Capitalism Religion and Consumer Culture

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Capitalism Religion and Consumer Culture

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Consumer Family Studies, Religion, Sociology, Theology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    1
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    2
  • Overview

    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the modern history of the relations between religion, capitalism, and consumer culture, by enabling a comprehensive engagement with relevant topics such as the religious roots in capitalism, religion and economic justice, Karl Marx’s critique of capitalism, the theological implications of consumerism, Christian anthropology and the market economy, and the philosophy of gift and capitalism. As wide latitude as possible will be given to individuals who wish to pursue specific interests in these inter-disciplinary fields.

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.

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