Reformasjonar i Europa

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterVår
  • EmnekodeRELV236
  • Talet på semester1
  • Språk English
  • Ressursar


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Studienivå (studiesyklus)



Full time





Mål og innhald

Objectives and Content:

The course provides an overview of the history of Protestant Reformation and its long-term consequences, with a focus on selected European regions (mainly East-Central and South-Eastern Europe, and the Nordic countries), processes denominational formation, institutionalization, the development of national identities) and concepts (confessionalization, religious tolerance, ethno-religious communities). The course also aims to offer an introduction into the various approaches and currents in Reformation historiography.www.uib.no/fag/religionsvitenskap/79247/temaomtalar-religionsvitskap

See description of the topic here.



A general knowledge of European Reformation history, with a focus on the regions mentioned above; a general knowledge of central processes and concepts connected to the Reformation; a general knowledge of major currents in Reformation historiography


The capability of analyzing and drawing conclusions of one¿s own in connection with complex themes, and the capability of producing a text in accordance with the relevant rules for academic writing.

General competence

The ability of working with larger amounts of material within a limited time period, and the ability of synthesizing and presenting it.

Krav til forkunnskapar


Tilrådde forkunnskapar



Due to course overlap, students cannot combine RELV236 and RELV336. 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 (20 hours)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

 A written review of one of the books from the compulsory reading list (up to 750 words).


Forms of assessment:

  • A mid-term essay of approx. 3000 words. Date of submission and topic will be announced in Inspera.
  • Take-home examination (5 days) of approx.  3000 words at the end of the semester.

The take-home examination counts for 50%, the mid-term essay for 50% of the final course grade. Both must be passed in order to pass the course.

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen



 A graded scale (A to F), where A is the top grade and F is the failing grade.

Fagleg overlapp

Full overlap with RELV336


Spring. There will be an assessment in the autumn semester following the teaching semester (only for students with valid mandatory course requriments).


 The reading list consists of approximately 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 Religion


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)