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This course is an introduction to the sociology of religion focused on thinking and rethinking religion & society.Central to the discussion is why god and religion has not dissapeared as was predicted in much modern social theory. In considering this question, the course provides a critical discussion of the ways religion, god and religious practices have been thought, dismissed and applied over the past 150 years within the Sociology of Religion.
To gain an informed and sociologically based understanding of the debate and discussion of the sociology of religion over the past 150 years.Students will gain an understanding of and an engagement with key thinkers, themes and shifts with in the sociology of religion and be able to apply sociological thought and analysis to religion in contemporary society.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
15 points of SOCI or ANTH at 100 level; OR 45 points in related subjects with the approval of the Head of Department.
SOCI292, SOCI392 in 2012
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $746.00
International fee $3,038.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
Language, Social and Political Sciences.