Studies of Religion (TASC Level 3)

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Studies of Religion (TASC Level 3) - An Introduction

Studies of Religion Level 3 examines the place and function of religious traditions and ethical perspectives in a pluralist society such as Australia within a global context.  This course contributes to identifying religious diversity in Australia, the need for inter-faith dialogue and the current contribution that religious traditions make to cultural respect and social equity.  In such a complex environment of cultural and religious diversity, religious frameworks can impact on essential debates and emerging issues regarding the interface of religion, ethics and society.

TASC. Studies of Religion. Level 3, REL315116, 2020.

Course information for TASC Studies of Religion level 3 can be found here.

Investigation Project (IPs): When undertaking any investigation project, independent study, research or literature review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Studies in Religion.

Library Resources
Web Resources

Library Resources

On the shelves

A Keyword search on the catalogue will quickly locate the information you need when commencing any research in Studies of Religion.

Use the following links when studying Religious Studies & Beliefs. They will also be useful when looking at Foundational Texts and Religion.

Or the following religious traditions.

Use the following when you commence your studies of Ethics & Morality.

Collection highlights

These are a small selection of books that you can use for your research.


General encyclopedia

  • World Book Encyclopedia

Subject encyclopedia

There are many single-volume encyclopedia with a focus on religion.

You may also like to look at the following for the unit on Australian Indigenous Spirituality.

Web Resources

Be careful what you download and use from the Internet.

Before using information from a web address ensure you are looking at a publication from a legitimate source. Material from the Internet often does not acknowledge the author or creator, does not cite references or footnotes, or include any type of bibliography or reference list. Use this type of material with caution. As part of your research process you need to sort out the reliable sources from the less trustworthy sites.

If in doubt always check with your teacher. For further information read the Library Fact Sheet Evaluating Information from the Web.

General resources

Referencing advice: TASC and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard style for Studies in Religion. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Faculty resources: All material purchased by the HASS Faculty are also available for student use if it is not required by teachers. Many of these resources are shelved separately in the Library and may be found by using the Library catalogue. You may need to ask Library staff to bring you some titles.