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Religion and Politics, basic course , 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Religious Studies - RKA
  COURSE CODE   790G81
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for modern religiopolitical history and debate in the United States, among other things including the civil religion debate,
- discuss modern American religiopolitical presidential rhetoric in different political fields,
- demonstrate ability to identify, analyse and problematise the religiopolitical phenomenon in the United States,
- demonstrate ability to orally and in written form, communicate the results of an independent study in the subject area of religion and policy, with an academic approach
The course mainly consists of a study of the religiopolitical phenomenon in the United States, but also includes an opportunity to write a work in religion and policy with another focus.
The effort mainly consists of independent literature studies. The teaching is seminar-based. The student should be well prepared for the seminars, and participate actively and constructively in the seminar discussions. The students should write shorter reports and a final work. This final work is presented orally at a final review. In the course normally also includes acting as a student reviewer.
Submitted written assignments constitute the basis for the examination. To pass the course, active and constructive participation in the seminars is required.

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.
Religion and Politics, basic course
Religion och politik, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: LiU-2008/00111   Course Code: 790G81      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Religious Studies - RKA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     RKA   TL  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-04-16