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Religion in a Changing World

Religion is everywhere. Knowledge of religion is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world. If you are fascinated by the diversity of religions, their development through history and their meaning today – both in people’s personal lives and in society -, the minor Religion in a Changing World is the right choice as a supplement to your major. The minor includes the selection of two courses on specific religious traditions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of antiquity, new religious movements). Additionally a cluster of introductory courses on the various disciplines involved in the study of religion will be offered, e.g. the comparative, social, anthropological, and psychological approaches. This minor will acquaint students with the tools essential for studying, interpreting and analyzing religion as a (human) phenomenon.

Maximum number of participants: 60
Prospectus number: 5000MRELN
Class number: 1035
Language: English

Minor

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Two mandatory Courses:

Religion in the World 5
Comparative Religion 5

Choose three of the twelve below courses:

Introduction to Buddhism 5
Jews and Judaism: An Introduction 5
Introduction to the Study of Islam 5
Introduction to Hindu Religions 5
Religie, levensbeschouwing en burgerschap in het onderwijs 5
New Religions 5
Antieke Godsdiensten 5
Christendom: de basics 5
Religion and Politics 5
Religie en media 5
Zoroastrianism 5
Radical Enlightenment: Science, Religion and Philosophy, 1600-1700 5

Choose one of the two below Courses:

Sociology of Religion 5
Psychologie van religie 5

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Information

  • Extent: 30 ec

  • Intended for: All students with an interest in the subject matter, that passed a first bacheloryear of 60 ec.

  • Language of instruction: English and Dutch. You can opt for a completely English taught package or a mix of Dutch and Eglish taught courses, that depends on the courses you choose.

  • Websites: Centre for the Study of Religion Leiden Religie Blog

  • Coordinator: Coordinator of Studies
    Programme Coordinator: Dr. C.J. Pearce

  • Board of Examiners: Religious Studies

  • Enrolment through: via uSis from May 1st until July 15th 2020
    NB: After registering for the minor, you must also enroll for the individual courses.

Follow-on master’s programme

MA Religious Studies. Students with a university BA degree within the humanities or social sciences who successfully finished the minor ‘Religion in a Changing World’, will be admitted to the Master Religious Studies at Leiden University.

MA Religie en Levensbeschouwing. Students with a university BA degree in History, Theology/Divinity, Islam Studies, Middle Eastern Studies with specialization Islam, or Ancient Near Eastern Studies who successfully finished the minor ‘Religion in a Changing World’, will be admitted to the two-year educational Master Religie en Levensbeschouwing at Leiden University. Students who think about following the master Religie en Levensbeschouwing after completing the minor are advised to choose the introductions to Christianity and Islam as part of the minor.”

Remarks

Religion is everywhere. Knowledge of religion is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world. If you are fascinated by the diversity of religions, their development through history and their meaning today – both in people’s personal lives and in society -, the minor Religion in a Changing World is the right choice as a supplement to your major. The minor includes the selection of two courses on specific religious traditions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of antiquity, new religious movements). Additionally a cluster of introductory courses on the various disciplines involved in the study of religion will be offered, e.g. the comparative, social, anthropological, and psychological approaches. This minor will acquaint students with the tools essential for studying, interpreting and analyzing religion as a (human) phenomenon.