Courses - General Education

Theological and Religious Studies

Stage I

15 Points

The Bible and Popular Culture

An exploration of biblical themes, images, and metaphors in contemporary film, music and cultural arts through which religion and culture intersect. It develops tools appropriate for analysing popular culture, as it moves from the local to the national to the global.

Restriction: THEOLOGY 101, 101G

15 Points

Islam and the Contemporary World

Since the religion of Islam has become a very significant aspect of contemporary global and local societies, this course seeks to introduce students to an understanding of key aspects of Islam and an analysis of its significant contribution to New Zealand society as well as to societies and cultures across the world.

Restriction: THEOLOGY 106, 106G