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BA Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
|Religions & Theology
|Available as a free choice unit?
The dissertation gives you an opportunity to pursue in depth a subject in the study of religion and theology which has particularly interested you and on which you can bring to bear your understanding of methods and issues developed in other course units in your degree programme (See also section 3.4.5). The dissertation should be appropriately supported by second and/or third level course unit choices and, for students on particular pathways, should fall within their specified pathway. For Joint students of Comparative Religion and Social Anthropology, the dissertation should be interdisciplinary.
To give all students the opportunity to work independently on an extended supervised piece of research which demonstrates their critical understanding of a specific aspect of the study of religion and/or theology.
By the end of the dissertation, you will have:
- Developed skills of working independently
- Compiled your own bibliography of different types of sources from a range of appropriate Information sources (e.g. library catalogue, electronic databases, web etc)
- Defined an issue in the study of religion and/or theology and developed your skills of analysing and formulating an argument in interpretation of that source material
- Shown your ability to use categories critically whether derived from within or outside the tradition or subject being studied
- Oral feedback and guidance on dissertation
- Written feedback
- Additional one-to-one feedback (during the consultation hour or by making an appointment)
To be agreed with supervisor
|Independent study hours
Meetings with individual supervisor to be arranged