Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2116: Sociology and Demography of Religion

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


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Nitzan Peri-Rotem (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


This module will address some of the central theories in the sociology of religion (e.g. the secularization paradigm, religious market theory, believing without belonging) from an empirical perspective. You will learn about available data sources on religion and various indicators of religiosity. In addition, you will obtain tools to examine research questions about the role of religion in everyday life, including religion and socio-economic status and the relationship between religion and family patterns. This module involves hands-on computer lab sessions (using R software), to facilitate independent research work using quantitative analysis. The final assignment involves writing a research report on a topic of your choice from what has been covered in the module. 

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