Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ANTM112: Animals and Religion
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Alexander Badman-King (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS MODULE IS ONLY AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE-LEARNING.
In this module you will examine a wide range of human and non-human interactions that occur within the context of what we call 'religion'. We will review a wide range of traditions and their perspectives and practices as they relate to non-human animals. We will discuss evidence for pre-historic practices in archaeology and anthropology; the belief systems of early and classical civilisations; the place of non-humans in the rise of the Abrahamic traditions; the central presence of non-human animals in subcontinental traditions; and the varied status of many animals in contemporary systems around the world.
There are no pre-requisites, and the module would be particularly suitable for students on other programmes, particularly religious and political studies, psychology, and studies exploring ecology, conservation, and sustainability.