20 credits at level HE4
This module introduces students to a wide range of ideas on God and religion, including their ethical, social, political and philosophical implications. It seeks to show how religious ideas have influenced and continue to influence individual lives and the world in which we live.
Primary emphasis will be give to the following religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Taoism. Lesser reference will be made to Judaism, Jainism, Ch'an or Zen Buddhism, Confucianism, Sikhism, Humanism, Materialism, Atheism, Nihilism.
There will be 14 sessions of 3 hours each, consisting of lectures-cum-seminars. Tutorials will be available on request. Assessment is by 2 essays.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand a range of ideas on religion and God.||Outline and explain a number of ideas on religion and God.|
|2.||Be able to explore the similarities and differences between various religions.||Demonstrate ability to appreciate similarities and differences between various religions.|
|3.||Understand the evolution of religious ideas and the mutual influence and reaction of religions on each other.||Show that you understand the evolution of religious ideas and the mutual influence and reaction of religions on each other.|
|4.||Be able to investigate the interaction between religious ideas and individual meaning, ethics, society, politics and philosophy.||Show awareness of the interaction between religious ideas and individual meaning, ethics, society, politics and philosophy.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Essay of 1500 words||Essay of 2000 words|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
You cannot take this module if you are taking or have taken:
Billington, R. The Religious Experience of Mankind (London: Fount Paperbacks,1971)
Fung Yu Lan A Short History of Chinese Philosophy (Collier Macmillan, 1948)
Gaer, J. What the Great Religions Believe (NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1963)
Osborne, R. Ancient Eastern Philosophy for Beginners (Icon, 1996)
|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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