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Postgraduate Module Descriptor


ANTM106: Representation of Animals Through Religion

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Alexander Badman-King (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

Yes

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.

Module created

14/10/2013

Last revised

04/09/2020