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RLST3606: Sacred Creativity: Text, Image, Film

2023 unit information

The keys to human creativity have long been encoded in religious endeavour. Here we examine the thoughts and methods that have enabled profound artistic and literary responses within, and in response to, religious worldviews. The impact of inspiration, prophecy, dreams, drug-taking, and ritual on great art, literature, and film will be demonstrated.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Undergraduate
Academic unit Studies in Religion
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Studies in Religion
RLST2628 or RLST2625
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Students will be able to link accumulated knowledge on religion and sacrality to the analysis of creativity
  • LO2. Students will investigate creative responses to novel problems in the discipline.
  • LO3. Students will work across cultural backgrounds and collaboratively.
  • LO4. Using various disciplinary approaches to creativity and sacrality students will analyse the social role of the creative process
  • LO5. Students will work in groups to reflect ethically as the incorporate new information into prevailing methodological prisms
  • LO6. Students will consider how their own creative processes inform on their research and society more generally.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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