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global studies / International Development Studies / International Public Administration and Politics / Politics and Administration / Public Administration
When registering for courses, please be aware of the potential conflicts and overlaps between course and exam time and dates. The planning of course activities at Roskilde University is based on the recommended study programmes, which should not overlap. However, if you choose optional courses and/or study plans that goes beyond the recommended study programmes, an overlap of lectures or exam dates may occur depending on which courses you choose.
|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.
|Expected work effort (ects-declaration)||
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) 70 hours Preparation of exam + Exam
Total 270 hours
|Course material and reading list||
Kublitz, A. (2016) "From Revolutionaries to Muslims: Liminal Becomings across Palestinian Generations in Denmark" International Journal of Middle East Studies.
Hansen, Thomas Blom (1999) Saffron Wave: Democracy and Hindu Nationalism in Modern India. Princeton University Press
Roy. Olivier (1994). The Failure of Political Islam. Harvard University Press.
Brouwer, Steve et. al. (2013). Exporting the American Gospel: Global Christian Fundamentalism. Routledge
|Evaluation- and feedback forms||
Students will evaluate the course during a mid-term and a final evaluation. This is to allow the students’ input into the future design and delivery of the course. The students will receive feedback multiple times during group work
|Administration of exams||
ISE Studyadministration (email@example.com)
|The responsible course lecturer||
Bjørn Thomassen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria||
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:
Global Political Economy:
|Prerequisites for participation||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Prerequisites for participation in the exam||
Currently no data from curriculum.
|Teaching and working methods||
The courses are based on lectures, but will also include other teaching and working methods such as group work, exercises, student presentations, peer feedback and field trips or guest lectures as well as other practical activities.
|Type of activity||
|Form of examination||
Individual written portfolio.
The portfolio consists of 2 written products, that wholly or partially are developed during the course. For example, products can be exercise responses, speech papers for presentations, written feedback, reflection, written assignments. The preparation of the products may be subject to time limits.
The character limit: maximum 28,800 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The portfolio's specific products and the (if relevant) recommended size (character limit) for the individual products are made public on study.ruc.dk before the course begins.
The entire portfolio must be handed in at the same time.
The submission deadline will be public on study.ruc.dk before the course begins.
The assessment is individual and based on the entire portfolio.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen