SOCI278-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Religion and Society: Why God Won't Die

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course is an introduction to the sociology of religion focused on thinking and rethinking religion & society.Central to the discussion is why god and religion has not dissapeared as was predicted in much modern social theory. In considering this question, the course provides a critical discussion of the ways religion, god and religious practices have been thought, dismissed and applied over the past 150 years within the Sociology of Religion.

Learning Outcomes

To gain an informed and sociologically based understanding of the debate and discussion of the sociology of religion over the past 150 years.

Students will gain an understanding of and an engagement with key thinkers, themes and shifts with in the sociology of religion and be able to apply sociological thought and analysis to religion in contemporary society.


Any 15 points at 100 level from ANTH or SOCI, or
any 60 points at 100 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


ANTH298, SOCI292, SOCI392 in 2012

Equivalent Courses

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 E16 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 - 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 526 27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

Course Coordinator

Michael Grimshaw

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All SOCI278 Occurrences

  • SOCI278-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023