ASR200 - Religion, Spirituality and Popular Culture

Year:

2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

Content

This unit examines contemporary trends in spirituality and religion (including New Religious Movements, no religion, and world religions) and how these find expression in the global digital age. It also examines how popular culture - supernatural and magical movies, books, TV - is implicated the experience of religion and spirituality, particularly among young people. The unit is informed by theories of secularisation, re-enchantment, cultural appropriation, the network society, globalisation and gender.

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