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Hinduism

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeRELV224
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study

Bachelor

Teaching semester

Spring

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

Objectives and Content:

The aim of the course is for the student to acquire and deepen their knowledge of selected aspects of Hinduism past and present. Special focus is on pilgrimage traditions, goddess traditions, Yoga, the social contexts and modern interpretations.

Learning Outcomes

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

Knowledge:

The student

  • has thorough knowledge about regional and local plurality of Hindu traditions and textual foundation of Hindu traditions
  • has detailed knowledge of the emergence of various ritual and theological traditions and Hinduism as a religious practice and a religious identity, and of modern interpretations

Skills:

The student

  • has the ability to analyse academic texts and draw own conclusions
  • has the ability to compose texts based on reasoning
  • has experience with communicating information and theories, and to address problems concerning the topic as well as their solution in written and oral communication

General competence:

The student

  • has the ability to communicate problems, analyses and conclusions within this field of knowledge

Required Previous Knowledge

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge

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

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Due to course overlap, students can not take RELV224 as well as RELV324.

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

Access to the Course

The course is open to students enrolled in the University of Bergen

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, normally 10 lectures of 2 hours.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

None

Forms of Assessment

Form of assessment:

  • School exam (written) of 6 hours

NB. Please note regarding fall semester 2020: In order to minimize spread of the corona virus, the 6-hours school exam (written) has been replaced by a written examination that takes place from home. Students get an addition of 2 hours (1/3 of the ordinary duration for the school exam) to complete their examination, which means that students have in total 8 hours to complete the examination.

Examination Support Material

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.

Grading Scale

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

This grading scale is also used spring semester 2020.

Subject Overlap

Full subject overlap with RELV324

Assessment Semester

Spring.

There will also be assessment early autumn semester (only for students with valid mandatory course requirements, if any), given that the course is instructed the semester before.

Reading List

The reading list runs to about 1000-1500 pages.

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

Course Evaluation

The course unit will be evaluated regularly.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions

Course Coordinator

The Programme Committee for The Study of Religion, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion (AHKR)

Course Administrator

Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion (AHKR)

Contact

Contact Information

studierettleiar@ahkr.uib.no

Study Advisor: studierettleiar@ahkr.uib.no

Administration of examination: eksamen@ahkr.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination at home

    Date
    22.09.2020, 09:00
    Duration
    8 hours
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam