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Students may not undertake both a major/minor in Theological Studies and a major in Study of Religions but may undertake minors in both disciplines in the Bachelor of Arts. Students in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts degree must follow advice from the course coordinator in the selection of units in the major and minor.
Our multicultural societies are home to a vibrant mix of religious beliefs and experiences. Undertaking a major/minor sequence in Study of Religions is an exploration of this diversity and its implications for contemporary society. Students will study the three major world religions —C hristianity, Judaism and Islam — as well as having the opportunity to study religions practised in contemporary South and East Asia. We also look at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spiritualities, and their connectedness to Country, as well as exploring the spiritual & religious traditions of other Indigenous peoples from around the world. In all units of study, Study of Religions goes beyond merely understanding the practice of religion. Students will graduate with a critical awareness of the historical and contemporary aspects of each religion, as well as the need for interfaith relations and dialogue.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
- 20 cp from 100-level units (Part A);
- 40 cp from 200-level units (Part B);
- 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C).
*Students in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary) and Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education) must complete 60 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of no more than 2 units at 100-level and at least 2 units at 300-level.