World Religions

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World Religions

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview


    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.

    Learning Outcomes

    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.

    Assessment Items

    Essay: Short Essay
    Essay: Research Essay
    Quiz: Online Quizzes

Course Disclaimer

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.