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2006/07 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

SLAV3041 The Encounter Between Orthodox Christianity and Islam

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Jonathan Sutton

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2006/07

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

The module is open to students in Levels 2 and 3; and there are no prerequisites. The objective of this module is to introduce students to important issues arising from the encounter between two major religious and cultural traditions and to consider their impact on Russia, Ukraine and bordering Eastern European countries today.Syllabus: Combining a historical and thematic approach, this course will focus on religious ideals and traditions, nationalism and modern secularism as forces shaping society.Teaching will take the form of 16 lectures and 6 seminars.Assessment comprises assessed written course work totalling 3,000 words (40%) plus one 2-hour examination (60%).


To introduce students to the principal features of Orthodox Christianity and of Islam and their presence in the countries being studied; to provide guidelines for identifying and effectively studying the religious, political and cultural dimensions of Orthodoxy and Islam; to study the encounter between Orthodoxy and Islam as one important feature of changing society in post-communist Russia and South-Eastern Europe


as above.

Teaching methods

Lectures and seminars

Methods of assessment

1 essay of approximately 3000 words (40%) and one 2-hour examination (60%).

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/03/2008


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