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You can usually take higher education courses if you’re 18 or older. They’re regularly taught in universities, colleges and professional institutions such as art schools or agricultural colleges - nearly all of which have their own websites. You can get a wide range of skills, for example, diplomas, bachelor degrees, foundation degrees and post-graduate degrees.

Les cours peuvent varier de beaucoup en longueur. Certains cours à plein temps dure quelques semaines et d'autres quelques années. Certains cours à temps partiel peuvent même durer plus longtemps.

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and the subantarctic Bouvet Island. Higher education in Norway is offered by a range of seven universities.

Oslo is the capital of Norway. The level of education in this city and the lifestyle is very high. Its quality educational institutions have placed it among Europe’s top 3 regions in terms of higher education. There are many other reputed institutions that offer quality education.

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3D Film Production

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

During the first year of 3D Film Production you learn the 3D crafts, and the second year teaches you to make captivating 3D films. When producing a 3D film, you will be using software and 3D characters instead of film cameras and actors... [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Oslo Norway. During the first year of 3D Film Production you learn the 3D crafts, and the second year teaches you to make captivating 3D films. When producing a 3D film, you will be using software and 3D characters instead of film cameras and actors. First year - The 3D craft The first year of 3D Film Production is identical to 3D Design and Animation. You can still apply directly for this two-year study program; 3D Film Production. To be good at something you need continuous training, and 3D Design and Animation is no exception. In this course we start building, or modeling, very simple objects in 3D. We then texturize, or paint these objects, before finally lighting and completing them. Thereafter, it is back to modeling again, but this time with greater complexity. Again, we do more texturing and lighting, and we also increase the levels of detail and complexity. The same process is repeated over and over again, but with even more refinement each time. That way, we are able to slowly but surely, progress from the production a simple object like a cup, on to more complicated objects, such as a human figure. The next challenge is to construct these characters’ movements in a manner that is believable. Once more, the aim is to strive towards greater complexity as we focus on advanced 3D figures of human beings. If you are able to sculpt a human, you can basically create anything in 3D. 3D is a mixture of both technical knowledge and artistic abilities. This is highly emphasized at Noroff, and we therefore facilitate our training to include both design skills and technical competency. It will be expected that you complete several drawing exercises on paper, and your software as well as technical skills must also be proficient. The assignments in 3D Design and Animation have an objective to simulate real-life challenges that awaits in the industry, and by so prepare you for immediate employment and production after graduation. Second Year - Produce an animated short film Since the dawn of time, storytelling has been part of what it means to be human, and what it mens to be creative and thinking beings. In all storytelling, there is a common structure, with certain variations depending on genre. If you have seen one romantic comedy, you know that a conflict will present itself before the second half, but you also know the story will have a happy ending. If you have read Norwegian fairy tales, you know that the first and second brother will not get the princess, but the third will succeed and win half the kingdom. You will learn the structure of various genres in both short and feature films, and be able to identify the structure and the basic plot elements in a movie. Once you understand these genres, you can draw ideas from any film, in creating your own story. Conceptualization In this study program, you will learn to work with all phases of production, from idea to finished film. When you finish the script, you will create a storyboard, then animate pre-visualizations, before moving on to principal and post production. An all 3D film has no real actors to instruct. It's your job to bring the 3D characters to life. Our minds are experts in reading body language, and if an animation is done poorly, we will notice something wrong, and the magic of the animation is lost. The audience may not be able to pinpoint the error, other than sensing that something is wrong. You, however, will gain knowledge of human anatomy, body language and facial expressions, and thereby be able to make your characters behave in the way that they should. Facial expressions and lip-sync The human has over forty muscles, and our brains aree experts on interpreting various facial expressions. A large portion of digital acting is to make use of our knowledge of facial anatomy and expressions, to convey the right moods and undertones. When the characters are talking, it is essential that lip movements and audio are synchronized. Have you ever noticed when the audio on television is off by even a fraction of a second? This can be very annoying, and we may struggle to keep up with what is being said. You must use your knowledge of phonetics and phonology to make the appropriate lip movements of your character. In addition, the words and the way they are being spoken, must ineract along with the character's body language, so they convey the same message. Film techniques and pre-production When you see a good movie, you react emotionally to the plot, and your reaction is not at random. It is in fact the filmmakers who are manipulating you! As a filmmaker, you have many tools at your disposal for manipulating the audience into experiencing the story as you wish. The effect of good editing by use of multiple angles may increase the tension in the scene. You can use variations in camera motion, speed, soundtrack, lighting, shadows and colors, to create different moods and tones. An important part of pre-production is storyboarding, where the film's scenes are drawn, often as a cartoon, with descriptions of movements and mood. This is very cost-effective, given that it is easier to change a scene in a storyboard, rather than making an entire animation sequence again. It also helps the instructor to maintain artistic control over the final product, beacause the entire production derives from storyboard. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

