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.

Course information Master Programme in Religious Studies

This course is a full-time course given between weeks 36-40
Name of course

Contemporary religious studies 7.5 cr. (Religionsvetenskap idag)

Course code

RVA000

Application code

13207 Master, 13224 freestanding course

Faculty

Faculty of Education and Business

Course co-ordinator

Jari Ristiniemi

E-mail: jari.ristiniemi@hig.se

Telephone: 0046 73 4011058

Course administration

Monika Karlsson

studentsupport@hig.se



Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

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.

Period for course self-registration in Ladok: 17 Aug – 30 aug

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

  • Course syllabus
  • Reading list
  • Schedule

  • IMPORTANT
  • The course and the master programme starts the 31st of august, you should confirm your attendance latest that date otherwise you will loose your Place in the programme.
Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

The course adress the changing role of religion and culture in the late modern society. The course discuss how methods and theories in Religious Studies can be used as tools for understanding contemporary society 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.

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 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.

From the autumn semester 2020, Canvas will replace the University's current learning management system Blackboard. You will automatically be enrolled on the course in Canvas once you have registered for your course in Ladok. Please note that it can take up to 60 minutes for the systems to synchronise but after that you will be able to see your course in Canvas.

Log in to Canvas


The course and the master programme starts 31 august, you should confirm your attendance latest that date otherwise you will loose your Place in the programme.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a we-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and you comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

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 studentcentrum@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

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Publicerad av: Monika Karlsson Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2020-05-28
Högskolan i Gävle
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