Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2116: Sociology and Demography of Religion
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module will address some of the central theories in the sociology of religion (e.g. the secularization paradigm, religious market theory, believing without belonging) from an empirical perspective. You will learn about available data sources on religion and various indicators of religiosity. In addition, you will obtain tools to examine research questions about the role of religion in everyday life, including religion and socio-economic status and the relationship between religion and family patterns. This module includes hands-on computer lab sessions where you will learn to perform basic data analysis using interactive online analysis platforms to facilitate independent research work. The final assignment involves writing a research report on a topic of your choice from what has been covered in the module.