The Forest Finns and Finnskogen: Culture, History and Future
7.5 ECTS credits
Finnskogen [The Forest of the Finns] in the district of Värmland-Solör harbours an exciting heritage connected to the migration of Finnish forestry people to Sweden in the 17th Century. This is where an historic minority culture was established, maintaining Finnish-speaking networks until the 20th Century. The summer course aims to provide opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of the culture and history of this Finnish community, as well as insights into how cultural, societal and landscape changes have impacted on Finnskogen over time and thus contribute to issues of the future and local development. A field study period (week 27) in Finnskogen is an central course component.
Progressive specialisation: G1N (has only upper‐secondary level entry requirements)
Education level: Undergraduate level
Admission requirements: General admission requirements
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.