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Contemporary Swedish Culture

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The course gives an introduction to contemporary Swedish cultural trends and tendencies through the study of some Swedish depictions and narratives. A wide range of cultural expressions and art forms are introduced and used as a basis for discussion and analysis (including but not limited to film, television, literature, mass media, and art). Within the course, several themes are explored, such as equality, ecology, migration and political activism. Special attention is given to the relationship between the urban and the rural, the local and the national, and the national and the global.

Application and eligibility

Contemporary Swedish Culture, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Evening, 50%

Required Knowledge

Basic eligibility


Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Course is given by
Department of Culture and Media Studies
Contactperson for the course is:
Peter Lexelius (Director of studies)