This specialization gives particular attention to studies in the human sciences within the areas of social and cultural encounters and exchange, inter-cultural communication, nation-building, geo-politics and globalization, governance and sustainable development. In lectures, relevant theories of identity-building, inter-cultural communication, international relations and sustainable development will be applied to case studies from across the Arctic.
The specialization consists of the following modules (70 ECTS points)
|1.Cultures, Societies and Histories of the Peoples of the Arctic||7th (1st)||5||Internal, written exam: 48 h take-home assignment (max. 10 pgs.). Graded|
|2. The Arctic in the Age of Globalization.||8th (2nd)||5||Internal, written exam: 48h take-home assignment (max. 10 pgs.). Graded.|
|3. Project oriented course (internship) with an emphasis on one or more dimensions of Arctic Studies. Alternatively, relevant studies in another programme /university with an emphasis on one or more dimensions of Arctic Studies||9th (3rd)||30||30 Portfolio exam. Graded. Alternatively, exams elsewhere.|
|4. Master’s thesis with an emphasis on one or more dimensions of Arctic Studies.||10th(4th)||30||30 Written report. Graded.|