Theories of Religion

Faculteit Godgeleerdheid en Godsdienstwetenschap
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode THRMTRCE10
Vaknaam Theories of Religion
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Theories of Religion and Culture
Leerdoelen The objective of core modules is to provide students with a general theoretical and methodological framework that is relevant for the academic study of religion. The modules aim at bringing students to a level of knowledge that will enable them to reflect on the theories, methods and techniques of the programme and its disciplines. Students acquire an advanced understanding of the terminology, perspectives and problems in the fields.
Omschrijving Today, most scholars conceptualize ‘religion’ primarily as a cultural phenomenon, using insights, methods and theories that are also applied in cultural studies. This course unit explores some of the key issues and texts of the academic study of religion. Students will encounter pioneering ideas that have influenced the development of the study of religion, become acquainted with the key figures who shaped these ideas, analyze influential texts and discuss issues posed by the introduction of new concepts and methods.
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm seminar
Toetsvorm paper, presentation(s), short assignment(s)
(paper, presentations, assignments)
Vaksoort research master
Coördinator dr. K.E. Knibbe
Docent(en) dr. P. Berger , Gastdocent(en) ,dr. K.E. Knibbe ,prof. dr. S.N. Mason
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Readings will be made available through a syllabus
  • Study load: lectures/seminars: 10 x 3 = 30 hours; 2 presentations in class: 20 hours (2 x 20% of the final grade); writing of an academic paper (5,000 words): 40 hours (60% of the final grade); expected self-study: 190 hours.
  • Literature will be announced before the start of the course.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ma Programme Theology and Religious Studies (Research) 1 semester I verplicht