The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code

PHIL1040

Units

10 units

Level

1000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides an introduction to the principal features of the world's major religions through reference to key events, characters, beliefs and related phenomena. With regard to each tradition, there will be a focus on both historical and contemporary events relevant to the understanding of religion today.


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Online

  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Identify key events, characters and beliefs of the religions being studied;

2. Critically analyse historical developments within religious traditions in light of their relevance today;

3. Apply humanities methods relevant to the study of philosophy and religion;

4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies of philosophy and religion.


Content

The course introduces students to the major religious traditions.


Assessment items

Essay: Research essay (40%)

Online Learning Activity: Virtual reality analysis (30%)

Quiz: Quizzes (30%)


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Online

Lecture

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks