SOCI278-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Religion and Society: Why God Won't Die

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019


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.

Learning Outcomes

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.


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

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 508 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 240 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Geography 603 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
02 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Geography 603 22 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

Michael Grimshaw

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $761.00

International fee $3,188.00

* 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.

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  • SOCI278-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019