Courses & Units

Magic, Spirituality and Religion HGA219

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Magic, Spirituality and Religion
Unit code HGA219
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts and Law
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Professor Doug Ezzy

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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.

* 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.

About Census Dates

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

Fees

Domestic

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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.

Assessment

2 on-line quizzes (10%), 2,000-word essay (40%), 2-hr final exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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