Undergraduate Course: Religion and Society (SCIL10058)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The critical study of religion has long been part of sociological inquiry. This course reviews introductory definitions and issues of religion within sociology, as well as summarising accounts of religion from ?classical= sociologists. The course will develop an understanding of the place of religion in the modern world which takes into account appropriate historical and theoretical perspectives. Empirical material and case studies will be drawn from different faith traditions and from different parts of the world.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 Sociology or closely related courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Review the sociological concepts available to understand religion in the contemporary world
- Discuss classical sociological accounts and definitions of religion
- Examine and explain the features of, and controversies over, secularisation
- Outline and account for religion in a global context
- Explain the main features and issues with regard to case studies drawn from across a range of topics and societies
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Michael Rosie
Tel: (0131 6)51 1651
|Course secretary||Ms Siobhan Carroll
Tel: (0131 6)50 3079