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Welcome to the course Contemporary religious studies 7.5 cr. (distance) / Religionsvetenskap idag

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 15 August – 28 August.

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

RVA000 13217 Master 13201 Freestanding course

Study period and paceThis course is a full-time course given between weeks 35-39
Syllabus

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Reading list

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Timetable
Course co-ordinator

Jari Ristiniemi
jari.ristiniemi@hig.se
026-64 89 86

Questions about registration and admission

studentsupport@hig.se


Course organisation
The course addresses the role of religion and the human situation in the late modern society in the local/global community. An interactional perspective on individual, society, culture, religion and environment is discussed. The course discusses how methods and theories in Religious Studies can be used as tools for understanding contemporary society, human predicament and as means of developing a sustainable society. There are non-mandatory seminaries that are played in and you are able to see them on the learning platform Canvas. For exams you write a memo. The seminaries are given during the following days 10.15-12AM 30/8, 13/9 and 27/9.

Communication
Teaching is offered on the web through Zoom. You are able to follow from your own computer or you can attend the video conference when it takes place or see it as a video afterwards.

The web-based course tool used is Canvas. The course code is given in the welcome letter. Normally, the course is not posted on Canvas until one or a few weeks before the start of the course.

Communication happens both through Canvas and through email contact with the course responsible.

The course and the master programme starts 30 August, you should confirm your attendance latest that date otherwise you will loose your Place in the programme, applies only to programme students!

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

Service and Support

Accommodation

You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

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  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

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Publicerad av: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2022-06-22
Högskolan i Gävle
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Box 801 76 GÄVLE
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