This course is a survey of world religions and presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The course presents a neutral approach to world religions. It includes discussions about the roles of women in each tradition, and discussions of 'sect' and 'cult'. And substantial discussion is given on minor religions and major subgroups. Within the text, pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides.