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Offered in alternate years 2010, 2012
(B, G, X)
|Prerequisite:||One other unit of Philosophy|
|Incompatible with:||ASP206/306, ASP227|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
This unit aims to give students knowledge of some of the major philosophical issues in Western and non-Western approaches to religion along with some familiarity with the aims and methods of the discipline of philosophy.
Religion continues to be a major influence on people's lives and on world affairs. Is it possible to make rational sense of this phenomenon? What human needs does religion meet? Are its metaphysical and doctrinal claims able to be defended rationally?
Students enrolled in third year philosophy units are required to participate in extra third year activities throughout the trimester (see assessment details below).
On campus: two essays of 2000 words each 40% each, tutorial program 10%, participation in a general third year seminar 10%
Off campus: two essays 2000 words each 40% each, online program 10%, participation in a general third year online blog 10%
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