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DR101C: RELIGIONS OF ANCIENT GREECE AND BEYOND (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Samantha Newington

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Distance Learning
  • Any Undergraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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. Particular attention will be given to Greece, Roman, Asia Minor and beyond.

 

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; and rituals as constitutive elements of the religious phenomena across time and space.


Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 2250
Learning Outcomes
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Essay

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Feedback Word Count 2250
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Course Learning Outcomes

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