History of Christianity, Master's Thesis (One Year Masters Degree), 15 credits (790A65)

Kristendomens historia, magisteruppsats, 15 hp

Course description

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Main field of study

Religious Studies

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course

Examiner

Kjell O Lejon

Course coordinator

Tomas Widholm

Director of studies or equivalent

Kjell O Lejon

Contact

Kjell O Lejon, lärare

Kristina Hellman, administratör

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Half-time, Mixed-time) Spring 2021 v202104-202123 Swedish Distance

Main field of study

Religious Studies

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1E

Entry requirements

  • 180 ECTS credits passed with 90 ECTS credits passed in courses in subject area of the history of religion including an academic paper of 15 ECTS credits
    and
  • 15 ECTS credits passed in advanced level courses in the history of Christianity or the equivalent
  • English and Swedish corresponding to the level of English and Swedish in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6/B and Svenska 3)

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- independently identify and formulate an issue in the history of Christianity and examine it independently in the form of a thesis by means of the theory and method traditions of the discipline
- search, interpret and critically review material relevant to the issue
- orally and in writing, account for and discuss the independent conclusions, knowledge and arguments that underlie these
- analyse, assess and discuss another thesis, or equivalent work in the subject area.

Course content

From the theory and method traditions of the discipline, the student independently examines an issue in the history of Christianity. The results are presented in writing and defended at a thesis seminar. The course includes analysing, assessing and discussing another thesis, or other equivalent work.

Teaching and working methods

The independent thesis work is supported by a course introduction and supervision, and a completing essay seminar. The student should actively and constructively prepare before supervision and the seminar sessions.

Examination

The course is examined through participation in compulsory seminars/supervision sessions and final review, but mainly through assessing the completed essay and public discussion of other students' essays. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för kultur och samhälle
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UPPS Thesis U, G, VG 15 credits
RESP Respondent D 0 credits
OPPO Opponent D 0 credits

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