Cultural policy in a historical perspective
7.5 ECTS credits
The emergence of cultural policy in Sweden, and internationally, in the latter part of the 20th century is treated. Cultural policy is placed in a historical context and its emergence is treated in a broad sense, both as a national political sector, including popular education, and as a dynamic arena for various types of aesthetic forms of expression and cultural heritage projects. Culture is treated as a means of growth, regional equalisation and identity formation as well as a counterbalance to commercialisation, Students write an essay on a chosen thematic area in a broad cultural policy context and have the opportunity to acquire knowledge and perspectives suggesting different types of possible specialisation areas for future degree projects.
Progressive specialisation: A1N (has only first‐cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Education level: Master's level
Admission requirements: Bachelor degree of 180 ECTS cr with a major in History, Cultural Studies, History of Ideas, Religious Studies, Ethnology, Anthropology, or equivalent. Upper secondary level Swedish B/3 or Swedish as a Second Language B/3 and English A/6, or equivalent.
Selection is usually based on your grade point average from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies, or both.
This course is included in the following programme
- Master programme in History (studied during year 1)
- Master Programme in Social Science: Focus History (studied during year 1)