Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies|
|Offered||Caulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)|
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Tamara Prosic|
This unit is a general introduction to the study of religions, spirituality, and belief and non-belief, in the contemporary world. In particular, it introduces a range of theoretical and methodological approaches, and examines some of the pressing intellectual questions that are raised by (and for) religions, spirituality, belief and non-belief.
Issues canvassed include: religion and colonisation; religion and environmental degradation; religion, gender and sexuality; religion and spirituality; religious responses to modernity; and religion, secularisation, and non-belief. The future of religions will also be discussed, in the light of the theories and methods introduced in the unit.
Weekly quiz: 20% (10 x 2%)
Expository exercise: 10%
Group presentation: 10%
2 hours of lectures
1 x 1-hour tutorial per week