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Studying religion

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Studying religion

This free course, Studying religion, will give you an opportunity to think about some of the key concepts and methods of the discipline of Religious Studies. You will meet examples of different forms of religious practice and belief, mostly from Britain and India.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • discuss some of the ways in which the concept of 'religion' has been and is used in the study of religion
  • understand some examples of religious activity in Britain and India on 'special days' and have some practical experience in the study of these examples
  • identify and evaluate critically the motives, concerns and methods that typically distinguish the academic study of religion known as religious studies from other approaches to religious belief and practice.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 21/08/2017

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