Religion, Society, and Politics


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


  • the spectrum of major religious traditions on an international basis
  • philosophical and cultural traditions related to arrays of global religions

  • various international social and political conflicts articulated as related to religious difference or worldview.


  • analyzing international conflict articulated as related to issues in religious worldviews
  • applying understandings of various religions’ philosophical and cultural traditions to projects of conflict resolution.


  • communicating the impact of religious belief and worldview on international conflict
  • contributing to the solution of intercultural problematics articulated as related to religion.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examReligion, Society, and Politics
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of six pages and a maximum of eight pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleReligion, samfund og politik
Module codeBALISE201820
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities