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Undergraduate Course: Religion 1A: Religion in the Contemporary World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam (REST08006)

Course Outline
School School of Divinity College College of Humanities and Social Science
Course type Standard Availability Available to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Religious Studies Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description An overview of three historically related religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam with a focus on their modern expressions and social contexts, as well as the relationships between historical and contemporary studies of these religions.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Tutorial text at 22 (recommended)
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLecture1-11 11:10 - 12:00
New CollegeLecture1-11 11:10 - 12:00
New CollegeLecture1-11 11:10 - 12:00
New CollegeTutorial2-11 11:10 - 12:00
First Class Week 1, Monday, 11:10 - 12:00, Zone: New College. Lecture Room 1
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Religion 1A: Religion in the Contemporary World: Judaism, Christianity and Islam2:003 x 4 sides / Laptop OptionLaptop Option
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:0020 sides / Laptop OptionLaptop Option
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of the course, student should be able to do the following:
1) Outline the main beliefs and practices of the traditions studied.
2) Make historical connections amongst the religions and relate these to contemporary situations.
3) Identify themes that emerge from the study of the traditions.
4) Compare the main beliefs and practices of the religions studied.
Assessment Information
1) Two hour examination answering three questions, to be administered in December (60%).
2) Essay on assigned topic of 2000 words (25%).
3) Tutorial preparation (5%).
4) Tutorial participation (5%).
5) Tutorial presentation (5%).
In order to pass this course, you must obtain a minimum of 40% in each of the above assessed components (ie degree exam, essay and the combined tutorial component).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Contacts
Course organiser Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
Email: H.Holtschneider@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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