Philosophy of Religion

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Religion

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    Introduction
    The philosophical approach to religion and discussion of such topics as the existence of God, the problem of evil, immortality and life after death, whether religious beliefs can be justified, and the significance of other religions.

     
    Learning Objectives
    1. An understanding and ability to express orally and in writing alternative points of view on fundamental questions about religon.
    2. A demonstrated ability to rigorously test ideas and arguments in ways that are of general application.
    3. A knowledge of some of the most influential historical positions on the understanding of religious teachings and their critique
    4. An ability to articulate clearly and in a fair and reasonable way alternative positions on religious questions, whether or not the student personally agrees with them.
    5. A capacity to express in writing interpretations and critiques of selected primary sources on religious subjects.
    6. In general, oral and written skills in distinguishing argument from mere assertion, and spirited and thoughtful advocacy from mere polemics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.