SOCI278-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Religion and Society: Why God Won't Die

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


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.


Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or
SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


SOCI292, SOCI392 in 2012

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 427 Technology Workshop 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Eng Core 119 Meeting Room 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Eng Core 119 Meeting Room 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Michael Grimshaw

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* 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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