Samisk religion

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterHaust
  • EmnekodeRELV208
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkEnglish
  • Ressursar

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Studienivå (studiesyklus)



Full time


Autumn, but not regularly



Mål og innhald

Objectives and Content:

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the history of Sami religion with emphasis on the indigenous religion, but the process of religious change, different forms of Sami Christianity, and Sami religiosity today are also dealt with.

The course unit can be studied at 200 and 300 level, and it can be included as an independent unit in a Bachelor´s Programme. RELV208 is an optional unit within the Bachelor´s Programme in the Study of Religion


The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:


The student

  • has deeper knowledge about Sami religion, Pre-Christian as well as Christian, about important rituals and narratives, about central ideas and concepts, and about the interplay between religion and the rest of culture.
  • has knowledge about some theoretical perspectives used in the study of Sami religion.
  • has knowledge about new and earlier research and about important scholarly issues relevant for the study of Sami religion.


The student

  • has the capability of analysing subject-matters in English and of drawing conclusions on one´s own.
  • has the capability of critically examining theories and methods used in the study of Sami religion.
  • has the capability of writing a coherent analytical text about Sami religion, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.

General competence:

The student

  • has practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and in interpreting and presenting information.

Krav til forkunnskapar


Tilrådde forkunnskapar

The student should have a sound knowledge of English since the course literature and the lectures are in English.


Due to course overlap, students can not take RELV208 as well as RELV308.

If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.

Krav til studierett

The course is open to all students enrolled in the University of Bergen

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures (approximately 6-10)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet



Form of assessment:

  • School exam (written) of 6 hours

The test consists of an essay as well as 10 questions to be answered briefly. Both the essay and the questions have to fill a minimum requirement for the student to pass the exam. The minimum requirement for the questions is 5 points (each of the 10 questions can give 0, 0,5 or 1 point). The 10 questions count as 20% and the essay as 80% of the total score.

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen

Permitted aid on the RELV208 exam: a dictionary (without any notes in it) between your own language and English (for example, a German-English-German or a French-English-French dictionary).

You may bring your dictionary to the exam location. The teacher will check the dictionary at the exam location before you are allowed to use it.


A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.



There will also be assessment early spring semester (only for students with valid mandatory course requirements, if any), given that the course is instructed the semester before.


The reading list runs to about 1000-1500 pages.

The reading list is published by June 1st for the autumn semester and by December 1st for the spring semester.


IThe course unit will be evaluated regularly.


The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions


The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion (AHKR)

Administrativt ansvarleg

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



Study Advisor: studierettleiar@ahkr.uib.no

Administration of examination: eksamen@ahkr.uib.no


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