Rituals in Theory and Practice

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode THMIN-RTP
Vaknaam Rituals in Theory and Practice
Niveau(s) universitaire minor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 7.5
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Leerdoelen Students will be able to explain and identify different theoretical approaches to the study of ritual. They will learn how to apply some aspects of the theoretical frameworks with reference to a case study they select. In writing a report on their investigations the students will learn to systematically describe and structure their findings and also will gain first experience in analyzing the data using some of the theories discussed before.
Omschrijving The first part of the course will focus on different theoretical approaches to the study of ritual. Students will intensively engage with some of the main theoretical perspectives they present and discuss in class.
The second part will consist in the preparation and execution of a small case study. With regard to a particular case the students select (based on an empirical inquiry, media or literature research), they will be asked to develop research questions they will investigate then with reference to their chosen case.
The third part will deal with the results of and reflection on this case study. The students are asked to write and present a short report in which they are asked to describe their research in a structured way, reflect on the process as well as on the findings and shall attempt a preliminary analysis by referring to some of the theories discussed earlier.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm hoor-/werkcollege
(short lectures, seminar, work group sessions, individual research)
Toetsvorm onderzoeksverslag
(presentation(s) on theory 40%; research report (including presentation of research) (60%))
Vaksoort bachelor
Docent(en) dr. P. Berger
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
will be announced later
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen work load: readings 60h, presentations 9h, short written assignments 9h, sessions 42h, individual research (planning, searching & reading extra literature, conducting research, presentation, writing of report) 100h.
“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: bachelormodules 1 semester I a keuze
Minor Religie in de Moderne Wereld 3 semester I a keuzegroep
Open Colleges 1 semester I a verplicht