RVI1030 - Religions of the Middle East


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course includes a historical and comparative study of contemporary religions originating from the Middle East, with a particular focus on Judaism and Islam, in addition to Christianity in the light of its religious presence in the Middle East.
An emphasis is placed on the correlation between religion, culture, and society in the region, especially with respect to religious minorities. The course also accounts for the appearance of Judaism and Islam in the various countries and regions where they are found.

Learning outcome

According to the course curriculum, a candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome (defined as knowledge and skills):

The candidate has attained
- basic knowledge of the origins, development, textual sources and interpretative traditions of Judaism, the Oriental Christian Churches and Islam
- basic knowledge of how concepts from religious studies are applied in the study of Judaism, Islam and the Oriental Christian Churches
- knowledge of what constitutes good scientific practice regarding sources and references
- understanding of how Judaism and Islam develop in accordance with society, including in Norway

The candidate has acquired skills to
- account for the origins and developments of Judaism, Oriental Christianity and Islam
- apply concepts from religious studies in accounts of Judaism, Oriental Christianity and Islam

Learning methods and activities

The instruction consists of lectures. Part of the lectures may be held in English.

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of an assignment (6000 words).

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

The required reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFRVI111 15.0
HFKRL213 15.0 01.09.2007


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Digital exam Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment INSPERA 100/100


Spring ORD Assignment INSPERA 100/100
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
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