3D Game Design

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Kristiansand

During the first year of 3D Game Design you learn the 3D crafts, and in the second year you learn to develop creative game contents. The course provides insight into the game development industry, from idea to finished product... [+]

During the first year of 3D Game Design you learn the 3D crafts, and in the second year you learn to develop creative game contents. The course provides insight into the game development industry, from idea to finished product. First year - The 3D craft The first year of 3D Game Design is identical to 3D Design and Animation. You can still apply directly for this two-year study program; 3D Game Design. To be good at something you need continuous training, and 3D Design and Animation is no exception. In this course we start building, or modeling, very simple objects in 3D. We then texturize, or paint these objects, before finally lighting and completing them. Thereafter, it is back to modeling again, but this time with greater complexity. Again, we do more texturing and lighting, and we also increase the levels of detail and complexity. The same process is repeated over and over again, but with even more refinement each time. That way, we are able to slowly but surely, progress from the production a simple object like a cup, on to more complicated objects, such as a human figure. The next challenge is to construct these characters’ movements in a manner that is believable. Once more, the aim is to strive towards greater complexity as we focus on advanced 3D figures of human beings. If you are able to sculpt a human, you can basically create anything in 3D. 3D is a mixture of both technical knowledge and artistic abilities. This is highly emphasized at Noroff, and we therefore facilitate our training to include both design skills and technical competency. It will be expected that you complete several drawing exercises on paper, and your software as well as technical skills must also be proficient. The assignments in 3D Design and Animation have an objective to simulate real-life challenges that awaits in the industry, and by so prepare you for immediate employment and production after graduation. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Internet Marketing

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Oslo

In this course you will learn how to use the important tools for Internet Marketing. It is aimed at those who want to implement marketing strategies in the business world... [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Oslo Norway. In this course you will learn how to use the important tools for Internet Marketing. It is aimed at those who want to implement marketing strategies in the business world. Course information Next startup: 8. Mar. 2016 online, August 2016 on-campus Campuses: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Online Studies Duration: 1 year Course language: English only Price online: NOK 33.000,- per semester Price on-campus: NOK 54.750,- per semester. NOK 1.500,- registration fee. Approvals: Approved for loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. Approved by NOKUT. Credits: 60 ECVET Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Network and System Administration

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Bergen

Network and System Administration is a technical course focusing on Microsoft and Unix technologies, network infrastructure and server operations. This education is suited for those seeking many future opportunities in the IT sector... [+]

Network and System Administration is a technical course focusing on Microsoft and Unix technologies, network infrastructure and server operations. This education is suited for those seeking many future opportunities in the IT sector. First semester Project Management Introduction to Information Security Operating and File Systems Microsoft based Technologies Second semester Unix based technologies Network infrastructure Study project Course information Next startup: 8. Mar. 2016 online, August 2016 on-campus. Campuses: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Online Studies Duration: 1 year Price online: NOK 33.000,- per semester Price on-campus: NOK 54.750,- per semester. NOK 1.500,- registration fee. Approvals: Approved for loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. Approved by NOKUT. Fagskolepoeng: 60 ECVET Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Network and IT Security

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Kristiansand

Network and IT Security is a technical field of expertise focusing on system administration, programming, security and digital investigation. The course is suited for those looking for a solid IT education... [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Oslo Norway. Network and IT Security is a technical field of expertise focusing on system administration, programming, security and digital investigation. The course is suited for those looking for a solid IT education. Course information Network and IT Security is a two year Vocational course. A student who has completed Network and System Administration can enter the second year directly. Next startup: 8. Mar. 2016 online, August 2016 on-campus. Campuses: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand and Online Studies Duration: 2 years Price online: NOK 33.000,- per semester Price on-campus: NOK 54.750,- per semester. NOK 1.500,- registration fee. Approvals: Approved for loans and grants from the State Educational Loan Fund. Approved by NOKUT. Credits: 120 ECVET Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Graphic Design

