School of Global Studies

Religion, Culture and Identity (858L6)

Religion, Culture and Identity

Module 858L6

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 7 (Masters)

Module Outline

The module explores the role of religion in contemporary global culture and society. Its focus is comparative, looking at examples from North and South, West and non-West, and across different religious traditions, including indigenous and modern paganisms, spiritualities and animisms. It is also thematic, looking at the intersections of religion with gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class. Topics include: Religion, the Secular and the Post-Secular; Migration, Refugees, Islamophobia; Dynamics of Organised and ‘non-Organised’ Religion; Religious Nationalism; Queer Spiritualities; Religion, Charity and Ethical Campaigning.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate an expansive understanding of the range of ways in which religion influences contemporary society and culture.

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the differences between different types of religious practice, and different theories of religion.

Demonstrate the ability to critically assess different ethnographic and other accounts of religion.

Essay (5000 words)End of Year Assessment Week 3 Wed 16:00100.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

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Dr Jon Mitchell

Assess convenor, Convenor

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor

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