One-Year Programmes

One-Year Programmes

One-Year Programmes

Christianity, Religion and Ethics

Christianity/RLE
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Language of instruction
Norwegian

Credits
60 ECTS

Christianity, Religion and Ethics

This programme provides broad general knowledge and is relevant for various vocations within church, education and society.
Questions raised are:

  • What is religion?
  • What is ethics?
  • Can faith be learned?
  • What kind of book is the Bible?
  • How is scripture to be studied?
  • How has Christianity been understood and practised throughout history?
  • What does Christianity teach concerning God, the world and humankind?
  • What are the differences between various Church denominations?
  • What do Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews believe?
  • What are the most dominant non-religious worldviews in our society?

Intercultural Communication

Intercultural Communication
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Language of instruction
Norwegian

Credits
60 ECTS

Intercultural Communication

Due to increased mobility, technological development, and the need to express ourselves across cultures, insight into intercultural communication is crucial. Our age is categories by challenges that are global in nature. This is especially true with regard to human rights, democracy, and philosophy. Intercultural work is becoming an important basis within several professional areas.

Deeper insight into cultural diversity
This programme is relevant to anyone who desires a deeper understanding of the cultural diversity we live in, and the forces that have formed modern society. This programme is particularly relevant to those who desire to work with people of different cultural backgrounds than their own, either in Norway or in another country.

Relevant Vocations

  • School
  • Health/social work or other public services
  • Business
  • NGOs
  • International efforts such as aid, mission or business

Study trip
This study includes a compulsory study trip.

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
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Language of instruction
Norwegian

Credits
60 ECTS

Social Sciences

“Social Sciences” is a generic term for subjects such as sociology, political science, anthropology, human geography and economics. The social sciences analyse the current trends in society from various vantage points. They reveal how the overall trends such as globalisation, migration, and policies affect domestic relations and help to shape our lives. The social sciences ground their insights on an academic/theoretical basis that is brought to light through empirical research.

The purpose of this programme is to present current knowledge about society and societal development, as found in the various social sciences.

The courses and instruction emphasise how general developments influence religious, cultural and moral aspects of society. In this study you will learn more about:

  • Theories and methods of the social sciences
  • Multicultural Norway
  • Religion and Society
  • The welfare state and citizenship
  • International politics

This programme can be included in a bachelor's degree in Religion, Culture and Society, which has three different areas of specialisation. One can also build toward a master's degree in Religion, Society and Global Issues.

As part of a teacher's education program, this study provides teaching qualification for social science in schools. One can also apply for jobs within churches, businesses, and government.