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ASP202 - World Religions

Note: You are seeing the 2013 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1

Trimester 2 (B, G, X) or Trimester 3 (X)

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:L Davis
Incompatible with:

ASP205, ASP305, ASP102


Students planning a major in philosophy must enrol in this unit at first year level (ASP102).  Quota applies to this unit. Online teaching methods require internet access.  Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit introduces students to the major ‘world religions’: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  The unit explores these religions by looking at their historical development, basic ideas, practices and sacred texts. In addition, students are introduced to a range of philosophical issues that arise within these religious traditions, such as: karma and rebirth; the relation between self and world, and self and God; different conceptions of God and salvation or liberation; and the question of how to understand the phenomenon of religious diversity.


On campus: Essay 2000 words 40%, Online program 20%, Two hour examination 40%
Off campus: Essay 2000 words 40%, Online program 20%, Two hour examination 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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