In 2016, Dr. Dan Mathewson participated in a Teaching Interfaith Understanding faculty development seminar, run in partnership between the Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Interfaith America, and generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. For information on future seminars, and to access more resources created by seminar alumni, visit The Council of Independent Colleges.
About This Assignment
The following assignment was developed by Dr. Dan Mathewson for use in his “Religions of the World II: The Newer Traditions” course at Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC). In this course, students focuses on the theological tenants and practices of newer religious traditions, such as Mormonism, The Baha’i Faith, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. This assignment outlines the final project for the course, in which students are required to research a religious tradition, attend the tradition’s worship services, and then write a final paper that integrates the student’s research with their in-person experiences.