World Religions - 2017

Unit summary

REL101

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Critical Analysis - Reflection analysis (20%) , Essay - Research an Issue (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

In Australia, multiple religions coexist, along with secularism. In this unit, the significance of religion in the modern world is examined through a comparative study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Secularism. Themes such as the representation of images, the interpretation of sacred texts, ethics, birth and death are explored. Contemporary issues are examined from multiple perspectives. The aim of this unit is to provide a basic religious literacy that will enable you to critically engage with different religious perspectives.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. compare and contrast specific themes in Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  2. critically reflect upon issues related to religion and articulate a response substantiated by evidence.
  3. describe basic facts about Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  • Critical Analysis — Reflection analysis (20%)
  • Essay — Research an Issue (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam — 2 Part Exam (40%)
  • Journal — Learning Journal (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Studying Religion
2Image
3Book
4Birth
5Death
6Marriage
7Food
8Clothing
9Day
10Year
11Journey

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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