This course introduces students to the religious studies discipline. It provides an overview of the history, beliefs, and practices of both Eastern and Western religions, including Indigenous traditions of North America, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. It explores the differences and similarities of the central tenets in the world's major religions and analyzes the close relationship among religion, society, and culture. It evaluates multidisciplinary methodological approaches to the study of religion and religions. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for RELG 101 or RELG 101H.