Cultures, Societies and Histories of the Peoples of the Arctic

2019/2020

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module comprises lectures and seminars that include exercises and student contributions. On the basis of theories of identity formation and intercultural communication, this module focuses on the colonial history of the Arctic peoples, nation-building, historical and contemporary migration to and from the Arctic, cultural encounters and cultural exchanges.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • relevant theories concerning the culture, society and history of the circumpolar peoples
  • themes and trends in the study of the culture, society and history of the circumpolar peoples as well as various approaches to the study of these.

Skills

  • the critical assessment, selection and application of relevant theories and methods to the study of the culture, society and history of the  circumpolar peoples.  
  • disseminating the chosen issue and the methodology for its analysis.

Competences

  • the delineation and analysis of a complex problem in a way that is independent and methodologically sound
  • academic reflection on a scientific basis and the assumption of responsibility for personal academic development.

Extent and expected workload

5 ECTS

Exam

Exams

Name of examCultures, Societies and Histories of the Peoples of the Arctic
Type of exam
Written exam
An internal written examination in: Cultures, Societies and Histories of the Peoples of the Arctic.
This examination is a 2-day take-home written assignment given by the examiner on the basis of the curriculum of the course. The assignment paper must not exceed ten pages.
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessment
The examination should demonstrate that the student fulfils the objectives outlined above as regards knowledge, understanding, skills and competencies.

Facts about the module

Danish titleArktiske befolkningers kultur, samfund og historie
Module codeKACCG20169
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Cross-Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities