- Module code: PO383
- Module name: The Politics of Religion
- Department: Politics and International Studies
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
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.
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: PO383-30)|
|A (Assessed work only)||1st 3000 word essay||50%|
|2nd 3000 word essay||50%|
|B (Examination only)||3 hr examination||100%|
|C (Assessed/examined work)||3000 word essay||50%|
|1.5 hr examination||50%|
|VA (Visiting students only)||100% assessed (part year) visiting/exchange students||100%|
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