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Religion and Society

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSUS1SC8134

Course Coordinator and Team: Dr Priyasha Kaul

Email of course coordinator: Priyasha@aud.ac.in

Pre-requisites:

Aim: This course intends to provide students at the undergraduate level with an introduction to the basic conceptions in the sub discipline of Sociology of Religion. Starting with an overview of the various approaches adopted by other social sciences and theology to the study of religion, the course intends to familiarize the student with the ideas of classical sociological thinkers. The intention overall is to enable the student to develop the necessary conceptual clarity for being better able to make Sociological sense of historical and contemporary events where religion has come to play an undeniably crucial role.

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

  1. Religion as an object of sociological study
  2. Religion and Politics
  3. Religion in India

Refererences:

  • Durkheim, E. (1915). Elementary Forms of Religious Life. London: George Allen and Unwin.
  • van Gennep, A (1960). Rites of Passage. London: Routledge
  • Weber, M. (2012[1958]). Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Dover Publishers.

Tentative Assessment schedule with details of weightage:

S.No

Assessment

Date/period in which Assessment will take place

Weightage

1

Class test

End january

10%

2

Mid Semester Exam

End Feb/early March

20%

3

Tut/ Home Assignments

Early April

20%

4

Class participation

Ongoing 

10%

5

End Semester Exam

As per AUD Academic Calendar

40%