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This course introduces students to the academic study of religion and develops a Religious Studies perspective on religions. Religions of the ancient world will be explored in their historical, systematic, and practical/ritual dimensions. The course deals with three major religious traditions of antiquity, i.e., Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In addition, the course introduces students to the study of religion, dealing with issues such as: defining religion; insider/outsider problem in the study of religion; belief belief; and rituals as constitutive elements of the religious phenomena across time and space. Download Course Guide
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||Yes|
• introduces students to the academic study of religion
• develops a Religious Studies perspective on religions.
Religions of the ancient world will be explored in their historical, systematic, and practical/ritual dimensions.
• have acquired knowledge of what constitutes ‘religion’ and the various approaches to the academic study of religion
• understand religious traditions as multi-dimensional constructs
• be able to interpret the basic features of the traditions studied
• be able to critically read and analyse primary and secondary sources dealing with religion/s.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
Formative assessment principally takes the form of conversation amongst instructors and students during tutorial sessions, and this will form an essential part of the work of the lectures.
Students get detailed feedback on their essay. Written feedback on exam performance is available on request.