Postgraduate Course: Selected Themes in the Study of Religion (REST11008)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This core course explores the evolution and development of some central themes, concepts in the academic study of religion such as Religion and Globalization; Secularization/Desecularization; Religion as Social Capital;
Religion and Visual Culture; Material Culture and Religion; Orientalism/post-colonialism; Study of myth and/or ritual; High/low dichotomy in the Study of Religion; Spirituality and Religious Experience; Contemporary Atheism, Irreligion and rejection of religion; Religion, Violence and Conflict; Religion and Rational Choice Theory; Religion and Politics; Religion and Marginalization; Religion and Land; Time and Space; Authority, Power and Transmission of religion; and Inter-religious dialogue.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||This is a graduate-level course. Please confirm subject prerequisites with the Course Manager.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students are required to write a 4,000 word essay on an agreed topic.
|No Exam Information
| By the end of the course, students will:
- have gained insight into the evolution and development of certain major themes, concepts employed in the academic study of religion;
- have learned foundational skills of critical analysis and interpretation which will enable them to reflect on and engage with these themes, concepts and current debates in the study of religion;
- show competence in the ability to critically discuss themes and concepts in the academic study of religion;
- be able to understand, analyse and explain emerging issues in the development of some major themes, concepts employed within the general field of religious studies;
- demonstrate awareness of the evolution and development histories in the appropriation of themes, concepts in discourses on religion.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hannah Holtschneider
Tel: (0131 6)50 8933
|Course secretary||Ms Joanne Hendry
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227
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