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Høst 2020

STV-1006 Arctic Norway - Aspects of Politics, Government and International Relations - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

The course can be taken as a singular course.

Course contents

This course begins with an introduction to the Norwegian political system and its institutions. A central issue vis-a-vis North Norway is management and protection of the region`s rich natural resources. With this as the point of departure, the course proceeds to focus on how institutions manage and conserve natural resources and the environment. These efforts are examined in the context of relevant international treaties and how international environmental policy cooperation has developed at a regional level. Empirical material is studied in the theoretical perspective afforded by the political-science sub-discipline of international politics.

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

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.

Application code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and comprehension

Knowledge of:





Language of instruction


Teaching methods

The course consists of 9 x 2 hours of lectures (total 18 hours), plus one excursion.


Quality control of the course

The course will be evaluated once during a program period


The examination consists of two parts:

- One take-home exam limited to 2,000 words on an allocated theme within the time frame of one week. Two students may write together (wherein the word limit is extended to 3.000 words).

- One 3-hour school exam. The final grade is given on the basis of a joint evaluation of the take-home exam and the school exam. The Grade-scale goes from A (tope score) to E (pass) and F (fail).

A re-sit exam will be arranged for this course.

Date for examination

Home examination hand out date 25.11.2020 hand in date 26.11.2020;Home examination hand out date 04.11.2020 hand in date 11.11.2020

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 2020
Course coordinator: Rasmus G. Bertelsen
Lectures f.aman. Marc Edouard Lanteigne