SANb1007 Critical Interpretation of Religion

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Soňa Enenkelová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D.
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Irena Kašparová, M.A., Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 12:00–13:40 U35
! SAN102 Critical Interpretation of Religion
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 17/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
To introduce key concepts of anthropology of religion as well as key terminology, to allow for a disclosure of a link between cosmology and the way society is organised.
Learning outcomes
The ability to write an accademic essay upon anthropology of religion The ability to identify connection between cosmology and value system of the society To analyse current state of the art in anthropology of religion
  • 1) Religion as a category of dispute 2) Myth and cosmology 3)Animism, animatism and totemis 4)Ritual 5) Interpretations of religion 6) Gender and embodyment 7) Modernity and secularisation 8) Shamanism 9) witchcraft 10) Death
    required literature
  • Bowie, F. 2008. Antropologie náboženství. Praha: Portál,
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, independent work, project presentation
Assessment methods
50% essey, 50% project presentation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2024.
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