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Introduction to Language and Culture in Northern Scandinavia

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2023

About the course

Northern Scandinavia is a linguistically and culturally diverse region. In this introductory course, you will encounter literary works about and from the area and learn about the language situation both past and present. We will read and discuss a contemporary work of fiction and become acquainted with Icelandic sagas, Sami, and Tornedalian authorship.
In addition to knowledge about Nordic languages, an overview of minority languages in the area is provided, both in terms of present-day circumstances and how they have evolved over time. We will also take a closer look at multilingual landscapes today and discuss them from a historical perspective.


Application and eligibility

Introduction to Language and Culture in Northern Scandinavia, 7.5 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2023 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


28 August 2023


14 January 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Mixed, 25%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of other meetings


Required Knowledge

General entry requirements Entry requirements


Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 17 April 2023. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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