Major - Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1024.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.

This multidisciplinary major pursues critical and rational analysis of questions about individuals and societies; about human knowledge, culture and existence. It inquires into issues about human nature; the scope and limits of knowledge and belief; God and ethics; conflict and violence; ritual and myth; and religion, politics and culture. The major provides students with rigorous training in analytic and creative thinking, intellectual independence and cultural and ethical awareness.

Major Structure

Students must complete the compulsory Level 1 unit

101686 Anthropology and Philosophy Look at Religion

and seven units from the following pools with no less than three units at Level 3

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

Level 1 Unit Pool

101462 Understanding Islam and Muslim Societies

Level 2 Unit Pool

101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
100850 Buddhism in the Contemporary World
100852 Classics of Modern Philosophy
101856 Film and Philosophy
101464 Great Texts of Islam: Qur'an and Hadith
101843 Philosophy and Environment
101881 Philosophy and the Good Life
101867 The Ethical Life
101294 The Western Philosophical Tradition

Level 3 Unit Pool

101295 Aesthetics
101688 Anthropology of Religion
400087 Applied Critical Methods
100863 Ethical Cultures
100998 Evolutionary Thinking
100961 Humanities Internship
101467 Islam in Southeast Asia
101463 Islam in the Modern World
101465 Islamic Law in a Changing World
101724 Literary Animals
100875 Literature and Philosophy
100275 Philosophies of Love and Death
101761 Philosophy and the Visual
100879 Philosophy Today
101665 Politics and Religion
101003 Religion and Culture
101359 Sociology of Religion
100969 Theories of Conflict and Violence
101880 The Space of Literature
101798 Understanding Freedom
101010 What is the Human?
101471 Women in Arabic and Islamic Literature

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