Mastercourse in Population history (7,5 ECTS)
The aim of this course is to provide students with a greater insight into population dynamics and the history of population movements, such as fertility changes and mortality patterns in Sweden as well as in Europe. The social and demographic history of the family will also be included in the course. Special interest will be paid to the unique Swedish sources, the parish registers that have been registered at the Demographic Database. Exercises into this material will take place during the course. In general, the education will in take place on-line and be internet-based.
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Mastercourse in Sámi history (7,5 ECTS)
The course aims to present an outline of the history of the Sámi people of northern Scandinavia and Russia from the sixteenth century to modern times. Major themes include the process of colonisation, land use systems, legal rights, political mobilisation, cultural history, religious change, and demography.
The general learning outcome concerns knowledge about an indigenous people of the north that has a history with parallels to many other native cultures in the world (i.e. Aboriginal peoples in Australia, Maori in New Zealand, North and South American Indians, Russian minorities, Inuits of Greenland). Moreover, the aim is to create a link from past to present time, where processes of identity change, economic development and conflicts are important.
The course will mainly be arranged for Internet activities, where lectures can be streamed and supervision maintained at guarantee hours every week. A forum for discussions and questions will be additionally provided. It will be possible to take the course as an international student. Literature in English constructs the base of information. For Swedish speaking students there will be opportunities to add Scandinavian texts.
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For more information, please contact:
Svante Norrhem, PhD, Director of Studies
Department of Historical Studies
Umeå university