Discrimination Against Religious Minorities Worldwide
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Objectives and Content
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has thorough knowledge of the main forms of religious discrimination across the world.
- has advanced knowledge of the main causes of religious discrimination against religious minorities.
- can critically distinguish between the ways religious discrimination operates in different political systems and different majoritarian religious cultures.
- can compare in detail two particular cases of religious discrimination.
- can analyze critically factors and forms of religious discrimination.
- can use relevant methods and research to formulate research questions relating to religious discrimination.
- can communicate about cases of religious discrimination in a balanced and analytical language and terminology representative of the research field.
- can apply his or her knowledge and skills to work with relevant data sets on religious discrimination.
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Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching and student activities in this course will entirely take place online.
- short introductory videos
- assigned reading and quizzes related to the reading
- researching background information
- individual feedback on submitted materials from the instructor
- participation in online discussions
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
In this course the following compulsory requirements have to be approved in order to sit for the examination:
- Course quizzes that test the students¿ command of the prescribed course material, and successful completion of at least 70% online quizzes. On average two quizzes per week
- Researching a bibliography of relevant sources for an assigned case of religious discrimination
- Giving a five-minute digital (video) presentation of one case of religious discrimination
Compulsory requirements are evaluated with "approved/not approved."
Forms of Assessment
The reading list consists of approximately 300 pages. For the essay, students will need to find additional readings and sources.
The reading list is published by June 1st. for the autumn semester and by December 1st. for the spring semester.