Religion, War and Peace (PACS6917)

UNIT OF STUDY

Religion is frequently blamed as the cause of war, and yet peace and nonviolence are considered central to most, if not all, religions. In this unit, students gain an appreciation of the war and peace traditions of the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We look at sacred texts for sources of attitudes towards war and peace, and examine historical and contemporary case studies to deepen our understanding of both religion-based violence and the peacemaking potential of religion.

Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1000wd equivalent group presentation (15%), 1x1500wd short Essay (20%), 1x 3000wd final Essay (50%), 1x500wd equivalent questionnaire (5%), 1x Seminar participation (10%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.