Undergraduate Course: Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding (DIVI08001)
|School||School of Divinity
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||In this course students investigate the relations between religion, violence and building peace. Through consideration of a range of texts and international case studies participants analyse different kinds of theological reflection and practice, which seek to engage with the realities of violence and the practicalities of building peace.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||COURSEWORK : 20% seminar presentation, participation and written reflection on two recommended texts (500 words each).
30% 2500 word essay.
EXAM : 50% degree examination.
In order to pass this course, students must obtain a minimum of 40% in both the coursework (combined mark) and the degree exam.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the complex relations between religion, violence and peacebuilding
- describe, analyse, and critically evaluate selected theological approaches to religion, violence and peacebuilding
- have engaged critically with selected primary sources relating to religious violence, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, reconciliation and practical theology
- demonstrate the ability to develop and deliver a presentation for a seminar and have participated in constructive discussion and debate with other seminar members in a respectful manner
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||From 2016/17, the number of lectures will be 3 per week. In addition, students are expected to attend weekly tutorials.
|Course organiser||Prof Jolyon Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)50 8922
|Course secretary||Ms Katrina Munro
Tel: (0131 6)50 8900