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This course develops a Religious Studies perspective on religions. Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions will be explored in their historical, systematic, and practical/ritual dimensions. This course will not seek whether one religion is more advanced, better, or prefarable over another. The 'truth' claims made by those traditions are not the subject of the course. On the contrary, issues such as: what does the term 'Abrahamic' mean? What are the main differences and similarities between those traditions and their respective founders? lie at the core of this course's aims. Download Course Guide
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||Yes|
This course develops a Religious Studies perspective on religions. Religious traditions that have originated in the Near East, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, will be explored in their historical, systematic, and practical/ritual dimensions.
• have learnt to distinguish a Religious-Studies perspective from other academic and non-academic perspectives
• 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.