Kurs

Freedom of Religion or Belief in a Global World

This course gives the student in-depth knowledge of freedom of religion or belief in a globalized world. Sometimes, governmental restrictions and social hostilities put these rights at risk. Therefore, different understandings of freedom of religion or belief as well as the relation to other freedoms and rights are at focus in this course. Particular attention is paid to and compare the mechanisms behind the design of freedom of religion or belief at global, regional and state levels.

Efter kursen förväntas studenten:

  • show in-depth knowledge about the meaning and complexity of freedom of religion or belief, especially in relation to developments in Europe and the EU
  • be able to formulate and argue for complex perceptions of the relation between freedom of religion or belief and other freedoms and rights
  • be able to identify and formulate, with a high degree of independence and creativity, the knowledge and the arguments that are underlying the design of freedom of religion or belief at various levels in society, globally, regionally and nationally
  • be able to independently apply the principles of freedom of religion or belief in different cultural and social contexts

Blackford, Russell, 2011. Freedom of Religion and the Secular State. Malden, MA: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. (224 s) Also available as e-book via EbscoHost

Taylor, Paul, M., 2009. Freedom of religion: UN and European human rights law and practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (434 s) Also available as e-book via EbscoHost

Nussbaum, Martha Craven2008. Liberty of conscience. In defense of America’s tradition of religious equality. New York: BasicBooks. (406 s)

Sachedina, Abdulaziz, 2009. Islam and the challenge of human rights. New York: Oxford University Press. (248 s) Also available as e-book via EbscoHost.

Articles will be added.

Schemat finns tillgängligt senast en månad innan kursen startar. Vi rekommenderar inte att du skriver ut schemat eftersom vissa ändringar kan ske.

Öppna schemat

Göran Gunner

Docent, högskolelektor, pastor

goran.gunner@ths.se

Betyg

A = Framstående, B = Mycket bra, C = Bra, D = Tillfredsställande, E = Tillräcklig, Fx = Otillräcklig, komplettering möjlig, F = Otillräcklig

Examinationsformer

  • Hemtentamen
  • PM

Grundläggande behörighet.
Högskolestudier om minst 180 hp, där huvudområdet utgörs av minst 90 hp i mänskliga rättigheter eller ämne inom teologiskt, humanistiskt-filosofiskt, samhällsvetenskapligt, juridiskt huvudområde eller motsvarande, inklusive ett självständigt arbete om minst 15 hp eller motsvarande. Kunskaper i svenska och engelska motsvarande vad som krävs för grundläggande behörighet till svensk högskoleutbildning på grundnivå.
Dessutom minst 20hp mänskliga rättigheter på avancerad nivå.

Completion of a course requires a minimum of 80% attendance at lectures and 100% attendance at seminars/group work and other assignments. Absence beyond that can be compensated by supplementing assignment(s) if the instructor finds it possible. In case of an absence of 50% or more, the course is considered as interrupted, even if assignments have been completed.

If a student due to disability has a decision from the EHS on special pedagogical support, the examiner shall, if necessary, adapt the examination and conduct the examination in an alternative way.

Fastställd av Kollegiet i Mänskliga rättigheter vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm den 20 januari 2020.