This course is part of the thematic studies in Religion, Conflict and Dialogue. The course is compulsory for ICE students who are completing a degree in Theology and is optional for others.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
The course provides students with the preliminary skills to analyse the functioning, meaning and significance of different signs, symbols and media in distinctive conflict situations.
This course can be taken in the first or second year of the MA programme.
Central concepts and research ideas will be scrutinised in relation to actual cases and media occasions according to students’ own interests. Moreover, the course focuses on the different roles of religion and media in conflict situations and the discourses of presenting conflict, violence and reconciliation.
The precise literature and other possible study materials are given by the course teachers.
Lectures, contact teaching and a student presentation
The assessment practices and criteria will be in accordance with the University of Helsinki’s criteria. They will be specified for each course by the respective teacher.
The University of Helsinki’s grading scale of 0–5 will be applied.
The course will be offered in the form of contact teaching and a seminar. Active participation and 75% attendance is required.