Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
History of Religions DAO302 6 2 + 0 5

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Compulsory
Coordinator Assist.Prof. Tahyr ASHYROV
Instructors Assist.Prof. Tahyr ASHYROV
Goals To comprehend main world religions and comparing them with Islam
Contents Main world religions, their similarities and differences.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Defines the literature about the history of religions.
2 Defines the origin of religions.
3 Interprets the structure of religious formations
4 Defines the substance and the functions of the religious beliefs and practices.
5 Defines Islamic forms of the old turkic cults.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods A.Lecture, B.Discussion, C.Question and answer
Assessment Methods A.Examination, B. Homework

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The defination, subject and method of the history of religions. To read given subject
2 The relationship between the history of religions and other social sciences. To read given subject.
3 The importance, necessity and historical devolopment of the history of religions. To read given subject
4 Different views about the origin of religion. To read given subject
5 Primitive tribe religions. To read given subject
6 Beliefs and practices of the living primitive tribe religions. To read given subject
7 Main characters of national religions. To read given subject
8 Mid-term exam
9 Old Turkic cults To read given subject
10 Hinduizm To read gıven subject
11 Jainizm and Sikhism To read given subject
12 Zoroastrianism To read given subject
13 Shintoism To read given subject
14 New religious movements and their connections with other religions. (To read given subject

Textbook Dinler Tarihi, Prof. Dr. Güney Tümer/ Prof.Dr. Abdurrahman Küçük/ Dr. Mehmet Alparslan Küçük BERİKAN YAYINEVİ
Additional Resources Başlangıçtan Günümüze Dinler Tarihi Ekrem Sarıkçıoğlu FAKÜLTE KİTABEVİ

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignments 1 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 10
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 The sufficient knowledge about the field. x
2 The sufficient education knowledge of the field. x
3 Can define concepts, theories and teaching methods and practice in the field. x
4 Have information about features of students’ development and their learning. x
5 Taking into account developmental characteristic of student and individual differences provides suitable learning environment. x
6 Taking in to account the characteristics ant the achievements (purposes) of the subject appropriate teaching strategies methods and techniques apply. x
7 Takes tasks in individual and group works and fulfill them effectively. x
8 Takes responsibilities in solving problem and tries to produce solutions. x
9 Can makes self-assessment. x
10 Participates in social and cultural activities. x
11 Can makes within the discipline and interdisciplinary team study in educational applications. x
12 Follow changes in curricula and new resource and related materials. x
13 Aware of the national culture and universal values and give them importance. x
14 Have sufficient information about structure, development and history of Turkish Educational System. x
15 Knows and uses values and principles that Turkish National Educational System based on and field’s purpose, principles and techniques. x
16 Examines concepts related to the field with scientific methods. x
17 Has information of teaching programs, teaching methods and techniques and measurement and evaluation. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84
Assignments 2 12 24
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 6 6
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load (h) 144
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.8
ECTS Credit of the Course 5