All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
All human cultures reflect on the meaning of life through myth, symbol and abstract reflection. Studying the religions and theologies of different cultures, within a variety of historical contexts is both an important intellectual exercise and a fascinating process that provokes many questions about the past, the present and the future. The Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology was established in order to promote interdisciplinary teaching and research in the areas of religion and theology. The centre has established extensive links with the Melbourne College of Divinity and offers symposia, workshops and seminars in which research into religion and theology is presented and discussed. The centre is devoted to the critical study of a wide range of religious traditions, as interpreted both in the past and in the contemporary world. It is also concerned with thinking about the ways in which specific religious traditions (in particular Islam, Judaism, and Christianity) engage in intellectual reflection on a wide range of specific issues, such as the nature of God, ethics, social issues, gender, the environment and the meaning of life.
Students studying a sequence in religion and theology must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
Students studying a minor or major in religion and theology must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Available units include:
Units not offered in 2011
Note: Credit can also be given for units taken at the Catholic Theological College as well as for approved units taken at the Melbourne College of Divinity. The inclusion of such units will have to be approved by the board at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology on a case-by-case basis and students will have to submit an 'Application for complementary unit enrolment' form to the coursework office for each unit approved.