Undergraduate Course: Religion in Society: Community, People and Mind (REST08012)
|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||The course provides an introduction to sociological, social anthropological and psychoanalytical perspectives on religion and religions. Students will be introduced to the development of theory and practice in these disciplines. Attention will be drawn to the contributions and limitations of key contributors to these theories and practices. Emphasis will be placed in the tutorials on the writings of these key figures as well as on secondary issues.
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 degree 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 S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| The course intends to equip its participants with the following:
- knowledge of the general development of sociological, psychological and social anthropological theory and practice in relation to the study of religion;
- an understanding of the contribution of these perspectives to the study of religion;
- an ability to critically evaluate sociological, psychological and anthropological debates in relation to the study of religion;
- an ability to demonstrate the identification of key terms and their meanings;
- an ability to demonstrate good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Arkotong Longkumer
Tel: (0131 6)50 8781
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900
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