|Gender and Religion, basic course , 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- demonstrate knowledge of how people represent and interpret gender and gender differences in relation to religious traditions and ideas in a couple of different social contexts and different cultures,
- account for how gender and religion, and the relation them between, are analysed within three different disciplines - religious studies, social anthropology and philosophy,
- analyse a couple of case studies and current debates by means of this knowledge.
|The course is organised in four sections:
Introduction of the three disciplines and their specific perspectives on the relation between gender and religion. How other cultures may understand religion and gender in other ways than we are used to in the (modern) western model. Simone de Beauvoir's book The Second Sex and the religion scientific, socio-anthropological and philosophic questions it raises. An example of a discussion of ethical issues from a clear gender perspective.
|The student's work mainly consists of independent literature studies. The teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. Attendance is compulsory in the presentation seminars. The seminar sessions in all cases imply work that should be carried out in advance.|
|The course is examined through a written account for each section of the course that is then discussed in seminars.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
|A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course|
|Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.