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Religious Studies Course Modules
Part I Module
The Religious Studies Part I course - RST100: Religions of the Modern World introduces four of the world's major religious traditions, looking particularly at the diverse ways in which they answer some of the most fundamental questions arising from our experience of life. The course provides an outline of the growth and development of these traditions and their primary characteristics, and subsequently considers some of the various forms they take in the contemporary world. The course concludes with a cross-cultural and inter-religious examination of some of the key issues for the study of religion in the modern world, such as ethics, politics, gender, and the character of religious life as it enters the twenty-first century.
Teaching time is one two hour lecture and a one hour seminar each week, supplemented by your own study, essay and project preparation time. The weekly workload is likely to be similar for the two 'minor' courses.
There are written coursework assignments during the first two terms, and an exam in the summer. Your first year mark is weighted 60% exam/40% coursework.
The Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Part I course - EPR100 is designed to offer students the knowledge, academic techniques and skills to approach fundamental questions about the meaning of life and the human condition with confidence and, crucially, to consider what is at stake in ethical reasoning with self-assurance and maturity. The perspectives offered by EPR 100 include the philosophical, theological, religious, western, Asian, the cross-cultural, ancient and modern. By taking EPR 100 you will acquire a range of essential theories, approaches and questions that will enable you to understand and assess practical ethical standpoints, to offer criticism of them and to develop your own independent views.
Teaching time is two weekly one-hour lectures over two and a half terms, plus a weekly seminar.
Single Major Degrees Part II Modules
The second and third year of study is known as "Part II". Students choose from a range of modules in their subject. For details of Part II modules for the degree schemes that interest you, please use the links below:
View all modules taught by the department.
For joint majors and triple majors please see the 2013-2014 Part II Handbook.
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