Upon completion of the course students will have had the opportunity to develop:
- a basic knowledge of the world views of humanism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, Jehovah's Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a number of neo-religious movements;
- a knowledge of the history of the above traditions, of their philosophies and creeds, their religious practices and internal diversities, and of the role and position of these traditions in Norwegian society
- skills in procuring relevant information through field work methods
- skills in writing reports based on field work
- general competence showed by an ability to discuss the concepts of religion, world view and faith, and to describe and use simple study and research methods in the history and comparison of religions and world views
The course is given as lectures, study trips and fieldwork. A study trip to Oslo is offered, with visits to religious groups. Students present experiences from fieldwork to fellow students and write a report to be approved by the course lecturer. A study trip abroad with relevance to this course may be offered during the academic year.
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Faculty of Humanities and Education