Postgraduate Course: Religion and Nationalism: Theory and Performance (REST11019)
|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||The course aims to address the direct and indirect influences of religion on nationalism, and the relationship that exists between them. Two crucial areas will therefore be explored: a) the creative and subtle ways in which religious ideas are used as a repertoire for nationalist imagining; b) the role 'religion' plays as a contested social space shaped by power. The course aims to complement other optional courses on the history and contemporary interpretations of religion and society, in the Religious Studies and Divinity, Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, Anthropology and International Relations programmes.
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, Available to all students (SV1)
|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)
||1 essay of 3,000 words: 60%
1 book review of 1,500 words: 20%
1 oral presentation and seminar sheets: 20%
|No Exam Information
| After successful completion of the course, students should have:
1. An understanding of key concepts such as religion and nationalism, and an ability to link these to broader theories of the modern state, secularism, globalisation and belonging.
2. The critical ability to interrogate the importance of religion in shaping nationalist discourse, in both historical and contemporary contexts.
3. In depth engagement with primary and secondary sources, and scholarly debates on the relevant texts.
4. An ability to undertake independent research by devising a 3,000 word essay topic of interest.
|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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