Exploring the Sacred
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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.
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- 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
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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.
What is religion and how should we study it? There are many different approaches to the academic study of religion. This unit aims to help you develop a deeper understanding of the religious studies discipline and its focus. In so doing, you will explore such phenomena as sacred myths and rituals and belief in the unseen and otherworldly, as well as consider such questions as whether sport counts as religion. You will enhance your analytical skills and your communication skills as you reflect on approaches to the study of religion, including your own, and their advantages and disadvantages.
Assessment 1: Essay. 2250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2: Essay. 2250 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Assessment 1: Essay. 2250 words. (50%)
- Assessment 2: Essay. 2250 words. (50%)
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