|Sweden and the Swedes, 15 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|After completion of the course the student should have a fundamental knowledge of the geography and history of Sweden and its population and the role the church has played in the country`s development from the Christianization of Sweden until present time. The student should have a rudimentary knowledge of various aspects of Swedish culture, for example, art and literature.
The student should have acquired the ability to deal many of the myths concerning Sweden and Swedish life.
|”Sweden and the Swedes” consists of two parts:
Part I. “What is Swedish about Sweden?” (7.5 hp)
This section of the course deals with the geography, history and religious history essential to understanding the Sweden of today.
Part II. ”Cultural Dimensions” (7.5 hp)
This part of the course studies various elements of the cultural life of Sweden. This may include various aspects art, architecture, literature, daily life, etc.
|Instruction takes place mainly in the form of lectures, although seminars may also be held in which the students may be expected participate actively. An excursion is included with several instructors acting as guides. Language of instruction: English|
|Examination may be written or oral.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to “Engelska B” is required, or an international proficiency test, e.g. TOEFL, minimum score 550/213. At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.