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Why Study Religion?

The vast majority of the world's people are religious. This means that they hold a worldview inclusive of the conviction that some form of sacred reality exists. Religion is is one of the major ways that humans constitute community, generate codes of behaviour, and create systems of personal and social meaning.

The overall aim of the courses offered in Religion is to give students a credible grounding in the various ways that religions can be viewed, an empathetic appreciation for and knowledge about the beliefs of others, increased ethical sensitivity, and a heightened awareness of the student’s own beliefs.