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PHIL 3032 - God, Faith and Infinity: Philosophy of Religion

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: PHIL 2044
Assessment: Short Essay (25%), Research Essay (55%), Small Group Discovery tasks (20%).

Most people, historically and today, have religious beliefs of one kind or another. Those beliefs are often deeply important to their holders, providing the framework for their entire worldview. In this course, we will investigate a number of issues about religious worldviews – about their content (Is religious language to be taken literally or metaphorically? What is the nature of God and its attributes?), as well as about their reasonableness (Are there good arguments for or against the existence of God? Do we have good evidence for belief in God – and what is good evidence anyway?). The focus of the course will be on the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism), which share similar conceptions of the role of God and its nature. The course welcomes students both with and without religious commitments, and is run in a spirit of respectful yet rigorous inquiry.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10874 LE01 40 8 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
18705 LEC0 40 13 No details available
Note: Online Lecture
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10875 WR01 91 32 18 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 11am - 12pm Ingkarni Wardli, B18, Teaching Room