Undergraduate Course: African Voices in the Study of Religions (REST10013)
|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 foundational African scholars who have contributed to the academic study of religions, how they appropriated or transformed Western concepts and in what ways they suggest uniquely African approaches within Religious Studies. Counts towards requirements in Indigenous Religions.
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
|Not being delivered|
| Students will be able to:
- articulate the problems associated with building theories of religion from African perpectives;
- differentiate between African interpretations and the appropriation of Western concepts as if they were indigenous;
- critically analyse the approaches to the study of religions by the African scholars examined; explain the relevance of post-colonial perspectives to African views of Religious Studies;
- express in written and verbal forms how competing theories in the study of religions by African scholar critique each other;
- 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.
|Course organiser||Prof James Cox
Tel: (0131 6)50 8942
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900