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AT3534: RELIGION, POWER AND BELIEF (2021-2022)

Last modified: 21 Dec 2021 13:20


Course Overview

What is religion? What does ritual do? Does ritual have effects, in the persons performing them, in society, or the world? How might ritual be a means or medium for political action? This course is an ethnographically grounded discussion of how anthropologists have addressed the concept of religion, the interface of religion and power, and is a critical interrogation the concept of belief.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Johan Rasanayagam

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

  • Programme Level 3
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Anthropology (AT)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

What is religion? What does ritual do? Does ritual have effects, in the persons performing them, in society, or the world? How might ritual be a means or medium for political action? This course is an ethnographically grounded discussion of how anthropologists have addressed the concept of religion, the interface of religion and power, and is a critical interrogation of the concept of belief.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 35

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Summative Assessments

4x 300-word tutorial summaries

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback will be given on all written submissions in time for students to reflect and improve their work. Oral feedback will be given on tutorial presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Written feedback will be given on all written submissions in time for students to reflect and improve their work. Oral feedback will be given on tutorial presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Re-submit the in-course assessments.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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