Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3234: Religion, Politics and Policy in Europe

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to expose you to key concepts and theoretical perspectives in the analysis of religion, politics and policy in liberal democracies; to enhance your understanding of contemporary religious issues in politics and policy in post-industrial societies; to enable you to examine the ways in which religion influences politics and policy; and to develop comparative analytical skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of significant contemporary debates about religion, politics and policy in post-industrialised society
2. Critically assess the channels through which religion may be still relevant to understand policy making in the 21th century across a variety of policy sectors
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Critically analyse a range of theoretical approaches to comparative analysis
4. Conduct meaningful comparison to assess policy making
Personal and Key Skills5. Present complex arguments effectively in speech and writing
6. Engage constructively in complex discussions and debates
7. Study independently and manage time and assessment deadlines effectively
8. Work in a group to contribute effectively to the achievement of objectives