Themes - Eastern Religion/Phil
Themes - Eastern Religion/Phil 2022-23
Ysgol Hanes, y Gyfraith a Gwyddorau Cymdeithas
Modiwl - Semester 2
This module offers an introduction to the philosophical and religious development of key eastern religious traditions - Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Shinto – and provides a detailed overview of their origins, histories, doctrines and scriptures. In order to explore a wide spectrum of religious and philosophical beliefs, the following will be considered teaching priorities: (1) Survey of the beliefs and practices of six Eastern religions and philosophies; (2) understand the multifaceted religious heritage of the six Eastern religions – from the pre-modern era to contemporary religious practice; (3) Examination of the mutual influences and intersections of the Eastern religions and philosophies and how they interact with other elements of Eastern culture and society; (4) Deconstruct the East and West meeting points, focusing on the spread and influence of Eastern religion and philosophy in the West.
-threshold -Shows some knowledge of key areas of the module with acceptable presentation of arguments.
-good -Shows detailed knowledge of key areas covered in the module with the arguments presented in a logical and coherent way.
-excellent -Shows comprehensive and very detailed understanding of the material covered in the module, based on extensive background reading.
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