Religion and Television (RLST2633)


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.

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Further unit of study information


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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 junior credit points from Studies in Religion

Study this unit outside a degree

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.