Have broad knowledge about the history, doctrine and practice of Islam
Have broad knowledge about the history, doctrine and practice of Hinduism and Buddhism
Have broad knowledge about Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism in Europe today
Have knowledge of aesthetics in the three religions
Be able to reflect on how Islam has influenced the Middle-East and Europe in history and today
Be able to reflect on how Hinduism and Buddhism have influenced Europe in recent history
Be able to evaluate various interpretations of history and how these religions and society have influenced each other
Be able to communicate central themes from the history and ideology of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam
Be able to apply this knowledge to specific problems
The course gives an introduction to the historical roots of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, focusing on historical origins and the development up till today. The course also gives a description of the development of doctrines, ideology and religious practice and of religious pluralism within the three religions. A central question: How have Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam been influenced by culture and society? Central periods are the periods when these religions originated and today.
Teaching methods and workload
For discipline students: Lectures, seminars or excursion For students in the master's programme in the teacher education: Lectures, practice, excursion and/or seminars The workload is estimated to ca. 270 hours. Further information when semester starts.
For discipline students: Preliminary test must be passed. Furter information when semester starts. 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.