History of Christianity I: An Introduction to Church History, 7.5 credits

Kristendomens historia I: En introduktion till kyrkans historia, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Religious Studies

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject course


Kjell O Lejon, Tomas Widholm

Course coordinator

Tomas Widholm

Director of studies or equivalent

Kjell O Lejon


ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2024 202449-202503 Swedish Linköping, Valla

Main field of study

Religious Studies

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

General entry requirements for undergraduate studies
History and Social Studies corresponding to the level of History and Social Studies in Swedish upper secondary education (Historia 1b or 1a1 and 1a2 and Samhällskunskap 1b or 1a1 and 1a2) 


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Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

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Code Name Scope Grading scale
RED1 Oral presentation: seminars in history of Christianity 0 credits D
TEN1 Written exam: history of Christianity 6 credits U, G, VG
UPG2 Written report: history of Christianity 0.5 credits U, G
UPG3 Written report: history of Christianity 1 credits U, G
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