Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

10.12.2019 at 09:00 - 14.1.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 14.1.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 21.1.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 28.1.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 4.2.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 11.2.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 18.2.2020
09:15 - 11:45
Tue 25.2.2020
09:15 - 11:45


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.

Katja Valaskivi