- Religion isn't what you think it is...
- Why study religion?
- Insiders and outsiders
- Understanding our role
- The religious studies toolkit
- The cultural construction of religion
- Exit survey
- Taking your studies further
Religion is everywhere in the news and popular culture, but accurate and authoritative reporting are often far from the front pages.
Take this first step on a journey of academic investigation that will give you the skills you need to understand religion on its own terms, as an academic subject.
This free course will help empower you to ask real questions about how religion is presented and understood in the wider world, and challenge you to look closely at your own assumptions.
If you want to know why religion is such a misunderstood topic, and why it inspires such extremes of emotion, this is the place to start.
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