Academic philosophy examines our background conceptual frames and assumptions. Our thoughts, words and deeds make sense only because they fit into a larger conceptual frame. But are these hidden assumptions all plausible? Do they fit together? Can we, for example, believe everything that natural science tells us about ourselves, and continue to hold people responsible for their actions? Typical philosophical questions are: How should we live? How should we treat others?Do we have freewill? What is knowledge? Our Religious Studies pathway combines insights from Philosophy, Media Cultures and other disciplines in order to help you gain a deeper understanding of how religion is central to many social, political and ethical issues. We’ll introduce you to various theories of religion; the ideas, beliefs and practices of some of the major world religions - such as Judaism, Christianity, slam and Buddhism; and how rimpacts - and is impacted by - some important contemporary controversies.