Courses & Units

Magic, Spirituality and Religion HGA319


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
Unit code HGA319
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Sociology and Criminology

Professor Doug Ezzy

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


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


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.


2 on-line quizzes (10%) 2,500-word essay (40%), 2-hr final exam (50%)

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