RVI1050 - Introduction to Christianity


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100 2 weeks

Course content

The course consists of an introduction to Christianity as a world religion, with biblical studies, history, theology, and theoretical and practical ethics as points of departure. An emphasis is placed on an understanding of the manifold interpretations of Christianity as expressed by the great church traditions (Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, including Oriental), and how it is expressed in regional variations worldwide.

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 historical and current Christianity
- basic knowledge of the manifold interpretations of present day Christianity as expressed by different denominations
- basic knowledge of the expansion of Christianity, and its regional and cultural variations
- basic knowledge of the academic disciplines of Christian studies (biblical studies, history of Christianity, theology and ethics)

The candidate has acquired skills to
- apply the basic historical-analytical academic disciplines in Christian studies (biblical studies, history of Christianity)
- apply the basic systematic academic disciplines in Christian studies (theology, ethics)
- apply relevant academic knowledge on relevant research questions and make well-founded decisions

Learning methods and activities

The instruction consists of lectures. In order to take the exam a written assignment (1500-2000 words) must be submitted and approved. The written assignment is only given in the semester when the subject is taught, but is valid for this and the subsequent semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise assignment

Further on evaluation

The exam consists of an assignment (3000-4000 words).

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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
KRL1030 7.5 01.09.2008
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Comparative Religion
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies



Examination arrangement: Assignment

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

Release 2020-11-13

Submission 2020-11-27

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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