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 & 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 2015

6    P 12 Junior credit points from Studies in Religion
N RLST2014
Semester 2
SCLG2626
Sociology of Religion

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Junior credit points in Sociology) or (12 Junior credit points in Studies of Religion)
Semester 2
Summer Main
Winter Main
RLST3601
Rethinking Religion
6    P 12 Senior credit points from Studies in Religion
Semester 2
Christianity units
RLST2624
The Birth of Christianity

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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
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) and 6 from any of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies.
N BBCL2003
Semester 1
Buddhism units
BDST2612
Buddhist Meditation Practices
6    P 12 Junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG
N RLST2623
Semester 2
BDST2616
The Buddha's Words

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P 12 Junior credit points from BDST, ANTH, ASNS, BBCL, GCST, RLST, PHIL1011, PHIL1013 and SCLG
N ASNS2624, ASNS2622
Semester 1
BDST3611
Buddhist Philosophical Traditions

This unit of study is not available in 2015

6    P (12 Senior credit points from Buddhist Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Asian Studies) or (12 Senior credit points of Studies in Religion or World Religions) or (12 Senior credit points from Philosophy)
N ASNS2621
Semester 2
Summer Early
Judaism and Bible units
JCTC2603
Jews Under the Crescent and the Cross
6    P (12 Junior credit points of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture) or (12 Junior credit points of Studies in Religion) or (12 Junior credit points of History) or (12 Junior credit points of 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 of Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture or 12 Junior credit points of Studies in Religion) or (12 Junior credit points of History or 12 Junior credit points of Ancient History)
N JCTC2004
Semester 2
BBCL2603
Messianism in Biblical Prophetic Texts

This unit of study is not available in 2015

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, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies
Semester 1
BBCL2607
Biblical Poetic Books
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, Biblical and Jewish Studies, Ancient History, History, English, Studies in Religion or Arabic Studies
N BBCL2003
Semester 1
Islam units
ARBC2671
Transnational Muslim Women and Veiling
6    P 12 Junior credit points from Arab Language and Cultures, French Studies, European Studies, Asian Studies, American Studies, History, Studies in Religion.
Semester 2
Indigenous Religions and Local Traditions
RLST2636
Ancient Egyptian Religion and Magic
6      Semester 1
ANHS2605
Ancient Greek Religion
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

Exchange

WREL2801
World Religions Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL2802
World Religions Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL2803
World Religions Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL2804
World Religions Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WREL2805
World Religions Exchange
6      Semester 1
Semester 2

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