Religious Studies

Year 1:

Blok 1.

Concepts & Methods.

  • Qualitative Research Methods. London: SAGE Publications, 2010. Monique Hennink, Inge Hutter & Ajay Bailey 9781412922265
    Note: You will use this book again in the second year of this study.



Blok 2.

Anthropology of religion.

Hinduism and Buddhism.

Blok 3.


Psychology and Sociology of Religion. 

Blok 4.


Religion and Philosophy.

Year 2:

Blok 1

Concepts and Methods 2. 

Rituals in Theory and Practice.

Blok 2

The Text Awakens.

The Sacred Image.

  • Required and recommended readings will be available on reserve shelves in UB or by ebook/PDF

Blok 3

Religion, Media and Popular Culture.

  • Selected articles and book chapters will be provided at the beginning of the course

Religion and Politics.

Blok 4 

Ethics and Secularity.

Religion, Diversity and Identity.

Year 3:

Blok 1

Quranic Arabic 1.

Spirituality and Secular Religion.

– The readings for this class will be announced in the syllabus.

Blok 2

Quranic Arabic 2.

Law and Religion.

Religion, Space and Place.

Blok 3

Lived Religion: Reading Case Studies.

Contested Humanity.

  • Biomedicine & Beatitude: An Introduction to Catholic bioethics (e-book available via UL, consider buying). Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco ISBN: 9780813218823
  • Bioethics: A Philosophical Introduction. Second edition (ebook available via UL). Stephen Holland ISBN: 9780745690605
  • “Redeeming the ‘Human’ through human rights. Talal Assad
  • ‘The Cyborg Manifesto’ in Donna Haraway, Simians, Cyborgs and Men (London: Free Association Books 1991).(available on the internet). Donna Haraway
  • The Origins of Totalitarianism. Hannah Arendt
  • Parts of Posthumanism,Cambridge: Polity Press 2014. Pramod K. Nayar

Check the course guide / ocasys to be sure

Blok 3&4

Bachelor thesis.

Ba Thesis Seminar Lived Religion.

Ba Thesis Seminar Impact of Religion.

Blok 4

Lived Religion: Academic Debates.

Cultural Impact of Religion.