PSY421 Psychology of Religion

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
PSY421 Psychology of Religion 2 1 6 Tue 12:00 - 14:50
Prerequisite PSY103 It is a prerequisite to

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Lecturer Pınar Ünal-Aydın Office Hours / Room / Phone
Wednesday:
13:00-15:00 via MS Teams
A F1.9
E-mail paydin@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives Psychology of religion offers the introductory presentation of the multifaceted knowledge in the field. As such it primarily puts focus on state-of-science perspectives on the psychological processes underlying spirituality, religious behaviour, and religious experience. The course will review foundational concepts and thus provide insight into the established and novel research methodologies, i.e. findings emerging from basic psychological sub-disciplines addressing the developmental, biological and cognitive basis of religiousness and their connections to emotion, personality and social behaviour. Furthermore, the course provides explanatory and examining aspects of the religion as a meaning system by looking into the range of associated practices and experiences including conversion and spiritual transformation, ritual and prayer, fundamentalism, spiritual struggle and doubt, forgiveness, and religious values.
Textbook Loewenthal, K.M. (2000). The Psychology of Religion: A Short Introduction. UK: Oneworld Publications.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods: lectures, seminars, and tutorials, individual and team-work in-class activities.
    WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
    Week 1 Introduction, syllabus presentation, course presentation
    Week 2 Introduction into the field of Psychology of Religion Chapter 1
    Week 3 Introduction into the field of Psychology of Religion Chapter 1
    Week 4 RELIGION AND PSYCHOLOGY Chapter 2
    Week 5 RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR Chapter 3
    Week 6 RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR Chapter 3
    Week 7 Midterm Exam
    Week 8 RELIGIOUS THOUGHTS Chapter 4
    Week 9 RELIGIOUS THOUGHTS Chapter 4
    Week 10 RELIGIOUS FEELINGS & QUIZ Chapter 5
    Week 11 RELIGIOUS FEELINGS Chapter 5
    Week 12 HOW RELIGION CAN AFFECT BEHAVIOUR, THOUGHT AND FEELING Chapter 6
    Week 13 HOW RELIGION CAN AFFECT BEHAVIOUR, THOUGHT AND FEELING Chapter 6
    Week 14 Student presentations
    Week 15 Review of the previous chapters
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 35
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    Midterm Exam 1 20
    Quiz 1 15
    Assignments 4 20
    Individual Presentation 1 10
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Quiz 4 3 12
    Home study 1 14 14 Midterm Exam 3 7 21
    Assignments 4 4 16 Final Exam 4 9 36
    Presentation 3 3 9 Presentation 3 3 9
            Total Workload Hours = 159
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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