World Religions


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

On-Line from Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key events, characters and beliefs of the religions being studied

2. Critically analyse key developments within religious traditions and their relevance for today

3. Apply methods relevant to the study of religion;

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


The course introduces students to the major religious traditions.

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): RELI1010. Students who have successfully completed RELI1010 are not eligible to enrol in RELT1020.

Assessment Items

Essay: Short Essay

Essay: Research Essay

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Contact Hours


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term