2018 Winter School Subject List

A History of God, Deities and Demons (RLST1002) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Studies in Religion
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Raphael Lataster - raphael.lataster@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Carole Cusack - carole.cusack@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Nov 2016 
End Date: 15 Dec 2016 
Capacity: 40 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 21 Nov 2016 
Census date: 03 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 03 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


This unit is a general introduction to the history of religions, beginning with the emergence of religion in pre-literate societies as evidenced in art and archaeology. It then studies the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Persia, India, China, Israel, Greece and Rome; before turning to the growth and spread of world religions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism. Students are expected to specialise in traditions and themes of their own choice in writing Essays.


1 x Early Feedback Assignment (500 words, 10%), 1 x Essay (2000 words, 40%), 1 x Take Home Research Task (1000 words, 30%), 1 x Tutorial Paper (1000 words, 10%) and Participation (10%)


Start Date: 29 Nov 2016     End Date: 15 Dec 2016

Lectures: Tue, Wed & Thu 10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Tutorials: Tue, Wed & Thu 13:30 - 14:30 hrs


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