REL 3190 - Religion and Health

This course will look at how human beings over time have conceptualized their bodies, the experience of good health and illness, and the causes of good health and illness. Human beings throughout history, and in all cultures, have sought explanatory models for the nature of the body and how our actions and environment affect health and illness. Religious and spiritual beliefs and practices often play a significant role in these explanatory models. In this course, we will cover how different cultures incorporate religious or spiritual principles for achieving a healthy lifestyle as a part of these explanatory models. This course satisfies WMU Essential Studies Level 3: Connections – Global Perspectives Category.

Credits: 4 hours

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