Welcome to the course Perspective on behavioural science of religion, 7,5 cr. (distance) / Beteendevetenskapliga perspektiv på religion

Period for course registration in Ladok: 24 October– 6 November

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

RVA002 13219 Master 13202 Freestanding course

Study period and paceThis course is a full-time course given between weeks 45-49

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Reading list

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Course co-ordinator

Ann-Kristin Eriksson

E-mail: ann-kristin.eriksson@hig.se

Telephone: 026-648425

Questions about registration and admission


The course is an internet-based distance course with 100 % study-pace. The studies are based on individual responsibility, active search for knowledge, critical approach and reflection.

The course examinations are in form of written examinations, oral presentations and seminar examinations.

The course starts week 45, Wednesday November 9 at 10:15-12, with a course introduction via Zoom. Following course dates are: Wednesday November 23rd at 10:15-12 and Wednesday December 7th at 10:15-12.

The course literature list is partly in Swedish, and for you who are English-speaking the following books will be used:
Bruce, Steve (2002). God is dead: secularization in the West. Oxford: Blackwell.
pages: 269
Ristiniemi, J., Skeie, G. och Sporre, K. (2018). Challenging Life: Existential Questions
as a Resource for Education. Münster: Waxmann. 415 s.
McGuire, Meredith (2002). Religion: The social context. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
publishing company. pages: 413
Wulff, David M (1997). Psychology of Religion. London: John Wiley and sons. pages:

The lectures as well as the seminars will be given via the distance tool Zoom.
We have no meetings on Campus so we will use the learning platform Canvas for communication. That includes handing in assignments and assessments. On Canvas you will find important documents, like the curriculum and the course literature-list, and above all the study guidance which will guide you through the whole course.

The course is given by the Faculty of Education and Business.

Publicerad av: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Satu Moberg Sidan uppdaterades: 2022-06-23
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)