SOCS206 - Globalisation, Religion and Modernity

10 cp
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level units in Sociology or equivalent
Teaching Organisation 3 hours per week for twelve weeks or equivalent of lectures and seminars.

This unit explores sociological approaches to the major world religions in the contexts of contemporary social and systemic changes associated with modernity such as globalisation, transnationalism and multiculturalism. The unit focuses on the major faith groups in global perspective as a dimension of globalisation that has produced contemporary multi-faith societies. The unit provides sociological insight into the modern challenges and prospects of multi-faith societies such as Australia through concepts such as legal pluralism, religious based violence, citizenship, and solidarity.