Course: Religion and Spirituality in the USA

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Course title Religion and Spirituality in the USA
Course code KAJ/ARS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Raisová Eva, PhDr.
Course content
Theology, practise, ritual, religiosity, spirituality, history and specific form of a given religion or spiritual movements. Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American spirituality, Neo-Paganism, Druidry, Shamanism, Wicca, the western esoteric tradition and magic.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 44 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Advanced level of English.
learning outcomes
The students will gain orientation in the complex pattern of religion and spirituality in the USA at the beginning of the 21st century as well as a deeper insight into the essence and diverse forms of religiosity and spirituality of modern men and women.
teaching methods
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Beal, T. Religion in America: A Brief Introduction.. New York: OUP, 2008.
  • Crowley, V. Wicca: A Comprehensive Guide to the Old Religion in the Modern World.. London: Element, 2003.
  • Hutton, R. The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft.. Oxford: OUP, 1999.
  • Neusner, J. World Religions in America.. London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.
  • Stuckard, Kocku von. Western Esotericism: A Brief History of Secret Knowledge.. London: Equinox, 2005.

Study plans that include the course
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