Religion og musikk
Autumn, but not regularly (This course is only offered autumn semesters 2016 and 2018)
Mål og innhald
Objectives and Content:
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 History 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
If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.
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.
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
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.
Headsets will be handed out in the exam location, you cannot use your own headsets or earplugs.
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
Autumn (Autumn 2016 and 2018, see paragraph semester of instruction)
There will also be assessment early spring semester (only spring semester 2017 and 2019).
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.
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)
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion (AHKR)