2018 Winter School Subject List

Religion and Violence, Faith and Blood (RLST2620 ) - Opens 04 Oct 2016

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Studies in Religion
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

There are no Instructor details available for this course.

(1) Dr Carole Cusack - carole.cusack@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 10 Jan 2017 
End Date: 07 Feb 2017 
Capacity: 40 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 04 Oct 2016 
Applications Close: 07 Dec 2016 
Census date: 18 Jan 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 18 Jan 2017 
Available to audit: Yes
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


    There are no listed prerequisites for this course.


The twentieth century faced an unprecedented range of near-global crises - wars, depressions, communist-capitalist confrontation, ethnic conflict, epidemics, ecological disasters, extraordinary technological advances, the radical questioning of traditional values (along with secularisation) followed by reactive fundamentalisms, as well as serious tensions between modern science and religious conservatism. This unit considers how these crises have been addressed in religious thought and action. It will discuss popular mentalities and new spiritualities together with responses in the thought and praxis of leading religious figures.


1 x Early Feedback Assignment (500 words, 10%), 1 x Essay (2000 words, 40%), 1 x Take Home Research Task (1000 words, 30%), 1 x Tutorial Paper (1000 words, 10%) and Participation (10%)


Start Date: 10 Jan 2017     End Date: 07 Feb 2017

Lectures: Tue, Wed & Thu: 10:00 - 13:00 hrs

Tutorials: Tue, Wed & Thu: 13:30 - 14:30 hrs.


Education Seminar Room 524


Unit Reader.