Religion, Conflict and Globalisation

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode THM-RCGI5
Vaknaam Religion, Conflict and Globalisation
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Religion, Conflict and Globalisation: A Critical Introduction
Leerdoelen At the end of this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe and analyse, both orally and in writing, the intersections of religion, conflict and globalization in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Outline dominant approaches to studying religion, conflict and globalization in academia, policy and practice, as well as dominant critiques of these approaches.
  • Understand the significance of ‘culture’, ‘society’, ‘politics’ and ‘power’, both conceptually and in practice, when studying religion, conflict and globalization.
Omschrijving This course will introduce students to the dominant theoretical approaches applied to the study of religion, conflict and globalization in the degree program. It will outline mainstream approaches to defining these three core concepts, along with the key critiques of these mainstream approaches and their implications for scholarship, policy and practice. Students will be exposed to a variety of disciplinary approaches including anthropology, political sociology, political philosophy and International Relations. Additional core insights will be the significance of ‘culture’, ‘society’, ‘politics’ and ‘power’ both as contested concepts and as factors affecting relationships amongst religion, conflict and globalization. The course will equip students with the necessary foundational knowledge and critical analytical skills to be further developed and applied throughout the rest of the degree program and in the final thesis.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm lectures and seminars
Toetsvorm assignments, final paper
(weekly assignments (50%) and final paper (50%))
Coördinator Dr. J. Tarusarira
Docent(en) dr. K.E. Knibbe ,Dr. J. Tarusarira ,Prof. Dr. C.K.M. von Stuckrad
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Compulsory literature will be distributed during the course
  • Research master studenten kunnen deze cursus volgen maar zullen een andere cursuscode hebben: THRM-RCGI5. Om deze cursus als ResMa-student te volgen, zullen zij licht gewijzigde opdrachten uitvoeren. Dit zal worden uitgelegd in de cursusgids.
  • In the event of emergency situations and force majeur, such as societal lockdown, changes may need to be made to class schedules and assessment. Your lecturer will inform you of these changes as soon as possible, should such a situation arise.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Exchange programme: mastermodules 1 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Religion, Conflict and Globalisation 1 semester I a verplicht
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 1 semester I a keuzegroep
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 2 semester I a keuzegroep
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I a keuze