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SO 4024 / SO4524

Course Co-ordinator: Professor S Bruce

Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 only. Students should normally have 135 credits in Sociology courses. Students lacking these credits may be allowed to take the course with the Head of Department's permission.

Note(s): This course will be available in the first half-session of 2012/13 as SO 4024.

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.

1 two-hour combined lecture and associated seminar session per week and for each student, two essay consultations as arranged.

1st Attempt: 1 written examination (60%) and continuous assessment (40%).