Spirituality, Religion and Visual Culture
|Course code RELT2013||Units 10||Level 2000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
This course introduces students to the intersection between spirituality, religion and contemporary visual culture. The course contextualises the particular history and development of visual culture within the spiritualities of Aboriginal, Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist and other South Asian religions.. It also explores the way spirituality and new religious movements negotiate change through visual means. The course will pay particular attention to these issues as they emerge in contemporary art in the region, as well as through popular culture. This will provide students with tools to understand visual culture and the manner in which it expresses the religious and spiritual imagination.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course students will be able to: |
1. Articulate the history and development of the visual culture of diverse spiritual traditions;
2. Demonstrate understanding of contemporary expression of visual culture within spiritual traditions;
3. Critically analyse visual culture with reference to religious ideas and spiritual innovations;
4. Demonstrate writing, research and information technology skills appropriate to studies in religion and theology.
|Content||The course introduces students to the history, development and contemporary expressions of spirituality, religion and visual culture.|
|Transition||Students who have previously completed THEO2017 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT2013. Other second-year and upper-level options are available for these students.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for RELT2013|