Reformations in Europe
Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
Objectives and Content:
The course aims to provide an overview of the history of Protestant Reformation in Europe, with a focus on selected regions (East-Central Europe, the Nordic countries), processes (denomination-building, Counter-Reformation) and concepts (confessionalization, social discipline, ethno-denominational communities). The course also aims to offer an introduction into the various approaches and currents in Reformation historiography.
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has 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
- has the capability of analyzing and drawing conclusions of one¿s own in connection with complex themes
- has the capability of producing a text in accordance with the relevant rules for academic writing.
- has the ability of working with larger amounts of material within a limited time period, and the ability of synthesizing and presenting it
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
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
Approximately 10 lectures (20 hours)
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Forms of assessment:
- Take-home examination (5 days) of approximately 3000 words
Examination Support Material
A graded marking scale (A to F) is used. A is the top grade and F means Failed.
There will also be assessment early autumn semester, given that the course is instructed the semester before (spring).
The reading list consists of approximately 1200 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)
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies, and Religion (AHKR)
Type of assessment: Take-home examination
- Assignment handed out
- 04.05.2020, 09:00
- Submission deadline
- 08.05.2020, 13:00
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam