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|
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|Band||Field of Education|
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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%)
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