The Sociology of Religion

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumberTime
ΥΒ0005The Sociology of ReligionKaramouzis PolikarposMandatory6

Content outline

The contents of the course are as follows:

  1. Sociology as a Social Science
  2. Sociology and Social Theory
  3. Religion and Society
  4. The Sociological Exploration of Religion
  5. Religion and Meaning
  6. Religion and Religiosity
  7. Religions of the World: Hinduism
  8. Religions of the World: Buddhism
  9. Religions of the World: Judaism
  10. Religions of the World: Christianity
  11. Religions of the World: Islam


Learning outcomes

In terms of knowledge, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic features of the Sociology of Religion
  • Understand the ways in which religions operate
  • Study elements related to the structure and organization of religions in relation to wider social environments
  • Make use of the study of religions in educational action


In terms of skills and handling, students will be trained in:

  • The methodological investigation of the diversity of the religious phenomenon.
  • Understanding Religions as Cultural Forms.
  • Familiarization of Candidate Teachers with Religious Pluralism.
  • The Social Inclusion of Religious Diversity.
  • Avoiding religious fanaticism.