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HIF-3620 Indigenous Revitalization - Languages, Literature and Arts - 10 ECTS
Bachelor's degree (180 ECTS), or equivalent qualification,or an equivalent qualification, with a minimum of 80 ECTS within social sciences, humanities, in education or in the social practice of law. An average grade equivalent to C or better in the Norwegian grading system is required.
Application code: 9371(Nordic applicants)
The course will focus on how language and cultural expressions have played an important role in the revitalization process of indigenous cultures that has taken place over the last four decades. Indigenous languages and linguistic rights. Emphasis will be placed on one or more of the following areas during a particular semester:
- Indigenous languages and linguistic rights.
- Traditional knowledge and the arts.
- Literature, the arts and new symbols of self-expression.
- Analytical skills will be developed through participation in class.
Depending on the focus on language, arts, and/or literature during a particular semester, students will:
- Develop an understanding of linguistic and cultural expressions in the context of the recent analytical approaches to the study of indigenous cultures
- Gain insight in how language and cultural expressions have played an important role in the revitalization process of indigenous cultures that has taken place over the last four decades.
- Develop a better understanding of indigenous methodology. This part of the course complements IND-3025 and IND-3026.
- Consider expressions specific to Sami and other indigenous people shared in a larger global indigenous perspective.
- Develop competence in using theoretical approaches and methods appropriate for the analysis of indigenous literature, the visual arts and other media, and/or for the analysis of compelling linguistic issues.
- Demonstrate orally and in writing the ability to analyze a range of linguistic and cultural expressions.
- Apply the acquired skills and knowledge to produce high quality academic work, both orally and in writing.
This course is interdisciplinary and taught by instructors with specialties in one or more of the following areas: literature, art science, linguistics, film, and or/ and culture studies.
Lectures and seminars. Summary at the end of the course in a round table discussion.
All courses undergo an evaluation once in a 3-year period at the bachelor's level. The Programme Board determines which programme options will be evaluated per year, and which courses will be evaluated by the students and the teacher per year.
Assessment method: 6-hour school exam.
- One essay (1200-1500 words) that focuses on one or more of the texts on the reading list. This requirement is evaluated as approved/not approved.
- Participation in the round table discussion held at the end of the course (scheduled for one double hour).
Students must have both coursework requirements approved to qualify for the final exam.
Performance in the course will be assessed with the grades A-F. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. A re-examination is offered in the event of an F-grade. The deadline to register for re-examination is 15 January for the autumn semester and 15 August for the spring semester.