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Scandinavian Studies: Cultural and Social Perspectives

Bachelor's level | 30 credits | Course code: KVL182
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
2 Closed GU-24001
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course addresses foreign students with the aim of enlarging their knowledge of the Swedish and Scandinavian society from historical, cultural and social perspectives. It gives an introduction to the historical development in Scandinavia from a European point of view. The course will examine Swedish everyday culture in a broad sense, from the time of the industrial revolution to the present, with the construction of identities as a central issue. Based on current urban research we will focus on the transformation of the city of Gothenburg in a local and global context. The course also provides both a historical and contemporary understanding of consumption in Sweden and Scandinavia,with sociocultural, experiential, symbolic, and ideological aspects of consumption  in focus.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 42 007 SEK
First payment: 42 007 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Lise-Lotte Gustafsson, 031-786 5321 


Department. of Cultural Sciences
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Renströmsgatan 6

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