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Kristiansand

Graphic Design is a practical field focusing on creative problem solving using the principles of visual communication. The course is suited for those who want to work with interesting and diverse assignments within print, photography, illustration, web and motion design... [+]

Graphic Design is a practical field focusing on creative problem solving using the principles of visual communication. The course is suited for those who want to work with interesting and diverse assignments within print, photography, illustration, web and motion design. A visually innovative and sales-promoting field New products that get launched continuously, or pre-existing ones that need a redesign of their visual identities to maintain their sales, defines today’s consumer market. This includes everything from food to clothing items, movies to music, household goods to computers, banking to transportation. They all compete for the consumer’s attention, and for any businesses to exist, it is important that their products or services are the consumers’ preferred choice. Graphic Design’s task is to promote, sell, inform and create awareness of a company and their products. Designers "speak" visually on behalf of their clients, and have a responsibility to convey their personalities and visions effectively. Through creative design solutions and strategically developed messages, Graphic Design contributes to enhanced competitive advantages in the market. There are a few fields of industry that integrate multiple disciplines in their practice. The most effective and successful design solutions extract knowledge from marketing, psychology, arts, craft, history and communication. In the context where consumers experience technology as too complex or navigation in various transport systems as difficult, Graphic Design presents new methods for user-friendliness. Apart from being associated with creativity, the field is predominantly solution-oriented. A more playful and artistic side of Graphic Design however, strives to create memorable visual experiences, e.g. in the entertainment industry, commercial interiors contexts, the web or TV. Graphic design is an industry that invites you to an everyday life that is more distinct than the other and each project more colourful and exciting than the previous. It is quite possible to become a good graphic designer during the study program, even without any prior knowledge. It is more important to have interest in the subject, good work ethics and an ambitious nature. Learning outcomes In todays society where all information is conveyed simultaneously through both printed material, Internet and broadcasting, there is a growing need for professionals with the skills to produce work for various media types. At Noroff, Graphic Design is explored through several disciplines; visual communication, illustration, advertising, photography, web design and motion design. After completing the course, you as a designer will have more diverse qualifications and therefore a greater range in terms of work opportunities. We aim to educate and encourage our students to becoming self-motivated and independent designers who can work well interdisciplinary. The first year of the course provides practical understanding of the principles, methods and techniques in effective visual communication for print as well as screen. You receive in-depth training in design software and form a good understanding of the guidelines and standards that are expected in the industry. You unfold your skills visually and creatively with exciting assignments. The second year takes you further into the design profession and you work towards finding out who you are as a designer. What do you like to work with, do you have any talents you did not know about perhaps, or is there a particular style you should develop and make your own? You learn further how to link art, design and technology together to create new expressions that excites. Course structure During your study period, you will be challenged with real, practical and relevant projects that will give an idea of the industry expectations and the challenges that may face you as a professional designer. The best time to experiment with new ideas and finding your own style is during your studies. Several of the projects will allow you to work freely and explore with several creative techniques. Choosing an effective method and creative approach is crucial to the end result of what you produce. The course focuses on the creative process of design, which starts with defining the brief, researching well before proceeding on with developing ideas, sketching and then finally completing the designed end product. It is a challenging and methodical process, but nothing is more satisfying than seeing your sketched ideas transforming into a finished, professionally sound design solution. The classes are based on lectures, demonstrations and workshops with practical assignments. The semesters are divided into modules where you concentrate on one topic at a time and the submission of your assignments. Towards the end of each semester, students will have one week at their disposition to refine and represent their projects in a portfolio. Each semester rounds off with a more extensive study project that emphasizes on creative and strategic problem solving, production quality and presentation aimed towards a client. First year Graphic Design 1 & 2 Strategic Design 1 Photography 1 & 2 Digital Design 1 Portfolio 1 & 2 Project 1 & 2 Second Year Graphic Design 3 & 4 Strategic design 2 Photography 3 & 4 Motion Design Digital Design 2 Portfolio 3 & 4 Project 3 Final Project / Internship Career options As a graphic designer, you will possess the knowledge and skills of branding, information design, web design and motion graphics. You can work in a design or advertising agency, at a printer or in the publication industry such as books or magazines, in the fashion industry, in film and television, with musicians, organizations in Arts and Culture, or as a freelancer. Some of the tasks of a graphic designer includes designing logos and visual identities, brochures, advertisements and posters, magazines or book covers, product packaging, signs, trade fairs and exhibitions, websites, information design, film and television vignettes etc. In larger corporations with their own information, communication or marketing departments, you can also work as a Marketing Coordinator or an Information Consultant. You can expect to be tasked with updating their company identity manual, designing various marketing materials, updating, managing and designing the information hierarchy of their websites, producing interactive advertisements or digital presentations. As you increase your work experience, or top off your graphic design education with further studies, it is common to aim towards positions such as Art Direction for instance, with the responsibility of major client management and more extensive projects. Additionally, you can work as a Communications Consultant with consulting expertise in general graphic design, media options and information structures. Further studies With a diploma from Noroff, it is possible to apply directly into the third year of a Bachelor’s degree program at one of our international partners; Teesside University in England or Deakin University in Australia. Teesside University has for several years been on the top-5 list of the best Arts and Graphics faculties in England, while Deakin University has invested nearly 90 million to provide you the best facilities to develop and unfold your creativity. An alternative for students seeking to build on their design skills and technical expertise in web design is our 1-year course in Internet Marketing. Internet Marketing focuses on the tools that can provide a company more value through increased visibility on the internet through advertisement networks, social media presence, and the company's own website. The program provides a solid platform in branding and "performance marketing", measurement and analysis of performance, and techniques for conducting engaging consumer dialogue online. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Technical Design with CAD 2D/3D

