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2EDSL-3 Global Citizenship, Culture and Religious Diversity: A Nordic Perspective


Upon completing this qualification, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence: 


The student

  • has knowledge about principal ethics and human rights with reference to the discourse on sustainable development
  • has knowledge about religious and philosophical perspectives on sustainable development
  • has knowledge about central theories and key debates related to culture, identity, and religion in diverse societies
  • has an overview of different schools of thought on the subject of religious education in Europe
  • has insight into how cultural and religious diversity can be manifested in classrooms


The student

  • can critically reflect on and discuss sustainable development and cultural and religious diversity


The student

  • can reflect on and critically discuss issues and manifestations of cultural and religious diversity both in society and in an educational context


A. Sustainable development

  • Ethical perspectives on sustainable development
  • Religious and philosophical perspectives on sustainable development

B. Cultural and religion in diverse societies

  • Theoretical perspectives on culture, religion and identity
  • Human rights, religion and education
  • Religious education debates

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

Lectures, seminars and student presentations. Students are expected to actively participate in discussions, as well as organise and run colloquiums.

Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges

  • 80 % attendance is required for lectures, seminars, workshops and excursions.
  • One student presentation based on a theoretical paper


Individual written examination (4 hours), where marks awarded on a scale from A (best) to F (fail), where E is the lowest pass mark.