Have broad knowledge about the history of Christianity in Norway
Have knowledge about diversity in Christian theory and practice
Have knowledge about today¿s pluralism of religion and world views
Be able to reflect on how religion has influenced Norwegian culture and society up till today
Be able to evaluate and compare various interpretations of the history of religion
Be able to reflect on different religious aesthetic expressions
Be able to communicate central topics from Norwegian history of religion
Be able to apply knowledge of the history of religion to interpret religion and world views in today's society
The course gives an introduction to the recent history of religion in Norway. It provides an overview of the development from a unitary Christian society to a society characterized by Christian pluralism up till today's pluralism of religion and world views. Central questions are: How have practice and theory changed, and what characterizes the theories, ideologies and practice of religions today? The course emphasizes three central periods: The age of enlightenment and pietism, the modern breakthrough, and today.
For discipline students: Lectures, seminars and excursions For students in the master's programme in the teacher education: Lectures, excursions and practice The workload is estimated to ca. 270 hours. Further information when semester starts.
For discipline students: Preliminary test must be passed. Further information will be posted on Fronter. For students in the master's programme in the teacher education: Practice must be passed.
Assessment methods and criteria
4-hour individual written examination. Graded assessment
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.