Religion og kunst
- Talet på semester
Mål og innhald
The aim of this course is to give an introduction to:
- the main types of two- and three-dimensional art and of architecture within Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;
- the most important differences in views of art within these five religions;
- convictions and debates about art within these five religions;
- methods and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and art;
- how religious art is used in popular culture and advertising; and
- how religious art is used in the criticism of religions
RELV233 is an optional unit within the Bachelor´s Programme in the Study of Religions.
The student has by the end of the course gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has general knowledge about the main types of art, different views of art, and convictions and debates about art within Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- has general knowledge about methods and theoretical perspectives in the study of religious art.
- has knowledge about how religious art is used in popular culture, advertising, and in the criticism of religions.
- has the capability of analysing religious art with the help of some central methods and theoretical perspectives from the History of Religions and the History of Art.
- has the capability of putting the knowledge about religious art in relation to wider contexts within the History of Religions.
- has the capability of analysing subject-matters in English and of drawing conclusions of one´s own.
- has the capability of critically examining methods and theoretical perspectives used in the study of religious art.
- has the capability of writing a coherent analytical text about religious art, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.
- has the capability of conveying information about the subject field to others, both in writing and orally.
- has practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and of interpreting and presenting information.
Krav til forkunnskapar
Krav til studierett
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Written school exam (up to 3000 words) of 6 hours
The test consists of an essay as well as 10 questions to be answered briefly. The 10 questions count as 20% and the essay as 80% of the total score.
Autumn (semester of instruction)
There will also be assessment early in the spring semester following the semester of instruction.
The reading list runs to about 1000-1500 pages.
The reading list is published by June 1st for the autumn semester and by December 1st for the spring semester.