2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of trimester.
Last updated: 5 October 2020
ASB105, ASB106, ASP102, ASP202, ASP205, ASP305, ASP405
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 (one) scheduled online seminar per week
Previously coded ASP102
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 different conceptions of salvation or liberation.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Interpret, reconstruct and accurately explain passages and texts from different religious traditions
GLO4: Critical thinking
Integrate the analysis of sacred and scriptural texts with contemporary scholarly and critical material
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Discuss in a reflective and critical way the beliefs and arguments of competing religious and philosophical schools
Put forward ideas and arguments of your own using language that is concise, clear and conforms to the standards of academic scholarship (e.g., proper referencing of sources)
Analyse different belief structures and isolate their scriptural and cultural underpinnings
GLO5: Problem solving
Evaluate the transformation of traditional understandings in the light of modern interpretations and cross cultural religious literacy
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: ASR100 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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