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SO4557: POLITICS AND RELIGION (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

Religion inspires political action, pervades national identities, and shapes political regimes. Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Nigeria, Mali, Syria; the conflicts in these countries all involve religious differences. Religion may be in decline in the West but even in Europe there are arguments about the proper place of religion and about religious exemptions from general laws. In the USA religious conservatives use the courts, state legislatures and Congress to fight against abortion and gay rights. Taking a very broad view of politics, this course examines the links between religion and politics.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Steve Bruce

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Programme Level 4
  • Sociology (SO)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SO4067 Politics and Religion (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course examines the many ways in which politics and religion interact in the modern world. Key topics are the place of religion in nationalist and ethnic identity politics; religion and violence; religion and democratization; the politics of non-Christian minorities in the West, and a comparison of Christian politics in the UK and USA.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39 - 41

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work, where appropriate. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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