ASR100 - World Religions

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Leesa Davis
Trimester 3: Leesa Davis
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASB105, ASB106, ASP102, ASP202, ASP205, ASP305, ASP405

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour scheduled online seminar per week

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Interpret, reconstruct and accurately explain passages and texts from different religious traditions

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2

Integrate the analysis of sacred and scriptural texts with contemporary scholarly and critical material

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO3

Discuss in a reflective and critical way the beliefs and arguments of competing religious and philosophical schools

GLO2: Communication

ULO4

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)

GLO6: Self-management

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO5

Analyse different belief structures and isolate their scriptural and cultural underpinnings

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO6

Evaluate the transformation of traditional understandings in the light of modern interpretations and cross cultural religious literacy

GLO8: Global citizenship

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 - Essay 1600 words
or equivalent
40% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 - Online Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
20% Information not yet available

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.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link 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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