World Religions

UNSW Australia
In Sydney (Australia)

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Sydney (Australia)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Sydney (Australia)
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Faculty: Faculty of Law
School: Faculty of Law
Course Outline: See below
Campus: Sydney
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)
Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule
Further Information: See Class Timetable
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)
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Where and when

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University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, New South Wales, Australia
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Starts Different dates available
University of New South Wales, NSW 2052, New South Wales, Australia
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Law

Course programme

This course offers students a general introduction to five of the world’s major religions with a special focus on the way in which their specific laws and customs impact upon the behaviour of their adherents. The religions studied are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each week a specific practical theme will be traced across the five religions. The themes include sacred images; scriptural texts; ethics; the three life-cycle rituals of birth, death and marriage; food and clothing customs; the calendar; religious architecture and popular places of pilgrimage. An objective, comparative approach will be taken and little prior knowledge of any religious tradition is required. A major focus of the course is the social relevance of religion in today’s society. Its aim is to deepen the student’s appreciation of the rich mosaic, which characterises the practical and legaldimensions of the world’s great religions. More information can be found on the Course Outline Website.

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