Buddhisme og jainisme

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterHaust
  • EmnekodeRELV223
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkEnglish
  • Ressursar

Studiepoeng, omfang


Studienivå (studiesyklus)




Mål og innhald

Objectives and content:

The aim of the course is for the student to gain knowledge about selective aspects of Buddhism and Jainism, past and present, with particular emphasis on Buddhism in South Asia in recent past


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 knowledge about Buddhism and Jainism with emphasis on changes in the recent past.
  • has detailed knowledge about the emergence of different interpretations of Buddhism and Jainism in South Asia in the modern period, about Buddhism as a religious and political identity in South Asia and about Western traditions of interpretations of these religions


The student

  • has the ability to analyze scholarly literature and to make own inferences.
  • has the ability to write texts based on reasoning
  • has experience with imparting information, theories, ideas, approaches to problems and with suggesting solutions regarding the themes of the course both in writing and orally

General competence:

The student

The student is able to communicate about problematic areas, analysis, and conclusions in this field of knowledge.

Krav til forkunnskapar


Tilrådde forkunnskapar

The course literature is in English. Students should therefore have a sound knowledge of English


Due to course overlap, students cannot take RELV223 as well as RELV323

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 10, totally 20 hours)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet



Forms of assessment:

School exam (written) of 6 hours

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen

If the course is given in English, a dictionary (without any notes in it) between your own language and English is permitted (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.


The 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 Religions (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