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Global Religion (Current Global and Development Challenges and Solutions)
|Master programme in||
Global Studies * / International Development Studies * / International Public Administration and Politics * / Global and Development Studies / International Politics and Governance
|Type of activity||
Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
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|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Bjørn Thomassen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study|
ISE Registration & Exams (email@example.com)
A specialisation course aims to allow students to immerse themselves in the theories/theory lines and empirical issues pertaining to a particular subject area. The course equips students to competently select and argue for the applicability and relevance of a theory/theory line to given issues. The courses offered are based on the Institute's research in the field and knowledge of the highest international standard. The specific subject area of the courses will be described in the activity description.
Current Global and Development Challenges and Solutions addresses various global and development challenges, such as conflicts, questions of justice, inequality, sustainability, and effects for instance on states, markets and civil society.
|Detailed description of content||
This course examines the growing of the religious factor in the wider globalization processes, with a specific view toward social and political mobilization, international relations, and cultural identities. Case studies will engage the role of specific (world) religions in various parts of the world, also as seen in relation to secular forces. The course will also examine and compare how religion can be considered a (sometimes hidden) “moving force” for long-term social and political processes, and in this sense a precondition (rather than an opposite) to secularization. Finally, the course will consider where, whether and how religion is increasingly becoming a cause of political conflict or whether comparative aspects of increasingly “global religions” (global Islam, global Catholicism, global Hinduism, etc.) might not also function as bridges for peaceful global relations.
|Course material and Reading list||
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
26 hours lectures
26 hours student presentations + peer feedback exercises
70 hours for course assignment Reading assigned texts = approximately
78 hours (on average 6 hours preparation per week)
30 hours Preparation of exam + 40 hours Exam
Total 270 hours
|Evaluation and feedback||
The activity are evaluated regularly regarding the study board evaluation procedure. The activity responsible will be orientated about a potential evaluation of the activity at semesterstart. Se link to the study board evaluation praxis here https://intra.ruc.dk/nc/for-ansatte/organisering/raadnaevn- og-udvalg/oversigt-over-studienaevn/studienaevn-for-internationale-studier/arbejdet-medkvalitet- i-uddannelserne/
The objective of the advanced study course is to provide the students with advanced knowledge and understanding within a specific research area covered by one of the three pillars in Global Studies: Global Politics, Global Sociology and Global Political Economy. At least two advanced study courses will be offered per semester. The courses offered will change every semester within the following subjects:
International public sector organisations and global governance Regionalisation and regional integration in international politics International security International law and human rights Global Sociology:
International Mobility and information flow International political movements and social change International civil society, law and defence Contentious identities and new global actors Global Political Economy:
Work and globalization Natural resources and geopolitics Trade, investment and global production networks International Financial Economics
|Overall learning outcomes||
|Form of examination||
Individual written take-home assignment.
The character limit of the assignment is: 16,800-24,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limit includes the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The duration of the take-home assignment is 7 days and may include weekends and public holidays.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
Specialised knowledge and understanding of a particular topic within one of the three pillars in Global Studies
Advanced knowledge of academic and methodological debates related to the subject
Skills in selecting and critically applying relevant theories and methods
Skills in choosing relevant theories in order to investigate a problem area
Skills in communicating and discussing theories and empirical results
Competences in assuming responsibility for and reflecting on own learning and that of fellow students by actively participating in group work, presentations and discussions
Competences in critically, independently and creatively selecting and utilising academic literature relevant to a specific research question