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DR2575: THEORIES OF RELIGION (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

A survey of leading theories of religion from the fields of economics and psychology. The main issues to be considered will be: what aspects of religion is each theory trying to explain; what aspects does the theory succeed in explaining; and how does the theory reflect the discipline from which it comes?

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Robert Segal

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 2

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • DR2075 Theories of Religion (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

A survey of leading theories of religion from the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. The main issues to be considered will be: what aspects of religion is each theory trying to explain; what aspects does the theory succeed in explaining; and how does the theory reflect the discipline from which it comes?

By the end of the course, students should have become familiar with the range of modern social-scientific theories of religion, with ways of comparing theories, with ways of applying theories to specific religions, and with ways of evaluating theories.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University weeks 25 - 35

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Summative Assessments

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Resit Assessments

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