RELS381 Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History

Updated: 09 November 2017
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in RELS including RELS180 or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions RELS581
Notes None
Combined Units RELS581 - Chinese and Japanese Religion: A History
Coordinator(s) Mun-Keat Choong (mchoong@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit presents a historical study of the major religious traditions in China and Japan from early times to the present day. It features Daoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Chinese folk religion and mythology, major schools of Chinese and Japanese Buddhism, and contemporary Chinese and Japanese Buddhism. The social and political significance of religion in China and Japan is also examined.

Referenced Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Reference material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Introducing Chinese Religions

ISBN: 9780415434065
Poceski, M., Routledge Paperback 2009

Note: Also available as an e-book.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Introducing Japanese Religion

ISBN: 9780415774260
Ellwood, R., Routledge paperback edition 2007

Note: Also available as an e-book.

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 35% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 15% 1000
Assessment Notes

Written responses in online discussions and on campus classes

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge with depth regarding the conceptual/doctrinal foundations of the main religious traditions in China and Japan and their historical backgrounds;
  2. analyse and evaluate information regarding the distinguishing features of religion in the Chinese and Japanese traditions;
  3. analyse, generate and transmit solutions to problems regarding the roles of religion in the Chinese and Japanese traditions; and
  4. transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others regarding the theory and practice of religion in the Chinese and Japanese traditions.