|Terrorism, Violence and Religion, basic course, 7,5 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- clarify Muslim and Christian understandings of the use of violence
- describe similarities and differences within and between these two traditions when it comes to the understanding of the use of violence
- identify, analyze, and problematize the relation between religion and the use of violence through some concrete examples.
|The course is an introduction to the relationship between religion and violence. A description and analysis of use of violence in the name of religion, arguments for and against the use of violence, and of the contemporary debate on religion and violence is emphasized, with special focus on Muslim and Christian traditions.|
| 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, seminar papers and the final paper, 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.
|Only general admission requirements: Completion of an upper secondary education and skills in English, both written and oral, corresponding to the level of English required in Swedish upper secondary education (eg. a TEOFL-score of at least 500 points for paper based test, 197 points for computer based test or 61 points for internet based test; IELTS with at least 5,0 overall and no part under 4,5, or equivalent)
|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.