Understanding religion has seldom been as important as it is today. There is increasing dialogue among the greater religions of the world, but there is also increasing misunderstandings of religious traditions. Religious ideas are regularly debated in the media and featured in popular culture and religious beliefs play a significant role in conflict, peace building, and international development. With countries and communities becoming more diverse and complex, the need for cross-cultural religious literacy and inter-disciplinary expertise in religion is becoming more urgent.
The Studies of Religions Major is a multi-disciplinary major that looks at religion and religions from diverse viewpoints and methodologies. The major includes units from the disciplines of anthropology, philosophy, sociology, literary and cultural studies and others. It also offers the possibility of focusing on particular religious traditions.Read More
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
ALL372 Literatures of Hell and Heaven (no longer available for enrolment)
Major study - students commencing 2017 must complete core unit ASR100
Major study - students commencing 2018 must complete core units ASR100, ASR200, ASR300