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TEOL1720: Ex.phil, ex.fac og verdensreligionene

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Emneansvarlig:Marthe Bogen (Marthe.Bogen@mf.no)
Studiepoeng:30
Undervisningsstart:Høst (uregelmessig)
Undervisningsspråk:Engelsk
Studieprogramtilhørighet:Bachelorprogrammer - Bachelor i teologi

Generell informasjon

This course is one of two core courses of 30 ECTS each for students taking a supplementary year to the Ministry, Mission and Media programme. The course will only be offered once as a transition from the 2-year MMM program for students who enrolled in the programme in the fall of 2014. The course is designed to allow for a high degree of self-study, which requires a high degree of motivation from the student. The course consists of three parts: Ex.phil, Ex.fac and World Religions, each of 10 ECTS. These will be described further below.
 
This course is offered primarily as a self-study. Students will be offered a few day-long sessions of teaching for the course, which will help define key terms and point the students in the right direction. Other than this, the students are themselves responsible for learning the required material and preparing for examination.
 
Prerequisites: A grade minimum of C in TEOL1592 and TEOL1612.

Avsluttende vurdering

Final assessment for this course is a 6-hour written exam. This course is graded on a scale of A-F.

Mål

PART A: EXPHIL (10 ECTS)
Exphil is divided into two parts of 5 ECTS each:
 
Part 1: History of philosophy and science (5 ECTS)
In part 1 the students work with important thinkers and traditions in the history of philosophy. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions. A good number original texts are read together with secondary literature. The course is oriented around selected problems, and invites the students to reflect on these.
 
Part 2: Ethics (5 ECTS)
In part 2 students mainly work systematically with ethical problems. Important ethical theories are to be used to discuss concrete problems. Meta-ethics is also included to give perspective to discussion on ethics and morality. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions.
 
Course objectives, part 1:History of philosophy and science
At the end of the course, students are expected to have:
  • Knowledge about important thinkers and traditions in the history of philosophy and science.
  • Knowledge of how certain theories are meant to solve certain problems
  • Ability to use original texts in discussions of problems
  • Ability to justify own interpretations and positions
  • Ability to critically reflect on the theological relevance of certain philosophical problems
 
Course objectives, part 2: Ethics
At the end of the course, students are expected to have:
  • Knowledge about important ethical theories, ethical argumentation and meta-ethics
  • Ability to critically discuss ethical problems
  • Ability to critically reflect on and justify their own positions in ethical questions

PART B: EXFAC (10 ECTS)
Exfac is divided into two parts of 5 ECTS each:
 
Part 1: Philosophy of science
Part 1 introduces the students to the topic of rational argumentation and understanding of science as a discipline and its methods. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions. The goal of the course is to help students become critical thinkers.
 
Part 2: Theology as a scientific discipline
The goal of this course is to understand theology in relation to other sciences. What makes theology scientific, and how is the relation between faith and reason to be understood. Can knowledge about God be achieved, and if so: how? The course will introduce different positions on these questions, for the students to engage with. The scope will be multicultural including major thinkers from European, Asian and African traditions.
 
Course objectives, part 1: Philosophy of science
At the end of the course, students are expected to have:

  • knowledge about conditions for precision in communication
  • knowledge about types of definitions
  • knowledge about the relation between language and reality
  • knowledge about what makes arguments good and relevant
  • ability to discuss the quality of arguments
  • ability to discuss scientific rationality based on knowledge about traditions in the philosophy of science
 
Course objectives, part 2: Theology as a scientific discipline
At the end of the course, students are expected to have:
  • Knowledge about the concept of theology
  • Knowledge about philosophical presuppositions for theological work
  • Ability to discuss the relation between theology and other sciences
  • Ability to discuss the normative aspect of theology

PART C: World Religions (10 ECTS)
At the conclusion of the course, the students are expected to have:

  • An understanding of the study of religion
  • An understanding of the central practices of the major religions of the world
  • Good knowledge of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • An understanding of the historical development of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism.
  • Knowledge of the practice of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism in the world today.
  • The ability to discuss religion from an academic perspective.

Litteratur

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DELEMNE A LITTERATUR
  • Bonevac, D. A. & Phillips, S. H. (2009). Introduction to world philosophy: A multicultural reader. New York: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek
  • Cooper, D. E. (2003). World philosophies: An historical introduction (2nd utg.). Oxford, UK: Blackwell. Bibliotek (alk. paper)/0631232613 (pbk. alk. paper)
  • Deigh, J. (2010). An introduction to ethics. New York: Cambridge University Press. Bibliotek (hardback)/9780521775977 (pbk.)
  • Long, D. S. (2010). Christian ethics: A very short introduction (nr. 238). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek (pbk.)/0199568863 (pbk.)

DELEMNE B LITTERATUR

  • Gorham, G. (2009). Philosophy of science: A beginner's guide. Oxford: Oneworld. Bibliotek (pbk.)/1851686843 (pbk.)
  • McGrath, A. E. (2010). Science and religion: An new introduction (2 utg.). Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell. Bibliotek. Hentet fra bibsys-almaprimo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com
  • Zimmermann, J. (2015). Hermeneutics: A very short introduction (nr. 448). Oxford : Oxford University Press. Bibliotek

DELEMNE C LITTERATUR

  • Keown, D. (2013). Buddhism: A very short introduction (2nd, fully updated utg., s. 1-145). Oxford: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek (pbk.)/0199663831 (pbk.)
  • Knott, K. (2016). Hinduism: A very short introduction (2nd utg.). Oxford ; New York: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek
  • Partridge, C. H. & Dowley, T. (Red.) (2013). Introduction to world religions (2nd utg., s. 19-486). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. Bibliotek
  • Ruthven, M. (2012). Islam: A very short introduction (2nd utg., nr. 7, s. 1-158). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek
  • Solomon, N. (2014). Judaism: A very short introduction (2nd utg., s. 1-135). Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. Bibliotek

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