|Nordic Culture, 15 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|The aim of the course is to give insights into Nordic cultural life, expressed in Art, Craft, Dance and Music. The course will also give the participants the possibility to take part in Nor-dic natural outdoor activities as part of their recreation and learning.|
|The main content of the course explores the four Nordic Cultural and geographical envi-ronments; the mountain scenery, the cities, the countryside and the coast. From these envi-ronments the following will be studied:
- The Nordic traditions and the high festivals
- Traditional Nordic dances and songs
- The Nordic history of art and music
- Myths in the Nordic culture
The mountain scenery
- snow as a creative material
- snow as a bed for transportation
- the Lapps and the Swedes.
Coast and the lakes
- to live in the archipelago - a disappearing culture
- the creative beach
- to live in a Nordic city today
- young people of today
- the Nordic view of nature
- outdoor life - a way of living
|Lectures, seminars, residential (line-in) course, PBL (problem based learning) - inspiration and learning through experience.|
|You will be required to give a written documentation of a comparative study of your na-tive countries culture and your experiences with the Nordic Culture.
The project should be supported by (documentation form both outside and within the re-sources available through the) IT.
Students who have failed an examination are normally allowed to retake it on two additional occasions.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reex-amination.
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.
|Only general admission requirements: Completion of an upper secondary education and skills in English, both written and oral, corresponding to the level of English required in Swedish upper secondary education (eg. a TEOFL-score of at least 500 points for paper based test, 197 points for computer based test or 61 points for internet based test; IELTS with at least 5,0 overall and no part under 4,5, or equivalent)
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|
|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.