FTR-FIPPSB216
The Silk Road: Religious Cultures, Conflicts and Contacts from Europe to China
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB216
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr. M. den Dulk
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dr. M. den Dulk
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Examiner
dr. M. den Dulk
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Lecturer
prof. dr. P.J.C.L. van der Velde
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Examiner
prof. dr. P.J.C.L. van der Velde
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Academic year2020
Period
SEM2  (25/01/2021 to 29/08/2021)
Starting block
SEM2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
You will both deepen and broaden your knowledge of the religions and cultures that have developed along the 'Silk Road'. You'll develop insight into the most signficant interactions between Asia and the West.
Content
The Silk Road, which ran between Europe and China, was not just a trade route, but also a conduit for the distribution of ideas and religions from East to West and vice versa. By focusing on the ancient Silk Road, this course highlights the important role this area played in the formation and spread of religious cultures. The course introduces the world’s major religions, it familiarizes students with the basic tenets of each tradition, and looks at a number of specific instances of interaction between religions and cultures in this region.
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Specifics
This course is part of a three course module in the Philosophy, Politics and Society bachelor programme. Students can only be admitted if they also take the two associated courses during the same semester (retakes excluded). Students who are NOT enrolled in a bachelor, master, or exchange programme of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious studies cannot register directly for PPS modules. Instead, they can apply for admission by sending an e-mail to stip@ftr.ru.nl. Such applications must contain a separate document in which you (1) inform us about your current studies, (2) explain which module you want to take and why it is relevant to your studies, and (3) describe what you bring to the classroom. The document must be written in English.
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Lecture

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock SEM2, Block SEM2