Not currently offered
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


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.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the 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.


Content 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.


This course replaces THEO6022. If you have successfully completed THEO6022 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Discussion Group

Essay: Minor Research Essay

Quiz: Online Quiz

Essay: Major Research Essay