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Nordic Culture, 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA
  COURSE CODE   754G52
After the course the student shall:
• know what Nordic culture stands for and how to define what culture is.
• know how to describe what Nordic culture is, in relation to the content of the course. From the program in the course the student shall know how to make comparisons between culture and the visit in Sweden as a student.
• Know and describe knowledge of both material and immaterial cultural heritage.
• Know the main Swedish traditions, the high festivals and Swedes relation to nature.
• In general know and describe different cultural and geographical areas, as the city and the countryside.
The main content of the course explores our Nordic Cultural and geographical environments.
The course give insights into Nordic cultural life, Culture is “known as the system of shared beliefs, values, customs, behaviours, and artefacts expressed in for example local Identity, Folk-art, Craft, Dance and Music.
The course will also give the participants the possibility to take part in Nordic outdoor activities as part of their recreation and learning.
From these environments the following will be studied and explored:
Local identity, history, countryside life and citizenship. How to live in countryside and in a city today?
Our cultural heritage a material and immaterial culture.
In this course we explore: Outdoor life - a way of living.
The right of common access to nature. What does nature means to Swedes and our relation to nature?
Folkloristic tales and sagas, traditional Nordic dances and songs and the Nordic traditions and the high festivals.
The Nordic folk-art and music and traditional cooking as a way of learning culture.
Nordic culture includes two-attendance compulsory live- in seminaries in different parts of cultural environments. After seminars personal written reports should be presented. Group presentations should be supported by (documentation form both outside and within the resources available through the ICT.

Lectures, seminars, residential (live-in seminars) courses, Experiential learning through experience and workshops, self studies and group works.
Language of instruction: English
Students will be required to give a written documentation of culture and a comparative study of culture and your experiences within the Nordic Culture seminars. Written personal final report is a part of final examination.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

At least one year of full-time undergraduate studies.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B"; i.e. English as native language or an internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paperbased 550 + TWE-score 4.0, computorbased 213 and internetbased 79), IELTS, academic (minimum score: Overall band 6.0 and no band under 5.0), or equivalent.
The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
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.
Nordic Culture
Nordisk Kultur
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IKK - Department of Culture and Communication
Registrar No: 224/03-41   Course Code: 754G52      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     ÖÄA   ÖV  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2008-12-20