Religion and Politics

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Religion and Politics

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Politics, International Relations, International Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    39 credit points or 6 credit points in HIST or MHIS or POL units at 200 level, including 3 credit points in POL

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Since the eighteenth century Enlightenment philosophers have predicted that religion would vanish as capitalism, science and state separation from religion progressed. To some extent this has happened in some European countries, but, on the whole, the 'secularisation thesis' has not come true. Not only is religion still with us, but in many regions of the world it has grown and its impact has become more intense. This unit examines the nature of the relationship between religion and politics by analysing the history of political thought, as well as recent developments in global and national politics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.