|Translation of the Swedish course syllabus|
|Sweden: Society and Culture, 7.5 credits|
|(Sverige: samhälle och kultur, 7,5 högskolepoäng)|
|Main field of study:||History|
|Academic school:||School of Historical and Contemporary Studies|
|Disciplinary domain:||Humanities 100%|
|Education cycle:||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|Course level:||A (introductory)|
|Progressive specialisation:||G1N (First cycle. Entry requirements: completed upper secondary education)|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Valid from:||HT 2018 (autumn semester)|
This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Historical and Contemporary Studies at Södertörn University on 2018-04-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.
General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 6, exemption provided for Social Sciences A (basic level)).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A6, exemption provided for basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1b / 1a1+1a2)).
On completion of the course, students are able to
|4.||Course content, modules and examinations
The course provides insights into Swedish society and culture with the emphasis on the 20th century. The course problematises theories about nation building, together with Swedes’ and foreign observers’ assessments of what are described as “typically Swedish” phenomena, such as the welfare state, political neutrality, gender equality, and multiculturalism. These phenomena are discussed from historical and ethnographic perspectives and are placed in a wider international context. Swedish literature and film, folklore and museum exhibits are discussed throughout the course.
1001, Sweden: Society and Culture, 7,5 credits
( Sverige: samhälle och kultur, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F
The course consists of seminars. Students also write analytical papers based on the course content. The teacher may also plan excursions to places of cultural or social relevance to the course.
Examination takes the form of active participation in seminars, shorter written assignments and a longer, take-home essay.
Students must attend a minimum of 80% of the seminars in order to pass the course; make-up work in the form of written assignment will be required for all missed seminars.
|The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.|
If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.
If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
|8.||Restrictions on accreditation
The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1163HI, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1775-2.1.1-2018).