This course introduces religion and social problems. Emphasis is placed on religious antagonism against established social order. And Topics include psychiatric and ethical issues based on religious beliefs.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about religion and social problems.
2) Explain the background of social problems.
3) Express their view to overcome a conflict between secular and religious values.
Religion and violence, religious issues, psychopathology of religion
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Students must respond to the question from a teacher through the discussions or short reports. And they should reach the same degree of understanding as they exchange their points of view.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction: What is religious issues ?|
|Class 2||Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (1)||Write a paper on relevant issues, watching a film dealing with the refusal of blood transfusion.|
|Class 3||Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (2)||Discuss about this subject.|
|Class 4||Confrontation between freedom of religion and basic human rights (3)||Report the content of the last week's discussion.|
|Class 5||Psychopathology of religion and salvation (1)||Write a paper on relevant issues, watching a film dealing with the faith healing.|
|Class 6||Psychopathology of religion and salvation (2)||Discuss about this subject.|
|Class 7||Psychopathology of religion and salvation (3)||Report the content of the last week's discussion.|
Course materials are provided during class.
Discussion: 35%, Short report: 35%, Quiz: 30%