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 Religious Studies 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)
Religious literacy and understandings of different cultural and religious perspectives is an indispensable skill in our global society as is the ability to analysis multiple perspectives. Career opportunities exist for Religious Studies students in the education sector, publishing, government agencies, cultural institutions, multicultural associations, media organisations, the public service and the marketing and tourism industries.
- To complete a Major sequence in Religious Studies select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
- To complete a Minor sequence in Religious Studies select any four (4) units from below, including no more than two (2) credit points at level 3
Complete the following unit from level 1:
Complete a further unit from level 1, selected from:
(This unit replaces ASS101 Peoples of the World from 2022)
Complete the following unit from level 2:
(This unit replaces ASR200 Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture from 2022)
Complete a minimum of 3 further units from level 2:
Complete the following unit from level 3:
Complete one of the following two units from level 3: