Critical Theory and the Study of Religions (Masters)
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- Course Not Running 2016/2017
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- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of this course, students will:
- Have gained an overview of the history of the study of religions in the western academy and the interface between critical theory and the field of religious studies.
- Have acquired a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the relationship between a variety of critical theories.
- Have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the variety of methodologies that these approaches offer the student of religion.
- Have reflected on the relevance of these approaches to their areas of interest.
- Be able to evaluate critically a variety of books, journals and other sources of information relevant to the topics studied on the course.
- Have produced detailed written work on a number of approved topics relevant to the course.
- Have recorded and reflected on his/her experience of the subject matter on the course, particularly with regard to its application in the study of religions.
- Have developed core skills in evaluation, self-reflection, and team work.
Method of assessment
Coursework: two 3,000 word essays (60%), Research Journal (30%) and Oral Exam (10%)