Focuses on the sociological analysis of contemporary religion and spirituality in Australia and other societies. There is a particular emphasis on the New Age, Paganism, Indigenous religions, and the renewal of formal religion through processes such as fundamentalism and Pentecostalism. Other topics include the relation of religious belief and practice to social conflict, science, death, sexuality, and raves. Students who complete the unit develop their general social analytical skills and in particular their understanding of religious, spiritual, and magical beliefs and practices.
|Unit name||Magic, Spirituality and Religion|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Sociology and Criminology|
Professor Doug Ezzy
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,903.00||090301|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
On campus: 2 lectures weekly and one tutorial fortnightly.
Off campus: 2 lectures weekly and half an hour per week of participation in online discussion forums.
2 on-line quizzes (10%) 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr final exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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