Religion og musikk
Autumn, but not regularly.
Mål og innhald
The objective of the course is to give an introduction to:
- the main types of music (recitation, other forms of vocal music, other forms of ritual music) within Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam;
- the most important differences in views of music within these five religions;
- convictions and debates about music within these five religions;
- methods and theoretical perspectives in the study of religion and music;
- how religious music is used in popular culture and advertising; and
- how religious music is used in the criticism of religions.
RELV234 is an optional unit within the Bachelor´s Programme in the Study of Religions.
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has general knowledge about the main types of music, different views of music, and convictions and debates about music within Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
- has general knowledge about methods and theoretical perspectives in the study of religious music.
- has knowledge about how religious music is used in popular culture, advertising, and in the criticism of religions.
- has the capability of analysing religious music with the help of some central methods and theoretical perspectives from the History of Religions and Musicology.
- has the capability of putting the knowledge about religious music in relation to wider contexts within the History of Religions.
- has the capability of analysing subject-matters in English and of drawing conclusions of one´s own.
- has the capability of critically examining theories and methods used in the study of religious music.
- has the capability of writing a coherent analytical text about religious music, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.
- has the capability of conveying information about the subject field to others, both in writing and orally.
- has practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and of interpreting and presenting information.
Krav til forkunnskapar
The student should have a sound knowledge of English since the course literature and the lectures are in English.
Krav til studierett
The course is open to students enrolled in the University of Bergen
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Approximately 10 lectures à two hours plus 5 seminars à four hours, 40 hours in all.
Written school exam (up to 3000 words) of 6 hours
The test consists of an essay as well as 10 questions to be answered briefly. The 10 questions count as 20% and the essay as 80% of the total score.
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
Autumn (the semesters of instruction)
There will also be assessment early in the spring semester following the semester of instruction.
The reading list runs to about 1200-1500 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.