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Religion and Politics in the United States

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2414
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 26 March 2020 - 7 June 2020
2 Closed GU-24859
Spring 2020
50% Distance
Period: 26 March 2020 - 7 June 2020
2 Closed GU-24874
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Religion, Christianity in particular, has played and continues to play an important but complex role in American society and politics. While the United States was the first nation that formally separated church and state, religion has nonetheless played a more significant role in American society than it has in, for instance, modern Europe. Throughout the history of the United States, religion and politics has been integrated with question about race, migration, ethnicity, class, and gender. The course deals with these historical processes, as well as with the analysis of contemporary issues. As such, it enables a deeper understanding of the complex political development in the United States, which in turn affects the rest of the world. 

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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: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Kristina Svensson +46 31 786 4519


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

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