Undergraduate | UNE-RELS182 | 2024
World Religions Today
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World Religions Today
About this subject
Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- exhibit an understanding of the role of religions in the modern world;
- communicate specialised knowledge of the nature and variety of the changes in the major world religions;
- apply cognitive and communication skills to complete an in-depth study of an aspect of the modern phase of religions by means of written assignments; and
- demonstrate an informed and educated attitude towards, and a continuing curiosity and interest in, the varieties of religious belief and practice.
- 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.
Around the world, communities of worshippers follow a set of beliefs in their religious practices and ethical rules. Religious traditions that have evolved in different places have all developed their own set of beliefs and customs that regulate their lives. The focus of this subject is a comparative study of the five major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You will study the foundations and development of each of these religions, with an emphasis on comparing their beliefs and practices in the contemporary world. In doing so, you will gain a deeper knowledge of the nature and variety of world religions and develop your ability to understand others.
Assessment 1: Short answers - 1000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4;
Assessment 2: Essay - 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4;
Assessment 3: Participation exercise - 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4.
- Short answers (35%)
- Essay (50%)
- Participation exercise (15%)
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To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- UNE-ART-DIP-2024 - Diploma in Arts
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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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses