ASR300 - Religion, Rights and Governance
2023 unit information
|Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
|Trimester 1: Anna Halafoff
|Typical 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 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online:
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
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.
|These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
|Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Analyse sociology of religion theories on the management and governance of religious diversity from Australian and international contexts
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship
Clearly communicate the findings and analyses of sociology of religion concepts and theories in written and oral formats to a range of audiences, individually and in a team
GLO3: Digital literacy
Critically evaluate theoretical approaches to religion and governance, and current policies and practices of religious and non-religious communities and governments at local, state, national and international levels
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO8: Global citizenship
Develop and propose new theories and policies for religion and governance individually and in a team
GLO5: Problem solving
|Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
|Indicative due week
|Assessment 1 - Essay
|Assessment 2 - Report
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link ASR300
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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