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BNS-1006 Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World II: Politics - 10 stp


The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

The course is obligatory for the Bachelor and One Year Program in Northern Studies. The course is taught online for One Year Program.The subject can be taken as a single course.

Course contents

In this course students will deal with questions relating to governance and politics in the North, social issues, contemporary topics and global issues.

This course will provide students with an appreciation of the main challenges confronting the peoples and communities of the world's northern regions. It will also deal with governance and international cooperation in this part of the world. The course will be beneficial to those students attempting to better understand the current questions facing the north as well as to those planning to pursue advanced studies about the region.


Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 December

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October 


Admission requirements

Admission requirements:

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse. Admission procedures for foreign applicants, please read: https://en.uit.no/education/art?p_document_id=351800

Admission code: 9199


Objective of the course

When completing the course the students will be able to:

Knowledge

Skills

General competence


Language of instruction

English

Teaching methods

Bachelor students: Mainly teacher presentations, group work and group discussions, supported by digital learning resources.

Online students: The course is composed of separate modules for online studies.  Students are required to submit answers to the individual module questions. Teaching and feedback will be given. Streamed materials will also be available.  A guideline for self-study will be provided. 

Quality assurance; Before the end of every course, an evaluation of the course will be arranged in collaboration with the teacher and the student.


Assessment

Assignments: 

Online students: Assignments to teacher-supplied questions.  The assignments have to be approved by the teacher(s) responsible for the course before students are allowed to sit the final exam.

Bachelor students: 3 written assignments to teacher-supplied questions.The assignments have to be approved by the teacher(s) responsible for the course before students are allowed to sit the final exam. Class attendance is obligatory (at least 75%).

Exam:

A final written, home exam (3 days). Grading: scale A - F, A - E are passing grades, F is a fail.

Guidelines for retaking examination, see Regulations for examinations at the UiT, Chapter IV for Postponed, re-sit and extraordinary examinations, etc.


Date for examination

Take home assignment - Nett hand out date 25.05.2021 hand in date 28.05.2021;Take home assignment - Alta hand out date 25.05.2021 hand in date 28.05.2021

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 Spring 2021
Lectures f.lekt. Pål Markusson