Noroff Online Studies
Campus or Online Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Oslo

Would you like to work with CAD modelling? As a CAD operator you work on modelling and drawing structures such as buildings, products, or mechanical devices. You work in teams with architects and engineers who are responsible for drafting solutions and calculations... [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Oslo Norway. Would you like to work with CAD modelling? As a CAD operator you work on modelling and drawing structures such as buildings, products, or mechanical devices. You work in teams with architects and engineers who are responsible for drafting solutions and calculations. A specialist field in growth Technical Design with CAD (Computer Assisted Design) is a living specialized field that demands that you comprehend both software and the technological knowhow. There is a huge shift in the industry going from 2-dimensional (2D) drawings and into 3-dimensional (3D) models, especially in regards to Architectural and Mechanical designs. Mechanical constructors and architects are large consumers of the digital tools used for drawings and visualizations. The need for efficient and competent CAD-operators is ever growing and expanding as a result. We co-operate with some of the world’s biggest distributor of construction software – Autodesk. The course teaches the following Autodesk software: AutoCAD, Inventor, Revit and 3Ds Max. Learning outcomes Many of our students partake in this course as a supplement to an existing career, some take advantage of a slow job marked to develop new skills, while others get an advantage for further studies within architectural- or engineer degrees. Students coming from secondary schools, such as carpentry, may transfer their knowledge further into construction, a mechanic or welder may want to pursue a career in mechanical design or even offshore. Technical design with CAD comprise both architectural- and mechanical construction, this way you can choose the path that is best for you. Thanks to new tools and techniques provided in this course the divider between architectural and mechanical is not that wide apart as it once was. Especially in regards to urban business premises where constructions consist of multiple elements like various steel constructions, lifts, air-condition vents, stairs of varying building materials and much more. Everything has to be planned, designed, and technically drawn, to be functional in conjunction with the foundation, supports and walls. The course gives knowledge on technical drawing initiation, 2D drafting, 3D modeling and aims for realistic visualizations. We provide a thorough education on the major aspects of these fields using advanced tools and best practice techniques and experiences. The first semester introduces you to the understanding of technical drawings through 2D drafting and basic 3D models, and finally visualizing your own scene using a combination of the key techniques you’ve learned with AutoCAD and 3Ds Max. The next semester deals with more advanced techniques in 3D construction, and development of visualizations with Revit, Inventor and 3Ds Max. The result is highly accurate models and drawings in photo real presentations. First Semester 2D Basics Setup and Edit Technical Drawing 3D Basics 3D Modeling Co-operation 1 Visualization Image Processing First Semester Exam Second Semester Parts and Assembly I Assembly II and Drawing Co-operation 2 Animation BIM-Modeling BIM-Documentation BIM-Visualization Second Semester Exam Work opportunities There is a constant demand for dedicated CAD-operators in the mechanical and electrical aspects of the machine- / oil industry, at the same time the expanse and needs for architectural designers are peeking. As a CAD-operator you are mostly likely working in teams together with architects and engineers, you might be the one in charge of the digital properties of the on-going projects; constructing and updating models, drawings etc. During the four week final exam period, you can co-operate with a company on a “live” project. This has for many previous students sprung open the doors to the industry. The feedback received from the coalition partners involved has been astonishingly positive. Admission requirements Three-year upper secondary education or a vocational education certificate. [-]

