In this course we will look at some recent and ongoing debates within the Study of Religion. Given that current debates can per se not be covered comprehensively, we will take the freedom to pick some theoretical and methodological issues that spark our interest.
To accomplish this, we will experiment with a number of strategies to gain easy access to complex matters and voluminous works, such as book reviews, podcasts, summarizing articles and book chapters.
Last but not least, we want to improve our capacity as well as our confidence to read, argue, discuss and write in English. These are indispensable skills not only for an academic career, but also for most jobs in professional fields like cultural exchange, international affairs, media, human resources management, to name but a few.