World Religions Today
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- 27 Jun 2022
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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.
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.
Across the world, communities of worshippers maintain a set of beliefs in their religious practices and ethical rules. The different religions that have evolved in different places all have their own set of beliefs and customs that regulate their lives. This subject presents a comparative study of the five major world religions; Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. You will focus on both the foundation and development of each of these religions, with an emphasis on comparatively examining their central beliefs and practices in the contemporary world. Learn more about the nature and variety of world religions and develop your capacity 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%)
- Participation exercise (15%)
Current study term: 26 Jun 22 to 23 Sep 22
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