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General Required Course Religious Studies


Admission requirements


In this course topics from the domain of Religious Studies, as well as several issues pertaining to an academic attitude are discussed. This course, which makes use of various methods of instruction, continues through two semesters.
In weekly class-room meetings, all students come together to hear and discuss topics from the domain of Religious Studies, approached from interdisciplinary perspectives. Both junior and experienced scholars from Leiden University Insitute for Religious Studies will present their research, both their questions and answers, and the way they conduct their research. Also the students themselves will present their own research.
Next, there will be practical exercices in academic skills.
A detailed programme, as well as assignments to be performed each week, can be found on the Blackboard module for this course.

Course objectives

This course aims at training students in academic skills, so that they are able to conduct research; report about it, both in writing and speech, in a professionally acceptable and morally responsible way; and discuss it in a multidisciplinary context.


Wednesday 17.00-19.00 hr.

See Time table.

Mode of instruction

Lectures, discussion, presentations, responses, practical exercises and impromptus.

Assessment method

Points are earned by participation only. Active participation is therefore absolutely required.


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Reading list

W.C. Booth and others, The Craft of Research (3d edition), Chicago/London 2008


Via uSis
In addition to the registration in uSis, students are also expected to self-enroll in blackboard a few weeks before the course starts.

Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply.

Contact information

Dr. J. Magliano-Tromp