University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This course provides an introduction to the principal features of the world's major religions through reference to key events, characters, beliefs and related phenomena. With regard to each tradition, there will be a focus on both historical and contemporary events relevant to the understanding of religion today.
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key events, characters and beliefs of the religions being studied
2. Critically analyse key developments within religious traditions and their relevance for today
3. Apply methods relevant to the study of religion;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
The course introduces students to the major religious traditions.
Essay: Short Essay
Essay: Research Essay
Quiz: Online Quizzes
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.