Students attending the Teacher Education Programme must have completed the first three years, (students with KRL 2 will receive priority). Bachelor´s degree students must have completed at least 6 courses in Christianity, Religion and Ethics
Recommended educational background for bachelor´s degree students: KR-103-1 Introduction to Religion and Ethics
The programme forms a specialization in relation to both the one-year programme in Christianity, Religion and Ethics, and in relation to KRL1 and KRL2. Instruction is carried out in two or more countries in Asia. Possible countries are: Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Students are affiliated with local universities. Local lecturers and religious leaders will contribute to the instruction. The use of several educational institutions ensures a representative religious, ethnic and social diversity. The programme contains three courses, one on level 1 and two on level 2. The courses are given sequentially. The examination in REL100-1 comes first.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
Through fieldwork and instruction students will acquire sound knowledge of the four great world religions: Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. (See course descriptions for more detailed learning outcomes.)
All courses have elements of lectures, seminars, fieldwork and excursions.
Each course is assessed on the basis of a written examination that takes place in Asia and a fieldwork report to be handed in by June 1st.
The programme qualifies for various types of work in the cultural sector and in combination with the Postgraduate Certificate in Education, it qualifies for teaching in upper secondary school. The programme qualifies for further studies in Christianity, religion, ethics and theology. The courses may form the advanced specialization in the Bachelor´s Programme in Religion, Ethics and Culture, and in an unspecified bachelor´s degree. In combination with KRL1 and KRL2 it qualifies for admission to the Master´s Programme in Religion.
For further information regarding the programme please contact programme coordinator Levi Eidhamar or head of department Årstein Justnes.
Faculty of Humanities and Education