ETBA102 Religion and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Roman Doušek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Eva Chovancová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Roman Doušek, Ph.D.
Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of European Ethnology - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 J31
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is the entry into the issue of research into religion. It introduces the basic approaches to religion in social sciences to the students, and it deals with particular concepts from the research into religion and associated realia.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students should be able to define and interpret selected concepts of ethnology of religion. The students should be able to discuss this subject from ethnological point of view.
  • 1. Specification of the subjects of interest ethnological research; methodology.
  • 2. Definition of religion.
  • 3. Classification of religion.
  • 4. Shamanism.
  • 5. Totemism.
  • 6. Mana, tabu, animism, animatism, fetishism.
  • 7. Myth
  • 8. Ritual
  • 9. Magic.
  • 10. Sorcery, witchcraft.
  • 11. Syncretism.
    recommended literature
  • PALS, Daniel L. Osm teorií náboženství. Translated by Lucie Valentinová. Vydání první. Praha: ExOriente, 2015. 483 stran. ISBN 9788090521124. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written examination.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinované studium 14 hodin přímé výuky v semestru.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020.
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