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For teachers

This page presents information of online teaching materials, reading lists, and syllabi/curricula. Teachers can use these links to study specific course material or find inspiration for the development of a new course. See also the list of specific courses on the student page, and the collection of links to atheist, humanist and non-religious organizations sorted by country. For suggestions and corrections, please contact page editor Jesper Aagaard Petersen.

Online teaching materials

The Atheist Census
Ongoing online census hosted by the Atheist Alliance International. Based on self-reporting, but nevertheless usable for generating pie charts of country statistics.

ISSSC curriculum development
Dr. Barry Kosmin’s Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture has developed course material at the Trinity and Claremont Colleges on secularism and secularization. The curriculum pages contain many interesting syllabi in pdf format.

MIT open courseware
Although not one of the approximately 2000 courses deals directly with atheism, secularity and non-religion, much inspiration can be found here, especially in the Anthropology and Science, Technology, and Society sections under the “Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences” tab.

Project:deus – The Politics of Religion
Dr. Steven Kettell has created this comprehensive course website with material for the course ‘PO383 The Politics of Religion’ (Level 3).

Wabash Center Syllabus Collection
This collaboration between the Wabash Center and the American Academy of Religion (AAR) makes available more that 1800 syllabi in a wide variety of courses in religious and theological studies, including courses on atheism, secularity and non-religion.

Dr. Stephen Bullivant discusses the aims, contents, and pitfalls of the course ‘RT251 Atheism and Nonreligion’ in the online article ‘Teaching Atheism and Nonreligion: Challenges and Opportunities’.

Dr. Wesley J. Wildman has created this useful resource site for the course ‘STH TT 816 Atheisms and Theologies’.

Dr. des. Anja Finger provides a detailed syllabus for the course ‘RS 3005 Atheism’ (Level three, 30 credits) here.

Prof. Stephen G. Smith provides a thorough syllabus for a religious studies seminar on secularization here.

Dr. Dana Hollander offers plans for the courses ‘Skepticism, Atheism, and Religious Faith’ (Religious Studies 3MM3, Fall 2007), focused on history of ideas and philosophy,  and ‘Sovereignty and Secularization’ (Religious Studies 3CC3, Fall 2011), blending sociology and philosophy.

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