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RELS411 - Religious Existentialism

Course Details

Course Code: RELS411 Course ID: 3645 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the set of philosophical ideals that emphasizes the existence of the human being, the lack of meaning and purpose in life, and the solitude of human existence. The course will cover the existentialist philosophy and its leading historical proponents.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the complexity in Existentialism as a philosophy;
  2. Relate the concepts of Existentialist thought to religious and theological contexts;
  3. Identify key figures in the Existentialist stream of thought; and
  4. Recognize some areas of difficulty in reconciling Existentialism with religion in general, as well as with some particular religions.

Software Requirements

Microsoft Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint)

Adobe Acrobat Reader (Click here for free download)

Book Title:Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction - e-book available online, please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Publication Info:Oxford University Press
Unit Cost:$9.61
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.