IB SL Subject: World Religions
The following three questions underpin the study of all world religions.
- What is the human condition?
- Where are we going?
- How do we get there?
What does this course involve?
Part 1: Introduction to world religions
Five world religions will be studied:
Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam and Taoism
30% Five stimulus response questions, covering at least three religions
Part 2: In-depth studies
Two world religions to be studied:
The study of each religion will be guided through the following themes:
• Sacred texts
• Religious experience
• Ethics and moral conduct
45% Two (of fourteen possible) essay questions based on guiding themes.
Part 3: Internal assessment Investigative study
25% Structured format based on an investigative study. Internal and externally moderated.