REL4015 – New Themes in Religious Studies - Islamic Modernities

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The course is offered in connection with various research activities, visits by guest researchers, the arranging of research seminars or conferences, as well as planned and ongoing research.

This course was offered autumn 2014:
Islamske modernitieter: kvinnespørsmålet

Learning outcome

Students will acquire knowledge of current topics and reseach in history of religion.

The level of teaching will be close to that of reseach, and prior knowledge of the topic of the course is required.

For specifications, see the detailed course description.


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Formal prerequisite knowledge

Acceptance as a Master student.


Teaching takes place as an intensive course in a part of the semester. Dates will be published as soon as they are set.

The students have to hand in an outline of the essay they plan to write, including a list of sources, in order to be qualified for the essay exam. This obligatory assignment is graded 'pass' or 'fail'.
See guidelines for obligatory activity at HF

Access to teaching

A student who has completed compulsory instruction and coursework and has had these approved, is not entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework. A student who has been admitted to a course, but who has not completed compulsory instruction and coursework or had these approved, is entitled to repeat that instruction and coursework, depending on available capacity.


Term paper, 8-10 pages (18-22 000 characters including spaces, 12 pt, 1.5 lines).

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

It is possible to answer in Norwegian, English, Swedish and Danish.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course

Autumn 2014
Autumn 2014
Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)