Religion, Conflict and Peacemaking
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
40 200-level pts from the BA Schedule
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An exploration of the role of religion in promoting conflict and terror, and of the power and potential of religion for transforming conflict and building peace. There will be a particular focus on the distinctive historical, theological, symbolic and practical resources religious communities can offer to the task of peacemaking in a violent world. 100% internal assessment.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. Critically analyse contemporary discourses about religious violence and religious peacemaking
2. Develop and hone analytical skills in the comparative analysis of religion
3. Articulate nuanced arguments that draw upon and deploy empirical and theoretical knowledge
4. Demonstrate critical thinking and communication skills relevant for academic research
2 short answer in-class tests- 20%
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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