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CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - CHRISTIAN STUDIES

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KL 20N9 / KL 25N9 /KL 30N9 / KL 35N9
ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr L Clayton

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students at level 2 and 3 only. Students of non-DRS subjects are required to get permission from the course coordinator prior to admission.

Note(s): This course will run in 2012/13 as KL 25N9 / KL 35N9.

Anthropology of religion has become an important field of study, which explores both indigenous and tribal religions as well as the mainstream and more recently has incorporated new age spiritualities. This course will focus on the theoretical categories that have been key in defining religion within anthropology, using ethnographic case studies to broaden understanding of both that category and various religious experiences throughout a range of geographical and historical contexts. Students will also be given the opportunity to reflect on the ways in which we approach different cultures and the relationship between ourselves and the 'other'.

Workbook for self-study
1 one and a half hour audio-conferenced tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (60%) and one 2,000 word essay (40%).
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

1st Attempt: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (50%); continuous assessment, one 2,500 word essay, 1 class presentation (using PowerPoint) (10%) and 1 handout (10%)
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 2: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.

Resit: Level 3: 1 two-hour written examination (100%)
Admission to the exam depends on the submission of all coursework and each item's assessment at CAS 6 or above.