Scandinavian Government and Politics, Summer 2012
Course Plan and Syllabus
: ISSSV 1850
: Scandinavian Government and Politics
: Jeff Lugowe (email@example.com)
: 8:15-10:00, M-F
Guide to abbreviations
: C = compendium/course pack; D = digital article accessible oncourse website
This course critically analyzes the Norwegian political system in a comparative Scandinavianperspective. The course takes up the following themes: the development of the Norwegian andScandinavian multiparty system; nation-building and evolving national identity in Norway; theScandinavian welfare state; globalization and European integration as experienced fromNorway; and the challenges and opportunities presented by migration to Norway andScandinavia and the increasing cultural and ethnic diversity it has brought.
The course will comprise a mixture of lectures, group work, class discussions, studentpresentations, films and excursions. All students are expected to:
Attend class regularly
- This is an intensive course that meets daily over six weeks. Becauseof its fast-paced nature, daily class attendance and participation in all excursions is mandatory.
- Students are expected to come to class having completed the assignedreadings and prepared to contribute to class discussion.
Take the final exam
- Students are required to sit the written final examination, which will beheld during the last week of classes. Admission to the exam is contingent on students havingattended at least 75% of class sessions during the term.
Participation in class discussions, class exercises and contribution to the “Long Road to2013” group project:
Students are graded according to the UiO scale (A, B, C, D, E, F)
A compendium containing most of the required readings will be distributed on the first day of classes. All remaining course readings are accessible online via TalisAspire.