Interreligious Cooperation for Peace - Cultural Studies

About this course

Human beings are thoughtful by nature and seek to explain the things they see around them. To make sense of the world they find themselves in, they rely on fundamental ideas or foundational knowledge that we can call beliefs.

  • Discuss critically how religion(s) and culture(s) are interrelated./li>
  • Identify and examine how cultural views and practices impact peacebuilding.
  • Translate the impact of culture(s) into your context.

Unit 1 What is Culture?
Unit 2 Language Diversity
Unit 3 Authority Contested
Unit 4 Time, Organisation and Community
Unit 5 Understanding Gender
Unit 6 Instrumentalisation of Identity
Unit 7 Case Studies on Cultural Studies
Unit 8 Religious Geography and Epistemology

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Heidi Hadsell

Prof. Dr, Professor of Ethics, former President of Hartford Seminary

USA

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Meera Baindur

Professor of Philosophy, Manipal University Jaipur

India

Participants whose first language is not English are recommended to have a minimum English language-proficiency of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The self-assessment grid under this link provides potential participants with an overview in case of unfamiliarity with this framework.

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All learning materials are delivered entirely online. You’ll have access to a course website, which includes:

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  • course-specific materials and activities
  • audio and video content
  • discussion forums

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You’ll need broadband internet access and a desktop or laptop computer with an up-to-date version of Windows (10 or 11), or macOS (10.15 or higher).

It’s also possible to access our learning management system on a mobile phone, tablet device, however, as you will have to download the moodle application for Android or MacOs.

For the assignments and final assignment, you will be required to use any word processor, such as Microsoft Word, Google Sheets, Pages, and convert it to a PDF, you can download it here.

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Duration 8 weeks
Starting date 18 October 2021
Price Free
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Workload 40 hours (8 online modules)
Subjects  Religion, culture, peace
Language  English
Study Method  Distance learning

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