Studies of Religion: Living Conversations, Interfaith Connections
This course acknowledges religion as a distinctive answer to the human need for meaning in life, and affirms that there are many ways of studying and living out religion, It recognises and appreciates the significance of the role of religion in society and/ in particular, within Australian society. This course will ultimately challenge students to apply their knowledge of the Syllabus and its traditions to particular settings in which the theory and practice of SOR is taught – in particular the classroom and the interconnectedness between religions and traditions. This application will incorporate the relevant theoretical insights from research into SOR and its traditions, with a view to teaching the Syllabus systematically and creatively within the Stage 6 classroom.
|Faculty||Faculty of Education and Arts|
|School||School of Humanities and Social Science|
Not currently offered
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Themes will include a selection of the following:
The nature of religion and beliefs, its worldview, current global contexts, chief characteristics and contributions; Connections between the Indian and Abrahamic traditions; Primal religions, including Australian Aboriginal Beliefs and Spiritualities – The Dreaming, and Contemporary Aboriginal spiritualities; The five major religious traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, in relation to their – origins, principal beliefs, sacred texts and writings, core ethical teachings, personal devotions, observances, expressions of faith, and current global contexts; Selected religions of ancient origin such as Aztec, Celtic, Shinto, Taoism, or an indigenous religion from outside Australia; Other religious traditions such as Bahai; Religious traditions in Australia pre- and post-1945; Depth studies of the five major religious traditions listed above in terms of their – significant people and ideas, ethics, and significant practices in the life of adherents; The distinctive response of selected traditions to Religion and Peace; The human search for meaning through religion and non-religion; a brief treatment of strategies and ways of knowing to assist teaching of the Syllabus; examination of the potential for each treated tradition to promote mutual understanding, wisdom and personal/communal flourishing; and finally the course requirements for SOR I and II, their assessment and reporting; and preparation of students for their respective HSC exams.
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO6044 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6044.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for RELT60441|