Units of Study

RLST2633 - Religion and Television

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Christopher Humphrey Hartney


Television is central to the daily consciousness of the world and the key to understanding sudden shifts in thinking on religion in Australia and the West in general. We will examine various examples of television, discuss and workshop through various theoretical explanations, their impact on how religion is and can be understood. Dramas, reality television, comedy and current affairs programs will be considered along with music videos, commercial advertisements and religious propaganda.


1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd personal report on group project (30%), 1x group seminar presentation (10%)


Course Reader


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assumed Knowledge

12 junior credit points of Religion or equivalent as assessed by the Department


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