Undergraduate Course: Key Figures in the Study of Religions 3/4 (REST10011)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Analysis of selected key figures in the history of Religious Studies as approached from philosophical, social scientific and phenomenological perspectives.
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.
Course Delivery Information
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| 1. a general understanding of how philosophical and phenomenological approaches have helped to create Religious Studies as a discipline.
2. a particular knowledge of each key thinker reviewed in the syllabus.
3. a particular knowledge of the historical background out of which each of the selected key thinkers emerged.
4. a particular knowledge as to why phenomenologists of religion regarded the study of religion as a category in its own right, sui generis.
5. a demonstrable ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
6. demonstrable good judgement about how to judge the relative importance of items on course bibliographies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof James Cox
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900