The World's Great Thinkers, I


This course will explore the thoughts and influence of a range of highly influential traditional and classical figures across a diverse set of areas of study. Broadly speaking, these figures will be presented as representing the growth and development of the areas of study we now know as philosophy and religion. Such exploration is designed to introduce students to foundational concepts and issues addressed in these areas of study and to provide insight into the methods that are typically employed by them.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of key influential traditional and classical figures who have shaped the areas of study of philosophy and religion

2. Demonstrate skills in studying and analysing concepts and issues in the areas of study in question

3. Demonstrate competence interpreting historical and contextual factors at work within the disciplines in question

4. Demonstrate communication and information technology skills appropriate to the presentation of concepts, issues, ideas and beliefs that are to be found in the disciplines in question.


The course will explore the thoughts and influence of a range of most important and influential figures across traditional and classical cultural traditions whose work has had major impact on the development of philosophical and religious thought, and may include examination of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspectives.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Quizzes

Essay: Essays x 2

Contact Hours

Callaghan and On-Line from Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term