Sociology of Religion (SCLG2626)


This unit examines the ways in which the religious impulse has been expressed socially, the role of religion in society, the way in which individuals form and change religious commitments, the ways in which religious groups have been organised and evolve, the nature of belief as it is expressed collectively and individually, and controversies over the role of religion in social life. Illustrations from contemporary events will be used to explore major religious policy issues and controversies.

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


2500wd field report (50%) and 2000wd take-home exercise (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points in Sociology or 12 Junior credit points in Studies of Religion

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