Content

This unit will introduce a sequence of scientific attempts to explain the phenomenon of religion. Using a comparative approach, this unit will address the different aspects of religious phenomena. This unit will also introduce students to the history, teachings and practices of the major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and regional native traditions. In its conclusion, this unit will address the issue of religious fundamentalism and New Age Movements.

Unit Code: AR8100A

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Religious Studies

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Explain the main theories related to the origin and nature of religion

2.

Demonstrate knowledge of the history and teachings of the major world religions

3.

Compare different religious teachings

4.

Analyse the relationship between religion, politics and conflict/violence

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Pedagogy

Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes

Assessments

Name Description Weight (%)
Essay

Written Assessment Task Essay 2 (3000 words)

50.0
Essay

Written Assessment Task – Essay 1500 words

25.0
Essay

Written Assessment task – Essay 3000 words

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-22 15:23:06 +1100