Anthropology of Religion

Course NameAnthropology of Religion
Course CodeSOC255
DescriptionThe course is aimed to provide a general overview of the vast field of Anthropology of Religion. The students will be exposed to the diverse approaches, concepts and theories regarding the notion of religion. Specifically, we will explore the relationship between culture, society, individual and religion to build toward a general understanding of religion.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Gain clear understanding of various religious practices and how to place these into proper context;
– Offer a critical perspective on what is involved in studying religions through focusing on specific theories and approaches represented by anthropology of religion;
– Demonstrate a sound knowledge of key ethnographies in the anthropology of religion, thereby exhibiting their understanding of religious beliefs and practices of smaller scale societies thus being able to identify and investigate the intersections between religion, culture and society;
– Gain experience in basic academic research and writing appropriate to the undergraduate level.
SchoolThe School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS