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RLM4100 - Religion in Australian Society

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Judy McNicoll


Not offered in 2007


This unit takes as its theme the idea that understanding the role of religion in Australian society is crucial to an adequate study of this society. Combining historical and sociological perspectives, the unit examines the nature of religion, the variety of forms of belief and practice developed by specific religious groups, and the impact of religious ideas, practices and institutions upon other elements of Australian society. The contemporary role of religion is also assessed through an examination of current sociological research.


Six small exercises (350 words each): 25%
Research essay (7000 words): 75%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week