Postgraduate Course: Contemporary Theories of Religion (REST11015)
|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 explores six modern theories of religion in the context of debates on disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It puts the theories into context and requires students to identify, describe and defend their own preferred theory of religion.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
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)
||Assessment is through 9 x weekly analytical commentaries (20%) plus one 3,000 word essay (80%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- show how to define 'religion' in the light of definitional theory
- engage critically with an illustrative selection of contemporary theories of 'religion'
- compare and contrast different kinds of definitions and theories of 'religion'
- apply theories to concrete case material
- defend their own preferred theory of 'religion'
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Religion,Theories of Religion,Study of Religion,Disciplinarity,Interdisciplinarity
|Course organiser||Dr Steven Sutcliffe
Tel: (0131 6)50 8947
|Course secretary||Dr Jessica Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 7227