Specialization Course with Term Paper
Level of Study
Autumn and spring, but not regularly
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course aims to provide that the student will attain in-depth knowledge in a specific historical or systematical area.
Provided that the course is being offered in the respective semester, the student has the possibility to choose one of possibly several alternative topics, such as a specialization in a specific religion or religious phenomenon, or in a systematical or theoretical topic.
The student shall by the end of the course have gained the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills, and general competence:
- has in-depth knowledge about the topic
- has knowledge about the topic's history, traditions and characteristic
- has knowledge on central issues and questions concerning the topic
- can analyse relevant literature and draw own conclusions
- can examine current theories, methods and interpretations in connection with the topic
- can find relevant specialized information
- can write a reflective text on the topic
- can present on specialized topics in an academic setting
- has general competence on the topic
- has experience in developing specific research questions, analyses and conclusions related to the topic
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Passed examinations in RELV101 and at least one other 100-level course are strongly recommended.
Other recommended precious knowledge, may be specified in the description of the respective course alternatives.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to students enrolled in the University of Bergen.
Teaching and learning methods
In addition to lectures and seminars, the course can be taught in the form of individual student supervision.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Forms of Assessment
Forms of assessment:
- The exam has two parts: a supervised term paper (5000-6000 words) and an adjusting oral examination.
Examination is given in Semesters of Instruction
Students who can document illness at the time of the examination, are allowed to take the examination in the first following semester (semester without instruction)
NB. Please note that for the spring semester 2020, the oral examination will be held digitally. Practical information about this will be given om on Mitt UiB.
Examination Support Material
A grading scale from A to F is used, where F is the failing grade.
This grading scale is also used spring 2020.
Examination is given in Semesters of Instruction.
Students who can document illness at the time of the examination, are allowed to take the examination in the first following semester (semester without instruction).
The reading list is compiled by the department and comprises around 1000-1500 pages. Teaching and examination are based on the reading list.
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 Religions
The Programme Committee for The Study of Religions, Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion
Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies- and Religion
Administration of examination: firstname.lastname@example.org