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Høst 2017

AE_04 Nordic and Russian Government in a Comparative Perspective - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Sports, Tourism and Social Work

Type of course

Subject can be taken as single course.

The course is relevant for Bachlor of Northern Studies and compulsory for students choosing the BNS advanced emphasis programme High North Politics, Intercultural Communication and Barnetscooperation (Can be replaced by BNS 200 Northern Studies Assignment)

Course contents

The goal is to provide the students with analytical tools and background for analysis of the Nordic model of government as well as for Russian government.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester. 

Admission requirements

Admission requirements: Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.

Admission code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

After completing the course, the candidate will:

Knowledge: will be familiar with basic analytical perspectives on political analysis

Skills: will be able to understand how the Nordic consensual democracies are working

Attitudes: will be able to understand the organisation and functioning of Russian government

Language of instruction


Teaching methods

Online teaching by presentation of written lectures, eventually in combination with audio-studio lectures.


Course requirements: Written answers to given tasks. The assignments have to be approved by the responsible teacher before the students are allowed to do the final exam.

Examination:  Final evaluation; including several semester based tasks and one final exam. A final written home based exam. Available time: 3 days. The written tasks are evaluated as a whole, constituting one final mark. Grading: scale A ¿ F, with F for failed. Possibility of re-sit exam in case of F.

Date for examination

Home examination hand in date 08.12.2017 hand out date 05.12.2017

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Lectures Autumn 2017