Courses & Units

Magic, Spirituality and Religion HGA219

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, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology
Coordinator

Professor Doug Ezzy

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090301

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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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