The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course will explore the thoughts and influence of a range of highly influential modern 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 further 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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of key influential modern 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 modern cultural traditions whose work has had major impact on the development of philosophical and religious thought.

Assumed knowledge

HUMA1010 The World's Great Thinkers, 1

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Essays