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Postgraduate course

Reformations in Europe

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeRELV336
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study

Master

Semester of Instruction

Spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The course provides an overview of the history of Protestant Reformation in Europe, with a focus on selected regions (East-Central Europe, the Nordic countries), processes (denomination-building, Counter-Reformation) and concepts (confessionalization, social discipline, ethno-denominational communities ). The course also offers an introduction into the various approaches and currents in Reformation historiography. See description of the topic here.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

A general knowledge of European Reformation history, with a focus on the regions mentioned above; a general knowledge of central processes and concepts connected to the Reformation; a general knowledge of major currents in Reformation historiography

Skills

The capability of analyzing and drawing conclusions of one┬┐s own in connection with complex themes, and the capability of producing a text in accordance with the relevant rules for academic writing.

General competence

The ability of working with larger amounts of material within a limited time period, and the ability of synthesizing and presenting it.

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Full overlap with RELV236

Access to the Course

The course is open to master students at the University of Bergen.

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Approximately 10 lectures (20 hours)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

None

Forms of Assessment

Take-home examination (5 days) of 5-7000 words

Grading Scale

A graded scale A- F, where A is the top grade and F is the failing grade.

Reading List

The reading list consists of approximately 1200 pages

Course Evaluation

On a regular basis

Course Administrator

Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion (AHKR)

Contact

Contact Information

studierettleiar@ahkr.uib.no

Exam information

  • Note that the time may change up until 14 days prior to the day of the examination. The location will be published 14 days ahead.

  • Type of assessment: Take-home examination

    Submission deadline
    22.09.2017, 13:00
    Withdrawal deadline
    28.09.2017
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam