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PO383 - The Politics of Religion

  • Module code: PO383
  • Module name: The Politics of Religion
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines the issues involved in the politics of religion. The aims of this module are as follows: To introduce students to the key themes and issues relating to the relationship between politics and religion in the modern world; To facilitate an inter-disciplinary analysis of religio-politics in theoretical, conceptual and empirical terms; To encourage critical thinking about the impact of religious belief on contemporary political issues and institutions; To enhance student research skills through the collection and analysis of information from a wide range of sources; To develop student abilities to present a well made, coherent and logically consistent argument.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be able to: Demonstrate advanced and applied knowledge of the theoretical issues and debates surrounding the relationship between politics and religion; Demonstrate detailed and critical awareness of the key processes and dynamics through which religion has shaped, and continues to shape, contemporary politics and political institutions; Relate contemporary issues surrounding religion and politics to conceptual and theoretical frameworks of understanding.

Timetabled teaching activities

The module is taught through a combination of one weekly lectures and seminar.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po383

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PO383-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 3
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (L103) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LV16) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics (with Intercalated Year) (M101) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M161) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (with Intercalated Year) (M16B) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (with Intercalated year) (ML14) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Italian with International Studies (R3M1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MM) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MQ) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (with Intercalated year) (V7MS) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (with Year Abroad) (VM12) - Year 4