KVI-2517 Sami Art - 10 ECTS
The students have the following learning outcomes:
After completing the course, students will have developed knowledge and understanding in the areas listed below:
- Sámi art (dáidda, duodji, architecture) in recent times.
- The establishment of an institutional framework for Sámi art (through for example art schools, centres, exhibitions, criticism, collections and architecture).
- Examples of art produced by other indigenous peoples in Northern and Arctic areas.
- Central categories and definitions relating to Sámi and indigenous art and their effect on art historical practice.
After completing the course, students will be able to:
- Work independently with research problems and debated art historical problems.
- Discuss and problematize indigenous art, contemporary art, duodji, design and public architecture in the context of Sámi and other relevant cultures.
- Communicate art historical research problems, analyses, and interpretations of indigenous art of the northern areas to specialists and to the general public.
- Structure and formulate complex academic discussions.
The course is organized in three seminars, with each extending over two days. The seminars take place at the beginning, middle and end of the semester and amounts to a total of about 26-30 hours.
The course employs a number of teaching methods, ranging from dialogic lectures to group discussions and presentations with an active use of visual media. We also visit museum and gallery exhibitions in order to view and discuss works of art in situ. Lecturers give individual and collective guidance to students.
During the course, students prepare a 15-minute oral presentation, or write an essay of about four pages (à 2300 characters).
The exam will consist of:
Students write an essay of about eight pages (à 2300 characters), which is due at the end of the course. This essay is evaluated by two examiners and marked on a scale ranging from A to F. (A-E for passed and F for failed).
Students are allowed to re-sit the exam if they have failed (grade F). Retake is offered in in the beginning of the following semester in cases of grade F or Fail. Deferred examination is offered in the beginning of the following semester if the student is unable to take the final exam due to illness or other exceptional circumstances. Registration deadline for retake is January 15 for autumn semester exams and August 15 for spring semester exams.