Undergraduate Course: Religion and Nationalism in the Contemporary World (REST10035)
|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||Nations have been called imagined communities (Anderson 1991) that speak to the profound need for both legitimacy and belonging, characteristic of our times. This course will address this idea by focusing on the relationships between religion, geo-politics and the emergence of nationalism. The course will investigate the following questions:
How do religious nationalism and the spatialising of nationhood, in terms of religion and geography, enable the territorialisation of religion and the nation?
How do people envision their nation in terms of myths, symbols, texts, songs and poetry?
How do indigenous systems interact with global ones, shaped by discourses on religion and invented tradition in relation to the emergence of the modern nation, and how is this articulated?
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
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Presentation and participation in class (10%).
Course work: students are required to write one essay of 2,000 words (30%).
End of semester examination -(60%).
|No Exam Information
| The learning outcomes are as follows:
1. An understanding of key concepts such as religion and nationalism, and an ability to link these to broader theories of globalisation and identity.
2. The critical ability to articulate the importance of religion in shaping nationalist discourse, in both historical and contemporary contexts.
3. Engagement with the secondary sources and scholarly debates on the relevant issues.
4. An ability to construct lucid arguments, especially in written work, and to learn important communication skills through presentations and seminar discussions.
5. Demonstrate an ability to identify key terms and their meanings;
6. 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 Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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