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Sami Religion

  • ECTS credits15
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeRELV308
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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ECTS Credits

15

Level of Study

Master

Full-time/Part-time

Full time

Teaching semester

Autumn, but not regularly

Place of Instruction

Bergen

Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to give an introduction to the history of Sami religion with emphasis on the indigenous religion, but the process of religious change, different forms of Sami Christianity, and Sami religiosity today are also dealt with.

RELV308 is an optional unit within the Master´s Programme in the Study of Religion.

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 deeper knowledge about Sami religion, Pre-Christian as well as Christian, about important rituals and narratives, about central ideas and concepts, and about the interplay between religion and the rest of culture.
  • has knowledge about some theoretical perspectives used in the study of Sami religion.
  • has knowledge about new and earlier research and about important scholarly issues relevant for the study of Sami religion.

Skills

The student

  • has the capability of analysing subject-matters in English and of drawing conclusions on one's own.
  • has the capability of critically examining theories and methods used in the study of Sami religion.
  • has the capability of writing a coherent analytical text about Sami religion, thereby demonstrating a capacity for using the norms and techniques of academic writing.

General competence:

The student

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

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

RELV308 overlaps with RELV208, and the two courses cannot be combined. If combined, the outcome of credits will be reduced with 15 ECTS credits.

Access to the Course

Admission to a Master´s Programme .

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures (approximately 6-10)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

None.

Forms of Assessment

Form of assessment:

  • School exam (written) of 6 hours

The test consists of an essay as well as 10 questions to be answered briefly. The 10 questions count as 20% and the essay as 80% of the total score.

Examination Support Material

You are permitted to bring a non-encyclopedic dictionary between your own language and English at the examination. The dictionnary will be checked by a teacher. 

Grading Scale

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

Assessment Semester

Autumn (semesters of instruction).

There will also be assessment early in the spring semester following the semester of instruction.

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

Course Administrator

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

Contact

Contact Information

advice@ahkr.uib.no