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Undergraduate | MAQ-POIX3050 | 2024

Religion and Politics

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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Religion and Politics

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to

    1. analyse and express arguments about the relationship between religion and politics in oral and written form.
    2. show familiarity with, and critically interpret, some classic and contemporary texts on the relationship between religion and politics.
    3. form a critical and systematic argument about concepts related to politics and religion, including secularism and secularisation, religious freedom, religious nationalism, religious pluralism, and civil religion.
    4. collaborate effectively to produce negotiated statements on questions to do with religion and politics.
    5. articulate a reasoned response to contemporary controversies about religion and politics in the light of the controversies’ broader philosophical and historical contexts.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


NCCW (pre-2020 units) POL305
Pre-requisite: 130cp at 1000 level or above OR (20cp in POL or POIR or POIX units at 2000 level).
NCCW (2020 and onwards) POIR3050 Religion and Politics

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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