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Islamic Education in Secular Societies

Learn about Islamic education in secular societies with focus on educational contexts.

This course provides an introduction to Islam as a religious and cultural component in Europe. After a short historical introduction the course will focus on Islam in school and educational contexts. Questions that will be discussed are: meetings between different Muslim groups and schools, aspects of teaching about Islam within religious education in different European contexts, Islamic religious education in secular societies, textbook images of Islam as well as Islamophobia and the role of school and teachers to tackle it.

  • Course structure

    Once the course is in progress, the web-based learning platform Athena will be used for communication, learning activities and course assignments.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. Deadlines for submission of written assignments is a mandatory element of the course.

    The language of instruction is English.


    The course is examined on the basis of continuous examination through written assignments. More detailed information about the relationship between the assignments and the course grade will be made available at the start of the course.

    The language of examination is English.


    Jenny Berglund


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Course coordinator
    Jenny Berglund,

    Study Counsellor

    Student Affairs Office