Religion og media

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterVår
  • EmnekodeRELV330
  • Talet på semester1
  • Språk English
  • Ressursar


Studiepoeng, omfang


Studienivå (studiesyklus)



Full time


Spring, but not regularly.



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.

RELV330 is an optional unit within the Master'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:


The student

  • has basic knowledge of relations between religion and various types of media, both in an historical and contemporary context.
  • is acquainted with some methods and theories used for the analysis of religion and media, as well as critical perspectives related to these.
  • has the capability of putting the knowledge about religion and media in relation to the history of religions in general.
  • has the capability of challenging general preconceptions on religion, media and their interplay.


The student

  • has the capability of analysing a complex theme and drawing conclusions on one's own, critically examining cases, theories and methods,
  • has the capability of writing a coherent analytical text, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.

General competence

The student

  • has the practice in handling large quantities of information and literature within a short time period, and of interpreting and presenting information.

Krav til forkunnskapar


Tilrådde forkunnskapar

The student should have a sound knowledge of English since the course literature and the lectures are in English.


RELV330 overlaps with RELV230, and the two courses cannot be combined. If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.

Krav til studierett

Admission to a Master's Programme at the University of Bergen is required for RELV330.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Approximately 10 lectures/seminars, totally 20 hours. 

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet



The examination consists of one assigned essay of about 1500 words (30%) and one final essay of about 6000 words (70%). Both must be passed in order to pass the course.

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen



 A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.


Spring - only in terms when the course is taught.


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. 


The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions


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)