World Religions

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

World Religions

A major in World Religions requires 36 senior credit points including WREL2001 World Religions in Context, 6 credit points from the listed core units of study on theory and methodology, and 12 credit points each from two religious traditions of your choice. At least 6 credit points of the major must be at 3000 level.

Junior units of study

RLST1002
A History of God, Deities and Demons
6      Semester 1
Summer Early
RLST1005
Atheism, Fundamentalism and New Religions
6      Semester 2

Senior units of study

Compulsory
WREL2001
World Religions in Context
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion
Semester 1
Core
ANTH2667
The Anthropology of Religion
6    P (12 Junior credit points from Anthropology) or (12 Junior credit points from Religion Studies)
Semester 1
RLST2614
Philosophy of Religion: Reason & Belief

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion
N RLST2014
Semester 2
SCLG2626
Sociology of Religion
6    P (12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Studies of Religion)
Semester 2
RLST3601
Rethinking Religion
6    P 12 Senior credit points from Studies in Religion
Semester 2

Electives

Christianity units
RLST2624
The Birth of Christianity

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P (12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion) or (6 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion and (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANHS1602))
N RLST2024
Semester 1
RLST2605
Christianity and the Medieval World

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion
Semester 2
BBCL2609
Historical Jesus to Written Gospels
6    P 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2631 or HBRW2632 or RLST1002) and 6 from Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies
N BBCL2003
Semester 1
RLST3602
Global Christianity
6    P 12 senior credit points from Studies in Religion
N RLST2006 or RLST2606
Semester 1
Buddhism units
ASNS2621
Buddhist Philosophy
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
N : ASNS2313
Semester 1
ASNS2625
Buddhism in Modern Asia
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Table A
Semester 2
Judaism and Bible units
JCTC2603
Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross
6    P 12 Junior credit points in one of of (Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, or Studies in Religion, or History, or Ancient History)
N JCTC2003


This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.
Semester 1
JCTC2604
From Expulsion to Regeneration
6    P 12 Junior credit points in one of of (Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture, or Studies in Religion, or History, or Ancient History)
N JCTC2004
Semester 2
BBCL2603
Messianism in Biblical Prophetic Texts
6    P 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2631 or HBRW2632 or RLST1002) and 6 from (Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies)
Semester 1
BBCL2607
Biblical Poetic Books

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 Junior credit points including at least 6 from (BBCL1001 or BBCL1002 or HBRW1111 or HBRW1112 or HBRW2631 or HBRW2632) and 6 from (Hebrew, or Biblical and Jewish Studies, or Ancient History, or History, or English, or Studies in Religion, or Arabic Studies)
N BBCL2003
Semester 1
BBCL3601
Daniel and Revelation as Apocalypses
6    P BBCL2603 or BBCL2607 or BBCL2609 or BBCL2610 or BBCL3602 or HBRW2623 or HBRW2625 or HBRW2632 or HBRW3601 or HBRW3602
N BBCL2006 or BBCL2606
Semester 2
Islam units
ARBC2671
Transnational Muslim Women and Veiling

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures, French Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, History, Studies in Religion.
Semester 2
ARBC2672
Arab Diasporas
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures, French Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, History, Government and International Studies, International and Global Studies
Semester 1
ARBC2681
Gender and Politics in the Arab World
6      Semester 2
Indigenous Religions and Local Traditions
RLST2631
Celtic and Germanic Mythology
6    P 12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion
N RLST2001 or RLST2002
Semester 2
RLST2636
Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 Junior credit points from studies in Religion
Semester 1
ANHS2605
Ancient Greek Religion

This unit of study is not available in 2016

6    P 12 junior credit points of Ancient History, Classical Studies, Ancient Greek or History OR 6 junior credit points of Ancient History and 6 junior credit points of either Latin, Greek (Ancient), Classical Studies, History, Philosophy, Archaeology (Classical) or Archaeology (Near Eastern)
Semester 2
Summer Early

Honours

WREL4011
World Religions Honours A
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL4012
World Religions Honours B
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL4013
World Religions Honours C
12      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL4014
World Religions Honours D
12      Semester 1
Semester 2