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New Atheism and Critique of Religion

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-14856
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.

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About

Critique of religion has a history as long as the religions themselves. There has been continuous tension between those who want to preserve and those who want to change the content, design and practice of religious traditions. Recently, critique of religion has become associated with an increasingly loud group of New Atheists: what distinguishes this group? Which are their arguments and how do they organize and position themselves?

In the course we read and analyze leading New Atheist advocates and position them in a wider context of criticism of religion.

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.