Critically examine Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and secularism. Explore them from multiple viewpoints. Interpret religious texts and images. Uncover the ways these belief systems address issues like marriage, food and death.
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- 26 Aug 2019
- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
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On successful completion of this subject, you should be able to:
- compare and contrast specific themes (Image, book, Ethics, Birth, Death, Marriage, Food, Clothing, Day and Year, Building and Journey) in Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam
- critically reflect upon issues related to religion and articulate a response substantiated by evidence
- describe basic facts (about images, texts, ethics, birth, death, marriage, food, clothing, ritual, building and journeys) found in Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
- Studying Religion
- Day and Year
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Web links
- Online Assessment
No eligibility requirements
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Students may independently visit places of worship for the six religions and talk with religious practitioners.
In Australia, multiple religions coexist, along with secularism. In this subject, the significance of religion in the modern world is examined through a comparative study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. 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 subject is to provide a basic religious literacy that will enable you to critically engage with different religious perspectives.
- 2 hour invigilated exam (30%)
- Essay 1 - 1000 words (30%)
- Essay 2 - 1000 words (30%)
- Discussion Forum (10%)
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