|Religion and Politics, Introductory Course, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completed the course the student should be able to:
- discuss modern religio-political history and debate in the political life of the USA, such as civil religion aspects,
- show knowledge of modern U. S. presidential religio-political rhetoric in various political areas,
- have capability to identify, analyze and problematize the religio-political phenomenon in the USA,
- have capability to academically communicate, in writing as well as and orally, results of an independent research-study in the field of religion and politics.
|The course is focused on the religio-political phenomenon in the USA, but includes a possibility to write a final paper on the subject of religion and politics in another area or field.|
| Students’ workload consists mainly of individual literature studies.
The teaching is seminar based. Students are expected to be well prepared before each seminar and also to participate in the seminar discussions in a constructive way. Students are expected to write minor papers as preparations to the seminars and a major final paper. Students will present their final papers at the final seminar. In normal cases students are also required to serve as opponents to a fellow student’s paper.
|Papers written by the students will be the basis for the examination, together with their participating in the seminar discussions in a constructive way.
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.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90+TWE-score 20), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), or equivalent.
|The course is graded on the following scale: Pass with distinction; Pass; Fail.|
|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.