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Undergraduate Course: Sign, Symbol, and Sacrament in Postmodern Religion and Theology (THET10035)

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 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits 20
Home subject area Theology and Ethics Other subject area None
Course website None Taught in Gaelic? No
Course description The status of the sign is contested in postmodernity. This course considers the phenomenology of sign and symbol and sacrament in contemporary continental philosophy, theology, and religion.
Entry Requirements
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( God in Philosophy: Plato to Hume (THET08010) AND Systematic Theology 2Bh: Dogmatic Theology (THET08001)) OR ( Religion 2A: Making Sense of Religion: Phenomenological, Historical and Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion (REST08008) AND Religion 2B: Religion and Society: Social Scientific Approaches to the Study of Religions (REST08007)) OR ( Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014) AND Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017))
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites Visiting students should have at least 3 Divinity/Religious Studies courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2010/11 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) WebCT enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
New CollegeLectureWeekly class1-11 11:10 - 13:00
First Class Week 1, Tuesday, 11:10 - 13:00, Zone: New College. Room 1.07
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes Stationery Requirements Comments
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:0016 sides / Laptop OptionLaptop Option
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of the course, students should have achieved the following:
- an understanding of the foundations, principles, and development of phenomenology;
- an understanding of how signs function;
- an awareness of the phenomenological and theological issues involved;
- a grasp of key issues and players involved.
Assessment Information
An ongoing $¨dossier de travail&ę/portfolio on a fortnightly basis, each contribution demonstrating critical engagement with a particular text and issue by a particular key player, is to be compiled. The $¨dossier de travail&ę/portfolio will involve engagement with at least two key players. Intended learning outcomes 3 and 4. (4 x 1000 = 4000 words) (50%).

A final exam (50%). Intended learning outcomes 1 and 2.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
Keywords Phenomenology, Theology, Religion, Edmund Husserl, Jean-Luc Marion, Jacques Derrida, Michel Henry, J
Contacts
Course organiser Dr Michael Purcell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8940
Email: m.purcell@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary Mrs Joanne Cannon
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
Email: j.cannon@ed.ac.uk
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