Mål og innhald
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has advanced knowledge of the most important features and types of religions in different contextual and historical settings
- can analyze the processes in which religions become legally, politically, and socially recognized
- can analyze and deal critically with prevailing cultural pre-conceptions of "religion"
- can engage in critical and creative discussions on what it means for something to be appraised as "religion"
The student can apply his/her knowledge of 'religion' and religions in social context to interact and collaborate with fellow students on a jointly created project
Krav til forkunnskapar
Krav til studierett
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
The teaching and student activities in this course will entirely take place online.
- short introductory videos
- following each video/reading there will be a short quiz, that tests the students basic understanding of the video/reading
- individual feedback on discussion postings and essays from the instructor
participation in online discussions
In this course the following compulsory requirements have to be approved:
- Course quizzes following videos and/or texts. There will be between 1 and 5 quizzes per week. The quizzes will test the students' command of the prescribed course material. A successful completion of at least 80% online course questions in course quizzes is required.
- A reflective essay (800 words) on the topic: "What counts as "religion" where I am from?"
- Two comments (200 words each) on essays submitted by fellow students.
Compulsory requirements are evaluated with "approved/not approved."
The reading list consists of approximately 500 pages.
The reading list is published by June 1st for the autumn semester and by December 1st for the spring semester.