University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PHIL 3037OL - God, Faith and Infinity

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week online
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Assumed Knowledge: PHIL 1103
Incompatible: PHIL 2044

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. This course is offered externally in parallel with the internal mode offering PHIL 3032 God, Faith and Infinity: Philosophy of Religion. Students will access recorded lectures at a time of their choosing. An asynchronous discussion forum and online quizzes constitute the remaining structured learning activities associated with this course.

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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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 08/05/2020 Fri 12/06/2020

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Unspecified
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
16421 01OL 80 25 No details available