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Religious Studies - Faith and Life of the Church of Sweden, in-depth course , 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Religious Studies - RKA
  COURSE CODE   790G90
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for fundamental features in the confessions of faith of the Church of Sweden
- account for the decisions and documents that regulate the Church of Sweden's faith and life today
- account for different piety traditions that have characterised and still influence the faith and life interpretations of people,
- analyse both texts and official documents, such as church ordinance, ecumenical texts and congregational instructions,
- present the thought world of different types of piety and demonstrate how these can interact with personal experiences and motives and with liturgical and theological traditions,
- account for some modern problem complexes in The Church of Sweden and the formal handling of these.
The course consists of two main parts that are read in parallel. The first module is focused in the organisation, activities and basic documents of the Church of Sweden. It comprises:
- The Church of Sweden's organisation
- The Church of Sweden's confessions of faith
- The liturgy books and adopted ecumenical documents
- Modern problem complexes
The second module focuses on The Church of Sweden's piety. It comprises:
- Piety traditions that have put their touch on and still influence the ecclesiastical life in different parts of the country,
- The importance of different piety traditions for the worship, ecclesiastical teaching, deaconry and other congregational activity.

The student's work mainly consists of independent literature studies, where the student, among other things, practises analysing and processing subject matter from different sources. In addition, lectures, compulsory seminars and written and oral presentations may occur, as well as film screenings and study visits. All students are expected to actively and constructively participate in seminars.
The course is examined both through compulsory seminar assignments (that are solved independent or in groups) and through written assignments. Active participation in the 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.

15 HE credits each from the courses Religious Studies - History of Christianity, continuation course and Religious Studies - Studies in Faith and Ideologies, continuation 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 - Faith and Life of the Church of Sweden, in-depth course
Religionsvetenskap - Svenska kyrkans tro och liv, fördjupningskurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 127/07-41   Course Code: 790G90      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Religious Studies - RKA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G2X   Basic level     RKA   TL  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2007-04-27