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Nordic Culture, 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Övriga ämnen - ÖÄA
SUBJECT AREA   Other interdisciplinary Studies – TV9
  COURSE CODE   754G52
On completion of the course, the student shall be able to
- define and discuss the concept ”Culture” in relation to the content of the course
- present and compare some cultural expressions and relate these to the concept of identity
- define and explain the concepts of material and immaterial cultural expressions
- motivate and argue how experiential learning and outdoor methods, could be applied in a field chosen by the student
- use aesthetic representations in a presentation
- apply a scientific approach when writing course exams
Throughout the course, Nordic Culture is scrutinized from several different perspectives: historical as well as current ones. The relationship between culture, cultural heritage and identity creation is analyzed. Craft, Literature and music from the Nordic countries is dealt with; however, the emphasis is on Swedish culture. Swedes’ and Nordic people’s relationship to nature is studied.

Students visit and examine urban and rural surrounding areas. Outdoor education and learning methods as well as aesthetic methods are presented and applied as a means of learning. The student’s own experiences from the course form the basis for reflection and processing of the course content.

The following subject areas are covered by the course:
Culture and cultural heritage; identity creation; Art, craft and design in the Nordic countries; literature and music from the Nordic countries – primarily from Sweden; some Nordic artists, musicians and film-makers; Immaterial culture such as popular belief and fairy tales; Traditions and festivals a cooking as way of getting to know a specific culture.
The teaching mainly consists of lectures, seminars, group work and individual studies. Residential/live-in modules, where the students pay for board and lodging themselves, are parts of the course. The student´s participation in these study visits are compulsory. Some presentations/examinations are carried out in the field.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

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/Engelska 6: internationally recognized test, e.g. TOEFL (minimum scores: Paper based 575 + TWE-score 4.5, and internet based 90), IELTS, academic (minimum score Overall band 6.5 and no band under 5.5), 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
Latest revision 2014-09-01