Search results - The World`s Great Religions II - Ethical & Philosophical Dimensions
London Road Campus
|Dates||Thu 17 Jan to Thu 21 Mar 2013|
Time of meeting: 7.00-9.00pm
Number of meetings: 10
|Subject area(s)||Religious Studies|
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com.|
Overview**PLEASE NOTE - This Course will start onJanuary 17 2013, and for the first week only will be held in Building 33 Room G01**
This course is an introduction to the foundations of ethics in each of the great religions of the world (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).It is also an introduction to some of the early intellectual thought in each of these religions.
DescriptionReligion has been a highly important part of the lives of human beings.
The great religions of the world are Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each of these religions has an ethical and an intellectual dimension.
This course is an introduction to the foundations of ethics in each of these religions. It is also an introduction to some of the early intellectual thought in each of them.
The course does not assume any prior specialist knowledge.
(Someone may attend this course even if he or she has not attended The World’s Great Religions I: An Introduction course.)
Programme detailsWeek 1: Hinduism: Ethics
Week 2: Hinduism: Philosophy
Week 3: Buddhism: Ethics
Week 4: Buddhism: Philosophy
Week 5: Judaism: Ethics
Week 6: Judaism: Philosophy
Week 7: Christianity: Ethics
Week 8: Christianity: Philosophy
Week 9: Islam: Ethics
Week 10: Islam: Philosophy
Smart, N., The World’s Religions (Cambridge, 1998)
Dr Karim Esmail
Educated at Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard. Formerly, Research Fellow, Oxford, Visiting Fellow, Harvard, and Burney Student and Acting Director of...more
Course aimsCourse Aim and Objectives:
To provide an understanding of the foundations of ethics in each of the five great religions of the world.
To provide an understanding of some of the early intellectual thought in each of these religions.
Assessment methodsThere is assessment by coursework.
Students will be asked to provide a very short plan on a subject which they intend to write an essay on.
They will then be asked to provide a short essay (c. 1,000 words). The essay must be on a matter which has been considered during the course.
Teaching methodsClasses take place once a week for ten weeks.
Classes consist principally of lectures.
Students should allow time for private reading and study.
Teaching outcomesAs a result of the course, students will have:
An understanding of the foundations of ethics in each of the five great religions of the world.
An understanding of some of the early intellectual thought in each of these religions.
- Programme Fee
- Home/EU fee: £145.00
- Non-EU fee: £145.00