Religious Studies C

In Religious Studies C you will study religions from a scientific, non-confessional, perspective. Furthermore, you will gain insight in the impacts of the various religions on society and culture, both during modern and ancient times.

In the study line Religious Studies C you will learn to account for, and understand, the basic features of different religions and their importance for people and society. We will look at differences and commonalities between religions, focusing on Christianity and the essential features of two other world religions, including Islam.

Among other topics you will learn about religious phenomena such as myth, basic narrative, ritual, epiphany and prophesy, along with teachings and ethics, and you will learn how to use religious terminology.

The lectures will take you through texts and documentary material, and you will become skilled at interpreting and evaluating religious viewpoints and problems, both from a religious perspective and from a secular perspective.

Texts from the Old and New Testaments, impacts of the history of Christianity, and contemporary texts will be included in the lectures on Christianity. When going through Islam, texts from the Koran and contemporary texts will be applied. Both religions will be reviewed from a global perspective.

The lectures alternate between classroom training and various forms of group work.

You will be working with information technology for retrieving information on source and pictorial material, and you will learn how to take a critical stance at the sources on the internet.