Introduction/Overview: (Two pages)
In this portion of the paper the students are to name the religious denomination that they selected and outline the major beliefs and structure of the religion. In this section students should also explain the affiliation that the local congregation has to the founding religion. As an example, if a student attended a ceremony at a reform temple in Judaism the student would outline the belief of reform Judaism. In addition, they would compare and contrast with other branches of Judaism as well as the affiliation of the temple.
Ceremony: (Two to three pages)
Students are to identify and explain the ceremony that they attended and list and document the date attended. In this section, attention must be given to the elements of the ceremony including; an overview from the homily, sermon or moral discourse offered during the ceremony.
Conclusion: (Two pages)
In this section students are to provide a summary of the experience of the assignment and any lessons learned. Did they find the experience valuable? Did the student like or dislike the experience and why? Did the student learn from the assignment? If so, what was gleaned from attending the ceremony?
The paper is to be six to seven pages, double spaced 12-point print. Students should have a cover page that is not part of the page count. The cover page must list the title of the religion selected, the congregation identified, and the date and name of the ceremony attended. On the cover page the students should list their name, class and professors name as well as a date submitted.