Religion og media
Spring (This course will not be offered spring semester 2017).
Mål og innhald
The objective of the course is to provide the student with a basic understanding of different relations between religion and media, especially in the contemporary world, and of some methods and theoretical perspectives used in the analysis of these relations.
The course unit can be studied at 200 and 300 level, and it can be included as an independent unit in a Bachelor's or a Master¿s Programme. RELV230 is an optional unit within the Bachelor Programme in the Study of Religions.
When the course requirements have been fulfilled, the student will have achieved the following:
Basic knowledge of relations between religion and various types of media, both in an historical and contemporary context,
acquaintance with some methods and theories used for the analysis of religion and media, as well as critical perspectives related to these
capability of putting the knowledge about religion and media in relation to the history of religions in general,
and challenging general preconceptions on religion, media and their interplay.
analysing a complex theme and of drawing conclusions on one¿s own, critically examining cases, theories and methods,
and writing a coherent analytical text, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.
Practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and of interpreting and presenting information.
The student should have a sound knowledge of English since the course literature and the lectures are in English.
Krav til studierett
Open access for all students who are matriculated at the University of Bergen.
The exam unit is open to students without study rights after an application to The Faculty of Humanities.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Approximately 10 lectures/seminars, totally 20 hours.
The examination consists of one assigned essay of 2,000 words (30%) and one final essay of 5,000 words (70%). Both must be passed in order to pass the course.
Examination is only possible in terms when the course is taught.
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
The reading list consists of about 1000-1500 pages.
As part of the continuous work of improving education, the Institute organizes evaluations of curriculum and teaching with feedback from the students. The results of the evaluations will be the basis of modifications of syllabus, course list, curriculum and teaching.