Course ARK262

Religion and Violence in Contemporary Society

7.5 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 45, 2022

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • explain the existence of various phenomena from the late modern era that are understood as being violence in the name of religion
  • present an independent critical understanding of the relationship between religion and violence
  • discuss and problematise different ways of defining religious systems of meaning, and be able to classify them in different ways
  • apply theories of violence and religion at different analytical levels, such as individual (micro), group-oriented (meso) and societal (macro)
  • critically argue for the applicability in different perspectives on religion and violence, and compare sociological, socio-economic, geopolitical and religious psychological perspectives in an informed way
  • critically evaluate and rank different theoretical interpretive models regarding religiously motivated violence
  • explain the complexity of a pluralistic democratic society and discuss the value of freedom of opinion including extreme opinions, as well as the value of value pluralism.
Starts and ends:
week 45, 2022 - week 2, 2023
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 90 credits at First Cycle in Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Application Code:
HDA-H3C9Q
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
2 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
10,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
10,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.
Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
How may we help you?

Ask us about studying at Dalarna University.
support@du.se
+46 23-77 88 88

Course Coordinator
Tomas Axelson

Starts week 13, 2023

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • explain the existence of various phenomena from the late modern era that are understood as being violence in the name of religion
  • present an independent critical understanding of the relationship between religion and violence
  • discuss and problematise different ways of defining religious systems of meaning, and be able to classify them in different ways
  • apply theories of violence and religion at different analytical levels, such as individual (micro), group-oriented (meso) and societal (macro)
  • critically argue for the applicability in different perspectives on religion and violence, and compare sociological, socio-economic, geopolitical and religious psychological perspectives in an informed way
  • critically evaluate and rank different theoretical interpretive models regarding religiously motivated violence
  • explain the complexity of a pluralistic democratic society and discuss the value of freedom of opinion including extreme opinions, as well as the value of value pluralism.
Starts and ends:
week 13, 2023 - week 22, 2023
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 90 credits at First Cycle in Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Application Code:
HDA-V3DXN
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
1 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
10,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
10,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.
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Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
How may we help you?

Ask us about studying at Dalarna University.
support@du.se
+46 23-77 88 88

Course Coordinator
Tomas Axelson

Starts week 45, 2023

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • explain the existence of various phenomena from the late modern era that are understood as being violence in the name of religion
  • present an independent critical understanding of the relationship between religion and violence
  • discuss and problematise different ways of defining religious systems of meaning, and be able to classify them in different ways
  • apply theories of violence and religion at different analytical levels, such as individual (micro), group-oriented (meso) and societal (macro)
  • critically argue for the applicability in different perspectives on religion and violence, and compare sociological, socio-economic, geopolitical and religious psychological perspectives in an informed way
  • critically evaluate and rank different theoretical interpretive models regarding religiously motivated violence
  • explain the complexity of a pluralistic democratic society and discuss the value of freedom of opinion including extreme opinions, as well as the value of value pluralism.
Starts and ends:
week 45, 2023 - week 2, 2024
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Entry Qualifications:
  • 90 credits at First Cycle in Humanities and/or Social Sciences
Application Code:
HDA-H3F23
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
2 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
10,875 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
10,875 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees: www.universityadmissions.se.
Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
How may we help you?

Ask us about studying at Dalarna University.
support@du.se
+46 23-77 88 88

Course Coordinator