How to Study Religion
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2011, 2008, 2006, 2005
What is religion? How should it be studied? This course examines key religious categories such as ritual, mysticism, the sacred and transcendence through prominent research methods in religious studies such as social-anthropology, psychology, phenomenology, and theology. It therefore provides the basis for higher academic reflection upon diverse religious traditions as well as preparing students for more advanced study and research.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Critically analyse religious categories such as ritual, mysticism, the sacred and transcendence
2. Employ advanced research methods in the study of diverse religious phenomena
3. Demonstrate advanced writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to theology and religious studies.
The course will address advanced methodologies and key issues in the study of religion.
20 units RELI or THEO courses at 1000 or 2000 level
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term