Undergraduate Course: Religion in Culture: Theory, History and Interpretation (REST08011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||A review of historical, phenomenological and cultural approaches to the study of religion as these have developed in Europe and North America since the late nineteenth century, drawing attention to the mutual interaction of these methodologies through consideration of key scholars and debates.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should usually have at least 1 introductory level Divinity/Religious Studies course at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this) for entry to this course. We will only consider University/College level courses.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1) Two hour EXAMINATION answering three questions (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, students must obtain a minimum of 40% in both the coursework (combined marks) and the degree exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students should be able to:
- identify the historical, philosophical and social contexts in which historical, phenomenological and cultural studies of religions emerged;
- compare, contrast and assess the respective strengths and weaknesses of these methodologies;
- critically discuss issues in defining, classifying and explaining "religion" according to these methodologies;
- outline some chief stages and problems in the application of phenomenological and cultural approaches to the empirical study of religions;
- describe the significance of these methodologies in the historical development of the academic study of religion;
-demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
- demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Steven Sutcliffe
Tel: (0131 6)50 8947
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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