Religion and Young People in Australia

Course code RELT6022Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course is an advanced study into the relationship between religion and young people in Australia. It begins by exploring empirical research studies of youth and religion internationally, and turns to focus on studies in the Australian context. The course enables students to develop a critical understanding of how various religious organisations such as churches and educational institutions, approach the intellectual and spiritual development of young people

Available in 2015

UoN Broken Bay Instit - OnlineSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate advanced understanding of empirical research on young people and religion, with a focus on the Australian context.
2. Critically evaluate research perspectives on religion and young people in Australia.
3. Apply research perspectives to the spiritual and intellectual development of young people in religious organisations.
ContentContent will include:
1. Empirical research into religion and young people internationally and in Australia.
2. Research into the spirituality and religiosity of young people today.
3. Critical evaluation of approaches used by various religious organisations to foster the spiritual and intellectual development of young people.
4. Apply critical perspectives on religion and young people to specific contexts.
Replacing Course(s)THEO6022
TransitionStudents who have previously completed THEO6022 will not be permitted to enrol in RELT6022.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsLecture
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1x 1500 words minor essay (20%)
1x 3000 words major essay (40%)
Online Discussion1,500 words equivalent (20%)
Quiz - On-line(20%)
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for RELT6022