Religion

Howard College

Ms Cherry Muslim

Pietermaritzburg

Dr R Settler

 Selected modules offered at Pietermaritzburg

About Philosophy

The study of Religion encompasses the scientific study of the major world religions in context. Focused on the African continent, it engages the study of religious phenomena in terms of the significance of their historical, ritual, moral, organizational and belief systems. Contextually, the discipline engages a wide range of fields, as Religion intersects and engages with Development Studies, Politics, Economics, Human Rights, and Health and Environmental Studies amongst others.

The major in Religion has 4 compulsory modules out of 8, and electives as co-requisites at the same level. The compulsory module and elective at level 1 are pre-requisites for level 2, and the compulsory module and elective at level 2 are pre-requisites for entry into level 3. These are in line with the basic format of the BA major at UKZN.

Semester 1 Semester 2
RELG101: Introduction to Religion (16C) Religion electives at level 100 to the value of 16 credits
RELG206: Oral and Written Sacred Texts (16C) Religion electives at level 200 to the value of 16 credits
RELG308: Research Methodology in Religion and Culture Studies PLUS One additional module at level 300 to the value of 16 credits RELG309 Method and Theory in the Study of Religion and Culture Studies PLUS One additional module at level 300 to the value of 16 credits
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Campus: Howard College Campus