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Religion and the City

  • Studiepoeng15
  • UndervisingssemesterHaust
  • EmnekodeRELV337
  • Talet på semester1
  • SpråkEnglish 
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Hovedinnhold

Studiepoeng, omfang

15 ECTS

Studienivå (studiesyklus)

Master 

Undervisningssemester

Autumn 

Undervisningsstad

Bergen 

Mål og innhald

The course offers a discussion of major themes related to the study of religions in urban contexts, with a focus on South Asian and European cities. The aim of the course is to look at places and practices of religions in modern urban landscapes, at the dynamics of religious spaces in culturally diverse urban agglomerations, as well as at the production of urban religious localities. The course also provides an introduction into methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of religions in urban environments.

Læringsutbyte

The student has by the end of the course gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:

Knowledge

The student has a general knowledge of major themes related to the study of urban religion; a general knowledge of central spatial concepts connected to religion in urban contexts; a general knowledge of methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of urban religion.

Skills

The student has 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 student has 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

None 

Tilrådde forkunnskapar

None

Studiepoengsreduksjon

Due to course overlap, students cannot take RELV337 in combination  with RELV237

If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.

Krav til studierett

 The course is open to all Master's students matriculated at the University of Bergen.

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

 Approx. 10 lectures (20 hours)

Obligatorisk undervisningsaktivitet

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

Compulsory assignments and attendance are evaluated with "approved"/"not approved".

Compulsory requirements of this course are valid for two semesters; the semester when approved, and the following semester.

Vurderingsformer

  •  A 5-day take-home examination of approximately 3000 words at the end of the semester.
  • A mid-term essay of up to 3000 words.

The take-home examination counts for 50%, the mid-term essay for 50% of the final course grade

Hjelpemiddel til eksamen

-

Karakterskala

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

Fagleg overlapp

Full overlap with RELV237

Vurderingssemester

Autumn

There will also be assessment early spring semester, given that the course is instructed the semester before (autumn),  

Litteraturliste

The reading list consists of 1200-1500 pages.

The reading list is published by June 1st for the autumn semester.

Emneevaluering

The course unit will be evaluated regularly.

Programansvarleg

The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions

Emneansvarleg

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)