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Creation, Ecology and Humanity in Christian Theology

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2321 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Göteborg
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
Autumn 2020
50% Distance
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
Comments: Course literature is not provided online. Students are expected either to purchase or to borrow course texts before the course begins.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

That the ecological challenges of our time have roots in the history of ideas is obvious. But what are these roots and how have they affected our view of humanity and its place in nature? In much ecocritical theory, theological ideas are presented as having had a particularly large responsibility for the anthropocentrism characteristic of the Western moral imagination, with notions of a God-given human superiority and a specific mandate to rule over nature. These kinds of ideas are critically investigated during the course. Through a reading of central texts, both historical and contemporary, understanding of the theological, philosophical, and ideological systems forming our view of ourselves and our place in creation is developed in depth. The course gives a set of theoretical tools for the study of the relation between religious faith and environmental issues, thus providing a solid foundation for participating with skill and understanding in the most significant discussion of our time.

Important information 2020-03-16 to applicants to the campus alternative regarding the corona pandemic : if teaching and examination on campus cannot be carried out in autumn 2020, the course will be given online instead.

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Course Syllabus

RT2321

Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor’s degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson kristina.svensson@lir.gu.se +46 31 786 4519

Department

Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6


Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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