Unit

School Of Social Sciences

Sociology of ReligionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101359.6

Discipline: SOCIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Alan Nixon


Equivalent Units
Unit B3967 - Sociology of Religion

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points of study or 101336 Introduction to Sociology or 101551 Understanding Society or 100960 Contemporary Society.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Sydney City Session 3  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available  
2021 Autumn  Yes  Liverpool Campus - DAY  Alan Nixon  Timetable not available  
2021 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Sydney City Session 2  Yes  Sydney City Campus - DAY  Andrey Zheluk  Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
In this unit some of the main sociological approaches to the study of religion will be considered. The unit will be orientated particularly to the tension between religion and social theory in the evolution of sociological thought. It addresses the impact of religion and religious bodies on Australian society and politics. The unit will focus on the relation of theory and practice, on the research of contemporary religious practice, and on the contemporary relevance of major theorists in the sociology of religion. It will address issues such as Buddhism, Fundamentalism(s), gender in religion, globalisation, Islam, modernity/post modernity, neo-paganism, networks in spiritualities, New Age, popular culture, and new religious movements.


Courses
1651.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1652.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1664.2Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.4Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.5Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.6Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCONTINUING
1664.7Bachelor of Tourism ManagementCURRENT
1665.2Bachelor of Community WelfareCONTINUING
1667.1Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1667.2Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1667.3Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1667.4Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1696.2Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.3Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1706.1Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.2Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1708.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
1711.1Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CONTINUING
1711.2Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)CURRENT
1733.1Bachelor of Social Science (Advanced)CURRENT
1736.1Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1807.1Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1807.2Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1808.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1823.4Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
6021.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
6023.1Diploma in Social Science/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

M1021.1SociologyCONTINUING
M1024.1Religion, Anthropology and PhilosophyCONTINUING
M1036.1Islamic StudiesCONTINUING
M1056.1Islamic StudiesCURRENT
M1073.1SociologyCURRENT
SM1029.1SociologyCONTINUING
SM1032.1Religion, Anthropology and PhilosophyCONTINUING
SM1045.1Islamic StudiesCONTINUING
SM1074.1Islamic StudiesCURRENT
SM1094.1SociologyCURRENT
SM1136.1Studies of ReligionCURRENT




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