Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies: Nation Building, National Identity and the Other in Scandinavia

Augustana Faculty

Dates

May 4 – May 18, 2017

Location

Augustana Campus (Camrose, AB), Sweden, Finland, Norway

Course Description

Selected Topics in Place-Based Studies: Nation Building, National Identity and the Other in Scandinavia

AUIDS 286 LEC 800 / AUIDS 386 LEC 800

This two-week study trip to Sweden, Finland, and Norway will examine notions of nation building, national identity, and the Other in the Nordic Region. The fluidity of borders and movement of groups of people within and to and from this region will be key topics, with a focus on contemporary issues surrounding migration. We will draw on a variety of perspectives and lenses while studying these themes, and we will visit a variety of sites, museums, and institutes in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Helsinki, and Oslo. A three-day orientation session will take place on the Augustana Campus immediately after the end of the April exam period.

Instructor

Dr. Shauna Wilton
Dr. Ingrid Urberg

Accommodation and Travel

Accommodations will be in hostels and hotels, with travel by train and ferry.

Anticipated Costs

Standard University of Alberta tuition and fees apply. Additional costs will be between $2,500 – $2,900 and includes accommodation, travel in the countries, entrance fees, and some meals. Plus airfare and food costs.  

Deadline

Application deadline is Jan. 15, 2017

Contact Information

Dr. Shauna Wilton
Associate Professor
Augustana/Social Sciences
Founder's Hall 4-32
T: 780-679-1154
E: swilton@ualberta.ca