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Faculty of Literature and Philosophy
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
Course unit
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
LE05107717, A.A. 2013/14

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
LE0613, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2013/14
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Department of reference Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge VINCENZO PACE 000000000000

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SPO2042478 RELIGIONS AND SOCIETY VINCENZO PACE SP1423

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SPS/08 Sociology of Culture and Communication 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 03/03/2014
End of activities 14/06/2014
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 1617 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 GIORDAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
BERTOLO MARIA CARLA (Membro Effettivo)
GIRARDI DAVIDE (Supplente)
1 1516 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 GIORDAN GIUSEPPE (Presidente)
BERTOLO MARIA CARLA (Membro Effettivo)
GIRARDI DAVIDE (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No pre-requisite
Target skills and knowledge: Two learning outcomes the course will pursue:
a) mastery on concepts and methodological assumptions concerning religion as communication;
b) learning research techniques on the religious communication mediated by computer (RCMC).
Examination methods: Lectures and seminars
Assessment criteria: Written test and possible oral integration
Course unit contents: Systems theory and religion/Religion as communication: the concepts/Religion as communication: methodology and the research techniques/Religion and Internet.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1. Religion as comunication:
1.1 Systems theory approach
1.2 Communicating and Believing or the power of the word
1.3 The relation between system and environment in religious terms
1.4 From the power of the word to the religious beleiving system's building
2. Religion and meanings
2.1 Meanings and communication
2.2 Self-referentiality and autopoiesis of the religious beleiving systems
2.3 The rite as a battlefield of diverse meanings
3. The virtuoso of improvisation
3.1 Religious improvisation and imagination
3.2 Prophets and visionaries: the formation of the primitive beleivers communities
3.3 The movement from the living word to the sacred text
3.4 Living word and memory
3.5 The memory conflicts
4. Spirit and order
4.1 The power of the sacred language
4.2 The sacred text and the power of the sacred professionals
4.3 Order and law
4.4 Autorithy and truth
5. Religion and internet:
5.1 Typologies of the religious websites
5.2 Research techniques
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Enzo Pace, Raccontare Dio. La religione come comunicazione. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2008. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Enzo Pace, La comunicazione invisibile. Cinisello Balsamo: SanPaolo, 2013. il testo sarà reperibile presso la Biblioteca Ettore Anchieri della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche Cerca nel catalogo
  • Enzo Pace, Il carisma, la fede, la chiesa. Introduzione alla sociologia del cristianesimo. Roma: Carocci, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo