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Religious Studies - History of Religions, continuation course , 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Religious Studies - RKA
  COURSE CODE   790G10
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- use knowledge of non-Christian religions, and some of the religions of the original populations and modern religious formations,
- use knowledge of construals and use of history, and how globalisation and modernity influence the design of doctrines,
- gain an overview of the relation to dominance and power of women and different ethnic groups,
- demonstrate skills and technique in independently applying knowledge by presenting problem areas concerning the religious traditions of modern society.
The student is trained to see how present-day religions have been inspired by older religions and at the same time are characterised by the modern life world of which they are part. The course includes studies of the non-Christian religions in the contemporary period, as well as one of the religions of the original populations and modern religious formations.

The course covers non-alphabetised religions, Judaism, Islam; cultural encounters and ethnicity. The course also covers Hinduism and Buddhism; how religions relate to detraditionalisation, modernity and secularisation; new ritual contexts and religious formations in Swedish society.
The student's effort mainly consists of independent studies of text material. In addition, compulsory seminars, written assignments, oral presentations and written examination, and other types of teaching/working methods may occur, such as showing film screenings and study visits. As support to the above, teaching is given in the form of lectures. All students are expected to actively and constructively participate in seminars.
The course is examined through compulsory seminars, written assignments, written examination, oral presentation and public discussion. Active individual oral participation in the seminars is required to pass the course.

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.

At least 22.5 HE credits from Religious Studies - basic course, or the equivalent.
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.
Religious Studies - History of Religions, continuation course
Religionsvetenskap - Religionshistoria, fortsättningskurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 790G10      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Religious Studies - RKA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X       RKA   TL  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-02-12