge.
Final Exam #1, #2
After all videos and quizzes are completed, you will take the Final Exam.
You must get 20 points each out of 25 to pass each exam #1#2.
Final Report
Please select one of the four topics and submit it along with your self-grading.
The self-grading score is to be answered within 5. questionnaire.
The themes and self-grading criteria are listed in the Final Assignment.
Application for issuance of digital badge
You may apply for a course completion badge by completing the questionnaire. You can also declare your self-grading of the final report here.

Lecturers

Course coordinator

Professor
Division of Arts and Sciences, College of Liberal Arts
International Christian University
Religious studies, History of thought, Philosophy/Ethics

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https://researchers.icu.ac.jp/icuhp/KgApp?kojinId=500661

Competencies

Literacy, Logical thinking ability, Problem finding ability, Problem solving skill, International character, Ethics

During this course, I hope that the student will learn the following:

  • The basic structure of the Christian Scriptures with the ability to the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament, the Gospels, Epistles and the Apocalypse
  • The basic meaning of what Christians call their “Creed” or the content of their faith.
  • The anthropological significance of the Christian Scriptures
  • The relationship between violence and religion

Course requirements

  • Understand lesson videos
  • Answer quizzes in English
  • Submit reports in English

Evaluation method

  1. Course Preparation Assignments    No Credit
  2. Video Lectures and Quizzes   150/150 (5 points x 30)
  3. Final Exam #1 #2  20/25 each
  4. Final Report 70/90
  5. Questionnaire Application for issuance of course completion badge

Upon completing all activities for the entire course, you will be automatically awarded the course completion badge to showcase the skills and knowledge you have obtained.

References

Textbook

The Bible (I will be using the Revised Standard Version translation, you may use any translation you prefer. For the purposes of the course it is much better if you have a paper version.)
René Girard, The Scapegoat (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986).

Contact

International Christian University
Center for Teaching and Learning
dmsc@icu.ac.jp