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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3118: Sociology and Demography of Religion

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

Module Aims

Students in this module gain in-depth knowledge of central theories and current debates in the sociology of religion. In addition, this module provides an opportunity to enhance practical skills in data analysis and improved competence in using R software. These tools enable students to pursue their own independent research.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of current theories and debates in the sociology of religion.
2. Critically assess empirical studies in the sociology of religion.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Demonstrate a critical and reflective understanding of key concepts in sociology.
4. employ relevant research methods in the study of religious trends.
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate competence in using R software for data analysis
6. conduct independent research work within a limited time frame.