Philosophy of Eastern Religion

Course code PHIL3035Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course examines Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism from a 'religion as organism' perspective: focusing on their organically intertwined histories, their capacity for adapting to their changing environments and the changing needs of the people to whom they have ministered, and the interactive roles that reason and emotion have played in their evolution as belief systems.

Not available in 2014

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011
Objectives(1) Impart to students knowledge of the three religions in question: their histories, doctrines and philosophies; the influence they have had on each other's histories, doctrines and philosophies, the various means by which they have dealt with the human predicament, and the light they shed on the nature of human nature.

(2) Develop students' analytical, written and oral presentation skills.
ContentHinduism, Buddhism and Taoism: their histories, doctrines and philosophies; the influence they have had on each other's histories, doctrines and philosophies, the various means by which they have dealt with the human predicament, and the light they shed on the nature of human nature.
Replacing Course(s)PHIL3990
TransitionStudents who have completed PHIL3990 will not be eligible to enrol in PHIL3035.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeAt least 20 units of PHIL or RELI at 1000 level, or 40 units of any other courses at any level.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsMinor Essay (800-1000 words), 20%

Major Essay (2000 words) 40%
Examination: Take HomeTake-Home Exam (2000 words), 40%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term