STV-3020 Indigenous Peoples - Politics, Institutions and Tools - 5 ECTS
The course is mandatory for students at the Master¿s Programme in Indigenous Studies (MIS).
The course may also be part of other disciplinary master programmes within social sciences and may be taken as a single course. Prior knowledge of the situation for indigenous peoples are highly recommended.
Bachelor degree in a social science subject is required as a general rule.
The minimum average grade requirement is:
- C - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in Europe, Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand
- B - for bachelor's degree or equivalent issued in all other countries
The course requires solid competence in reading and writing English.
Application code: 9371.
The students have the following learning outcomes:
The student gets knowledge about
- important debates on indigenous rights and politics, in particular relating to land and resources, self-determination and culture;
- how various colonial histories and different systems of government influence and define state-indigenous relations and conditions for self-determination arrangements.
The student knows how to
- critically examine indigenous rights claims from the foundations of both international law and domestic legal and political developments
- distinguish between how different country contexts impact debates on indigenous rights issues and political questions
The exam will consist of:
Students must write an essay on a given topic during a period of five days. The maximum limit for the essay is 2500 words.
The exam will be assessed on an A-F grades scale. Grades are A-E for passed and F for failed. Deadline for register for re-sit exams is January 15 for spring semester and August 15 for autumn semester.
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 5
- Course code: STV-3020
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for samfunnsvitenskap