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Studies of religion

Studies of Religion II

2 Unit Board Developed Course (BDC) Category A

The Studies of Religion course does not promote any single religious view or faith, but rather examines the nature and significance of religion. Students critically examine the influence of belief systems and religious traditions on individuals and cultures within Australian society and the wider global context. The course considers Australian Aboriginal beliefs and spiritualties and the five major religious traditions of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism.

The course suits students who have an interest in human behaviour and expression and who are willing to be open minded. The course is intended to build acceptance of religious diversity and an understanding that each religious tradition has its own integrity and contribution to make in a well-ordered society.

To be successful in this course a student needs to have sound literacy skills (Naplan band 7 or higher) and a willingness to further develop their critical and conceptual thinking skills.

Further information is available on the Studies of Religion II syllabus website.

Year 11

Course content:

  • nature of religion and beliefs
  • three religious tradition studies
  • religions of ancient origin
  • religion in Australia pre-1945

Year 12

Course content:

  • religion and belief systems in Australia post- 1945
  • three religious tradition depth studies
  • religion and peace
  • religion and non-religion