Units of Study
RLST2627 - Religion in Contemporary Australia
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Carole Cusack
Phone: +61 2 9351 6837
This unit introduces the role played by religion in Australian culture, covering the indigenous Aboriginal religions and the introduced religions of migrants. Contrasting the place of Christianity in the foundation of convict colonies with that of the communities founded by the Pilgrim Fathers in America; considering minority religions (notably Judaism and Islam) in nineteenth century Australia; noting political factors (e.g., Constitutional protection of religious freedom, White Australia Policy); and finally assessing the multicultural and multi-faith community which is contemporary Australia.
1x1250wd take-home exam (30%), 1x2500wd essay (50%) 1x tutorial oral participation, 1x750wd presentation (20%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points from Religion Studies, or equivalent as assessed by the Department
This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by RLST3603. This unit of study will not be offered again.
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