ASR300 - Religion, Rights and Governance

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Anna Halafoff

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour Class per week (livestreamed and recorded)  and 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week (livestreamed and recorded)

Content

Religion has played a prominent role in the public sphere in the last two decades due to processes of globalisation and mediatisation. Societies are increasingly religiously diverse and non-religious, largely as a result of widespread movement of people, and global media is increasingly shaping our societies and influencing public policies. In addition, religion has frequently been the subject of public debate and concern regarding issues of radicalisation, values, gender equity and environmental risks. This unit examines the nexus between religion, rights, and governance, through the study of theories of managing and governing religious diversity. These theories will then be applied to a range of public policy issues pertaining to religion and education, sexuality, animal rights and countering extremism in and beyond Australia.

Assessment

Assessment 1 (Individual) - Report (2000 words) - 50%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (2000 words) - 50%

Unit Fee Information

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