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Crucifixion in Texts, Art and Archaeology

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: RT2518
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
Autumn 2020
50% Day Distance
Period: 3 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
Comments: Course literature is not provided online. Students are expected either to purchase or to borrow course texts before the course begins. Online teaching occurs at fixed times during the day. Students are expected to connect to the teaching during these times.
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course is dedicated to the punishment of crucifixion in text, images and archaeological findings from the ancient Mediterranean world. The punishment form has a central role in Christianity. In the ecclesiastical world, scientific and popular publications, in art and movies, there is a detailed description of the Golgotha drama. There is, however, a tension between the level of information in the ancient sources and the detailed knowledge of our time. This discrepancy is the backdrop for a source critical study of textual and pictorial representations, as well as archaeological findings, in the present course.

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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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Degree of Bachelor or completed courses of at least 180 credits at first cycle level, of which at least 90 credits with progression in a main field of study including a bachelor's thesis of at least 15 credits. Also qualified are applicants who have equivalent foreign education or that have equivalent prior knowledge according to earlier study regulation. Furthermore, a knowledge of languages equivalent to English A/English 5 as well as 15 credits of New Testament Greek is required.

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:

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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