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Norwegian Culture and History - An Introduction

Introduction

The purpose of the course is to give the students an insight into Norwegian history, culture and society with an emphasis on politics, economics and culture from 1814 until today. Norwegian culture means culture in a traditional sense, with in-depth studies of selected topics such as literature, music, architecture and visual art. There will also be excursions to Norwegian heritage sites.

Course content

The course consists of the following topics:

  • The Democratic Capitalism Thesis and the Nordic model
  • Norwegian History: 800-1814
  • Cultural history: the national projects
  • Cultural representations - past and present: Literature. Paintings-visual art. Music. Architecture and design.
  • Norwegian History: 1814-2019
  • Coastal Norway
  • The egalitarian tradition
  • Norway's oil economy
  • Gender Equality in Norway

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