The semester package Northern Scandinavian Politics and Society focuses on the Nordic countries, emphasising the northern resources, politics and features of the Nordic societies.
International relations, politics, welfare systems, natural resources and sustainable management, rights and indigenous peoples are some of the key words of the programme. The study programme will be of special relevance to students wishing to combine a one-semester social science programme with a shorter stay in Norway, included in their bachelor program as electives or as a minor. The courses will also be of relevance for Norwegian students, who want to experience a foreign student learning environment and to learn more about international relations, politics and northern societies.
The courses are designed as advanced emphasis courses for the programme Bachelor of Circumpolar Studies and for exchange students studying with the University of the Arctic. They are also relevant for all social science students seeking to build competence about the circumpolar north.