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SCAND 341 A: Sami Culture and History

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Meeting Time: 
MW 9:30am - 11:20am
Location: 
SMI 313
SLN: 
19228
Joint Sections: 
ARCTIC 498 A, AIS 375 B

Syllabus Description:

This course will introduce you to the society, culture and history of Indigenous Sámi of Norway, Sweden and Finland through the theme of decolonization. Issues and topics covered are decolonization, policy making, gender and identity, and social work issues. Also, Sámi issues are being presented together with issues among Indigenous Peoples in North America, regarding similar experiences of decolonization actions.

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Instructor Description:

This course will introduce you to the society, culture and history of Indigenous Sámi of Norway, Sweden and Finland through the theme of decolonization. Issues and topics covered are decolonization, policy making, gender and identity, and social work issues. Also, Sámi issues are being presented together with issues among Indigenous Peoples in North America, regarding similar experiences of decolonization actions.

Catalog Description: 
An interdisciplinary look at the culture of the indigenous Sami people in Scandinavia from the earliest archeological and textual evidence to the present day. Focus on indigenous modes of expression and worldview, as well as contemporary cultural and political activism. The course pays special attention to the history of institutional racism, which has impacted the Sami people since the 18th century. Offered: Sp.
GE Requirements: 
Diversity (DIV)
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:19pm
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