Religions of the Contemporary World (konwersatorium) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Andrzej Szabaciuk
Organising unit:Faculty of Social Sciences - Instytut Nauk o Polityce i Administracji
Number of hours (week/semester): 1/15
Language of instruction:Język polski
Course objective
C 1: To present the place of religion in contemporary socio-political life of the globalizing world
C 2: To present religion as a crucial determinant in international relations
W 1: Interest in issues of contemporary world
Learning outcomes
K_W01 The graduate has interdisciplinary knowledge of social sciences, especially regarding security, and their relation to other social sciences
K_W02 The graduate understands the essence and conditioning of national security on a local scale, as well as state-level and international.

K_U03 The graduate is able to apply the theoretical knowledge of security sciences to analyse the behavior of people and society, diagnose and forecast situations which affect national security, as well as build strategies of actions regarding national security in various areas of a state’s life.
K_U06 The graduate is able to correctly evaluate threats to national security and identify their causes

K_K01 The graduate is prepared to manage a team of people in crisis situations
K_K06 The graduate is aware of the necessity to take account for ethic rules in actions aiming to ensure highest standards of security
Teaching method
Course content description
1. The Secularization paradigm
2. G. Kapel, S. Huntington – „The Revenge of God”
3. Models of the state – church relations
4. Religion and nationalism
5. Religion and ethnic conflicts
6. Religion in international relations
7. Christianity and politics
8. Islam and Islamism
9. Judaism and politics
10. Hinduism and nationalism
11. Buddhism and extremism
12. Politics and religion in Poland
Forms of assessment
60% of grade: half-term test (knowledge); 40% substantive evaluation of activity (knowledge and attitude)
100-90% of final grade v. good; 80-90% - good; 60-80% satisfactory; below 60 % unsatisfactory
Required reading list
Basic Bibliography:
Religia i polityka. Zarys problematyki, P. Burgoński, M. Gierycz (red.), Warszawa 2014.
M. Marczewska-Rytko, Religia i polityka w globalizującym się świecie, Lublin 2010.
Sacrum i Profanum. Religia i polityka w świecie, Inglehart R., Norris P. (red.), Kraków 2006.
Religia w polityce światowej: dylematy narodowe i międzynarodowe, W. Gizicki (red.), Lublin 2013.

Supplementary bibliography:
Religia i polityka na obszarze Europy Wschodniej, Kaukazu i Azji Centralnej, T. Stępniewski (red.), Lublin-Warszawa 2013.
R. Zenderowski, Religia a tożsamość narodowa i nacjonalizm w Europie Środkowo-Wschodniej. Między etnicyzacją religii a sakralizacją etnosu (narodu), Wrocław 2011.
Field of study: National Security
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Grade