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Unit of Study SOC10430 - Religions and the State (2015)

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  • Pre-requisites

      [[SOC00118 Introduction to Sociology] AND 36 credit points in any SCU units

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the history, key teachings and beliefs of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
2 explain the social dimensions of religions and religious belief
3 discuss the historical relationships between religious and secular laws
4 analyse relationships between religious and political worldviews
5 critically examine the role of religion in violence and gender issues.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the history, key teachings and beliefs of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  2. explain the social dimensions of religions and religious belief
    • GA2:
    • GA7:
  3. discuss the historical relationships between religious and secular laws
    • GA3:
  4. analyse relationships between religious and political worldviews
    • GA3:
  5. critically examine the role of religion in violence and gender issues.
    • GA3: