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 and have discussions.
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, cult
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
We will have a seminar 9/10 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.
|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, 2019. You have to attend the first class on October 3.||No prerequisites.|
From reference books, students select and determine which book will be read.
Course materials are provided during class.
Discussion: 50% Short report: 50%
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Contact by e-mail in advance to schedule an appointment.