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School of Economics and Political Science
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
Course unit
LAW AND RELIGION
EPP8084135, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
EP2449, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track STORIA E POLITICA INTERNAZIONALE [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination LAW AND RELIGION
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi/course/view.php?idnumber=2018-EP2449-002PD-2018-EPP8084135-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ROSSELLA ALESSANDRA BOTTONI

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/11 Canon and Ecclesiastic Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: None, but students are expected to be familiar with the fundamental notions of general culture taught at previous levels of education.
Target skills and knowledge: FUNDAMENTAL NOTIONS
- Models of State-religious denominations relations in European countries
- European standards of protection of the right to religious freedom
- Contemporary problems of religious freedom and peaceful co-existence in multireligious societies
SKILLS
- Use of legal language and technical terms
- Making sense of the legal texts examined in the course
- Development of legal reasoning
- Development of oral arguments
Examination methods: Oral exam. Students attending class regularly will be notified specific modalities to take the exam.
Assessment criteria: The course is divided into three parts. Each part will count for up to 10 points of the final course mark. Honours will be awarded to students attending and actively taking part in class discussions.
Course unit contents: PART I: RELATIONS BETWEEN STATE AND RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS IN EUROPE
The traditional classification of models of State-Church relations. The systems of union or subordination, the systems of coordination, the systems of separation: historical evolution.
Religion and State orientation. Confessionism and secularism.
The "European model" of State-religious denominations relations:
- Religious denominations' doctrinal and organisational autonomy.
- State's selective collaboration with religious denominations.
PART II: EUROPEAN STANDARDS OF PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION
The right to believe or not to believe. The Weltanschauungen protected by Article 9 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
The right to manifest one's religion or belief
- in teaching. Proselytism;
- in worship. Places of worships. Mosques and minarets;
- in practice and observance. Religious symbols. Religious dietary rules.
The "right to do" consistently with one's Weltanschauung: marriage, family, education.
The "right not to do" consistently with one's Weltanschauung. The objection of conscience.
PART III: CONTEMPORARY PROBLEMS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE IN MULTIRELIGIOUS SOCIETIES
Part III is devised so as to encourage students to develop their own interests. Each student shall choose and study one of the topics specified on the Moodle course page.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures; powerpoint presentations
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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