Undergraduate | UNE-RELS380 | 2024
Exploring the Sacred
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Exploring the Sacred
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of theoretical, methodological and conceptual knowledge central to the religious studies discipline;
- critically review, analyse and synthesise knowledge about the academic study of religion thereby demonstrating autonomy, objectivity and reflective practice;
- apply critical and creative thinking in undertaking research; and
- formulate and communicate clear and cogent written arguments consistent with the academic study of religion.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Religious studies scholarship is dynamic and interdisciplinary. Develop a deeper understanding of the academic field, its diverse subject matter and its methods, in this critical and reflective subject.
Explore phenomena such as sacred myths and rituals and belief in the unseen and unworldly, as well as consider such questions whether sport counts as religion.
You will enhance your analytical and communication skills as you reflect on approaches to the study of religion, including your own, and their advantages and disadvantages.
Assessment 1: Written task- 1500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Assessment 2: Written task - 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4.
- Assessment 1 - Essay - 2250 words (40%)
- Assessment 2 - Essay - 2250 words (60%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).
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Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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