The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of religious studies and their topics, especially, new religions, cults, religious violence and spirituality. Therefore, students will read textbooks on modern religions, have discussions and conduct fieldwork.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Obtain basic knowledge about contemporary religions and their function in society.
2) Explain spiritual culture.
3) Express their views on religion.
modern religions, spirituality, new religion, religious violence
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
We will have a seminar in the 7th/8th periods every Thursday. Student will read a textbook on the sociology of religion, religious narratives and biography. And they will have discussions on the week's subject. Fieldwork is also to be conducted in class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||If you are interested in attending this class, please notify us by e-mail no later than September 29, 2016.||You have to attend the first class on October 6.|
From reference books, students select and determine which book will be read.
Course materials are provided during class.
Class attendance and attitude in class.