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Creation, Ecology and Humanity in Christian Theology

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14882
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

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Study pace
50%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-14891
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed

About

That the ecological challenges of our time have roots in the history of ideas is obvious. But what are these roots and how have they affected our view of humanity and its place in nature?

In much ecocritical theory, theological ideas are presented as having had a particularly large responsibility for the anthropocentrism characteristic of the Western moral imagination, with notions of a God-given human superiority and a specific mandate to rule over nature. These kinds of ideas are critically investigated during the course.

Through a reading of central texts, both historical and contemporary, understanding of the theological, philosophical, and ideological systems forming our view of ourselves and our place in creation is developed in depth. The course gives a set of theoretical tools for the study of the relation between religious faith and environmental issues, thus providing a solid foundation for participating with skill and understanding in the most significant discussion of our time.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Bachelor's degree or University studies equal to a Bachelor's degree, including an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.