Units of Study

RLST2626 - Witchcraft, Paganism and the New Age

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Carole Cusack

Description

The rebirth of paganism progressed steadily throughout the twentieth century. Pagans celebrate diversity and heterogeneity, in sharp contrast to the major Western traditions which were exclusive and doctrinally prescriptive. The interrelationships between pagans, goddess worshippers and witchcraft/occultism are fascinating and labyrinthine. This unit will explore three areas of modern religion, and attempt to assess the importance of their contribution for the future of religion.

Assessments

1x1000wd book review (30%), 1x3000wd essay (50%) and 1x tutorial presentation (20%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


Prohibitions

RLST2026

Assumed Knowledge

12 Junior credit points of Religion Studies, or their equivalent to be assessed by the Department

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