Kiropraktikk - profesjonsstudium

Bjørknes College
Campus Full time 5 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

Som kjent finnes det ingen kiropraktorutdanning i Norge, og norske studenter må reise til utlandet. Vårt nye studium er en kombinasjon av ett år på medisin grunnfag ved Bjørknes Høyskole og 4 år ved Murdoch University i Perth. [+]

Som kjent finnes det ingen kiropraktorutdanning i Norge, og norske studenter må reise til utlandet. Vårt nye studium er en kombinasjon av ett år på medisin grunnfag ved Bjørknes Høyskole og 4 år ved Murdoch University i Perth. Dette er en fantastisk mulighet for alle som har lyst til å bli kiropraktor.

Medisin grunnfag er et åpent studium der alle med generell studiekompetanse kan søke. For å komme videre inn på andre året av kiropraktorutdanningen i Australia må du oppfylle følgende krav:

minst 4 i karaktersnitt fra vgs minst 4 i to realfag (biologi og kjemi er anbefalt) minst C på alle eksamener fra medisin grunnfag studiestart i Australia er i februar hvert år. ... [-]

Freds- og konfliktstudier

Bjørknes College
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Norway Oslo

Bjørknes Høyskole tilbyr nå 60 studiepoeng i freds- og konfliktstudier. Studiet er tverrfaglig og gir en teoretisk og praktisk innføring i en rekke spennende emner. Studiet kan inngå som en del av en bachelorgrad eller også brukes som videreutdanning. [+]

