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HIS5020: Religious change, exchange and counterchange: A long-term historical perspective
|Emneansvarlig:||Brent Nongbri (Brent.Nongbri@mf.no)|
|Studieprogramtilhørighet:||2-årige masterprogrammer - Master i teologi|
2-årige masterprogrammer - Master in History of Religions
|Avdelingstilhørighet:||Avdeling for religion, skole og samfunn|
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|Eksamenstype||Eksamens- / innleveringsdato||Trekkfrist|
|Hjemmeeksamen –||2020-01-23 23. jan. 2020||2020-01-06 6. jan. 2020|
HIS5020 is a course of both general and religious history with a very large geochronological scope, focusing on religious development and the processes and evolution patterns that underpin it. The course covers the main religious events from the dawn of the Roman Empire to the end of the British Empire and projects them on the background of political history. The course orbits around and aims to emphasise phenomena such as cultural interconnectivity and transmission, conversion, hybridisation, enculturation or fluid group (ethnical, religious, etc.) identities. Several classes make forays into fields, theories or large research themes like post-colonial theory, war ethics or religious war. Most lectures illustrate events, concepts or phenomena through material culture in an attempt to maintain a good balance between theory and materiality, between mentifacts, sociofacts and artefacts.
HIS5020 Religious change, exchange and counterchange: A long-term historical perspective is an obligatory course in the Master's programme in History of Religions.
In order to receive a final assessment, the student must:
- Attend at least 75% of the lectures and research seminars that are part of the course.
- Participate in the evaluation of the course if such evaluation is stipulated in the relevant term.
When course requirements are not fulfilled, this will count as one examination attempt, unless the student withdraws before the set deadline (1 May/November).
To gain credit for the course the student must fulfill all the requirements and pass a three-day home exam (2500-3500 words). The course is assessed with grades A-F.
HIS5020 is a preliminary refresher course aiming at laying the foundations for the comprehension of the historico-religious processes and phenomena at the core of the programme. The course covers the main religious events from the dawn of the Roman Empire to the end of the British Empire and projects them on the background of political history. The course orbits around and aims to underline phenomena such as cultural interconnectivity and fluid religious identities.
The student has:
- command of the main historical landmarks (event, actors, etc.) of the period under study
- knowledge of the principal theoretical approaches applied to the themes addressed
The student can:
- approach events or phenomena in a cross-disciplinary fashion
- summarise and give overviews of vast historical contexts
- identify adequate theoretical approaches and analytical methods to particular research topics
- write an exam paper in accordance with the academic standards introduced in the course.
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