The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the study of religion. It will provide an overview of the way the concept of religion has developed in history, as well as how it has been used in different social and political contexts today. Students will learn how to employ diverse methods of approach to the subject, by using concrete religious examples in a plurality of traditions, beliefs and practices, e.g. Christian, Jewish, Islamic, and other South Asian traditions.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Replacing course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): THEO1040. Students who have successfully completed THEO1040 are not eligible to enrol in RELT1010.

Learning outcomes

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

1. Demonstrate understanding of an evidence based and critical approach to the study of religion;

2. Apply methodological approaches to the study of diverse religious traditions;

3. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion


This course critically explores the study of a diverse variety of religious traditions, practices and beliefs.


This course replaces THEO1040. If you have successfully completed THEO1040 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Essay: Written Essay Review

Essay: Major Essay

Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion & Participation

Online Learning Activity: Online Teamwork Assignment