Curriculum The following courses provide all 10 credits. You will only study two subjects at the same time    1 Introduction to International Studies    2 Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies    3 Conflict resolution, peace building and conflict prevention    4 Religion and Conflict    5 Human Rights    6 Regions in Conflict 1 Introduction to International Studies (10 credits) This course provides an introduction to a range of international topics such as international history, international relations, international economics and comparative politics. These topics are important for understanding how states relate to each other through cooperation, trade, peace and conflict. course will provide an introduction to key institutions and other actors in the international arena and provide a basis for understanding how and why actors in the international community act as they do.  student should be able to: • Understand the characteristics of the subjects of international politics, international history, international economics and comparative politics. • Clarify historical feature of the international community and assess historical events cleansers significance for contemporary international relations. • Analyze and understand the trends and tendencies in international politics • problematize various aspects of globalization processes and to assess the extent to which globalization is taking place in different areas (economic, political, etc.) • Identify and assess the characteristic features of international and regional organizations and their place in the international interaction • Understand and evaluate the factors that underlie the design of Norwegian foreign policy • Clarify various political theories Learning targets • International history • Political Theories • Globalization • International organizations • Regional organizations • Non-state actors • Norwegian foreign policy 2 Introduction to Peace and conflict studies (10 credits) This study module introduces students to the field as peace and conflict research. It is a multidisciplinary subject that stretches across political science, comparative politics, psychology, anthropology, religion, sociology, to name a few. conflicts, war and peace has been part of humanity and the political game as long as they have existed. It will introduce students to various concepts and theories in the field in a historical and philosophical perspective. Conflict in itself is not negative, then a series of social changes have occurred as a result of conflict. This topic will see what it is that makes some conflicts develop the use of violence and warfare. Various theories regarding causes and dynamics in terms of conflict will be one of the main areas. Students will: • Clarify the emergence of peace work and peace move reader through the ages • Clarify various types of conflicts • Clarify various terms in • Assess what distinguishes modern conflicts from 'traditional' conflicts and evaluate the causes of conflicts • Evaluate various research findings in the field • Clarify the difference between positive and negative peace • Assess the importance of studying gender issues in relation to peace and conflict Learning targets • What do we understand by the concept of peace? • What is peace and conflict studies? • What do we understand by the concepts of conflict and war? • Peace efforts and peace movements throughout history • Gender and conflict • Environment and Conflict • Ethical Dilemma (existence just war?) • Causes of conflict and war (various levels) • How we can understand contemporary conflicts 3 Conflict, peacebuilding and conflict prevention (10 credits) This course covers the study measures used to promote peace and prevent conflicts. These methods cover a wide aspect that deals with everything from high-level diplomacy to grassrotbevegelser. The course will focus on conflict resolution, peacebuilding, peacekeeping and peacemaking and look at a number of measures and methodologies within each section. Various international actors, first and foremost the UN has spearheaded attempts to resolve the conflict. External actors can contribute to the peace process on the basis of self-interest and this will also be discussed. An important aspect will be the Norwegian contribution to peace and conflict resolution. These areas are emphasized great importance in Norwegian foreign policy and will be a natural part of the study. Students will: • Clarify the development of peace work • Clarify the different terms used in the field (peacebuilding, peacekeeping, peacemaking, preventive diplomacy, conflict resolution etc.). • Know the methods and actions that can contribute to reconciliation between the parties to a conflict • Assess and analyze various actors role in peace building and conflict resolution • Critically evaluate and assess the Norwegian contribution to peace building and conflict resolution Learning targets • Historical development • Peacebuilding: Theory and practice • Conflict Prevention: Theory and Practice • Conflict Resolution: Theory and Practice • Peacemaking: theory and practice • Peacekeeping • Democracy and Peace • Women and peace • Different actors role in peace building and conflict resolution (UN, regional organizations, non-state actors) • Norway's efforts in peace building and conflict resolution 4 Religion and Conflict (10 credits) Religion is often used as a key factor in understanding why different conflicts erupt. This learning module will look at the different religions and try to identify some of the aspects that underlie such statements. Different types of religious fundamentalism and terrorism will also be analyzed. The other side of religions that will be analyzed is their role as peace tools to create reconciliation and understanding between different groups. In many conflicts, religious leaders and organizations played an important role, a role that is often overlooked in terms of political leaders, heads of state and international organizations. Students will be able to • Provide a deeper understanding of different religions and people of different beliefs • Identify religions role in society and politics. • Clarify and assess how religion affects social and political conflicts • Evaluate and explain how religion can help resolve conflicts and promote peace. • Clarify religious leaders and organizations' role both at local, national and international level to resolve conflicts. • Evaluate the role of religion in specific conflicts Learning targets • How do the concepts of peace and conflict are discussed in various religions (emphasis on the five major religions) • Religion and Globalization • Religion as a cause of conflict • Religious fundamentalism • Religious Terrorism • Religion as a tool in peace building at local, national and international level. • Cases 5 Human Rights (10 credits) The course will provide an introduction to human rights both theoretical and practical perspective. The course will illustrate the development of human rights from a historical perspective up to the present. Questions about the universality of human rights will also be evaluated from a critical perspective. Overall, this should provide a basis for understanding the challenges we face today, but also future issues. Students will be able to: • Understand the evolution of human rights in a historical and philosophical perspective • Understand and critically assess how the political implementation of human rights are place at national, regional and international levels. • Understand how the study of human rights spanning a variety of academic disciplines • Clarify and evaluate various topical issues contradictions between the fight against terrorism and the protection of human rights, business and human rights, women's rights. • Evaluate and consider the relationship between human rights, development and conflict Learning targets • What are human rights? • Introduction to human rights history • Are there universal human rights? • Women and human rights • Security versus rights • Implementation of Human Rights • Globalization and Human Rights • Gross violations of human rights 6 Regions in Conflict (10 credits) This course will tie together a number of other courses, including Introduction to International Studies, Introduction to peace and conflict studies, conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peace prevention. In this course, different regions will be analyzed and compared. In addition, students in groups deal with a specific conflict to be analyzed. Students will: • Acquire empirical knowledge and understanding of political, social and economic challenges in the different regions are facing • Assess how the various regions affected by globalization • Assessing commonalities and differences between conflicts in the regions • Evaluate the conflict resolution measures that have been implemented • Clarify and assess interaction at different levels and areas within regions • Clarify migration patterns in the region of Learning targets • Regions: Mainly three regions, but comparison with other regions will be made : Africa, Latin America and Europe (other relevant regions can be East Asia, the Caucasus, the Middle East). • Historical overview • Political, social and economic development • Conflict Causes in regions • External stakeholders influence and actions in the regions • Democratization in various regions • Regional security • Regional cooperation    ... [-]