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Studies of Religion 1 unit Course Structure

Preliminary
SOR I Duration (indicative hours) 16 SOR II Duration (indicative hours) 16

Nature of Religion and Beliefs Religious Tradition Study 1 Religious Tradition Study 2

Nature of Religion and Beliefs

22 22

Religious Tradition Study 1 Religious Tradition Study 2 Religious Tradition Study 3 Religions of Ancient Origin Religion in Australia pre-1945

22 22 22 22 16 120 hours

Total

60 hours

Total

HSC
SOR I Duration (indicative hours) 16 SOR II Duration (indicative hours) 16

Religion and Belief Systems in Australia post-1945 Religious Tradition Depth Study 1 Religious Tradition Depth Study 2

Religion and Belief Systems in Australia post-1945 Religious Tradition Depth Study 1 Religious Tradition Depth Study 2 Religious Tradition Depth Study 3 Religion and Peace Religion and Non-Religion

22

22

22

22

22

22 16 120 hours

Total

60 hours

Total

Nature of Religion

Symbols
Beliefs and BeIievers

Myths and stories Rituals and Ceremonies Social Structures Ethics Religious Experience Sacred Texts and Writings Inner life of values, meanings and purposes

Outcomes
A student: P1 P2 P6 P8 describes the characteristics of religion and belief systems identifies the influence of religion and belief systems on individuals and society selects and uses relevant information about religion from a variety of sources uses appropriate terminology related to religion and belief systems.

Content

Students learn about:

Students learn to:

The Nature of Religion religion as a worldview that: acknowledges the supernatural dimension has a belief in a divine being or powers beyond the human and/or dwelling within the individual

define the supernatural dimension discuss a transcendent religious worldview which has a belief in a divine power and/or powers beyond the human discuss an immanent religious worldview which has a belief in a divine being or powers dwelling within the individual define the characteristics of religion explore the ways in which these characteristics interact to create a dynamic, living religion appreciate the contribution of religion to: individuals society and culture

characteristics of religion: beliefs and believers sacred texts and writings ethics rituals and ceremonies the contribution of religion

Australian Aboriginal Beliefs and Spiritualities The Dreaming nature of the Dreaming outline the nature of the Dreaming in relation to: origins of the universe sacred sites stories of the Dreaming symbolism and art discuss the diversity of the Dreaming for Aboriginal peoples recognise the importance of the Dreaming for the life of Aboriginal peoples investigate the inextricable connection of the Dreaming, the land and identity

the inextricable connection of the Dreaming, the land and identity