BNS

Bachelor of Northern Studies - Facing the Northern future!

The Northern Studies degree program (180 credits) consists of six introductory courses and three advanced emphasis courses and an elective section consisting of 90 credits. The aim of the foundation courses about the Circumpolar North is to provide a broad introduction to different issues affecting the Northern areas and living conditions. The core and the advanced emphasis courses are all offered in English and have been designed for online/ distance teaching or on site teaching. The elective section of 90 credits can be made up by courses of your own choice. If you are doing other programmes, you can use credits from this program for the elective part of Northern Studies.

Objectives
To provide knowledge and understanding of environmental issues, sustainable development, politics and social conditions in the Circumpolar North.

  • To provide knowledge of the human history and living conditions in the Northern areas, with a special focus on indigenous peoples of the north.
  • To provide knowledge for community and regional development

Core courses
We can offer you the following introductory courses, each on 10 credits:

  • BNS 100 X An Introduction to the Circumpolar World (Spring and Autumn term)
  • BNS 110 X Land and environment of the Circumpolar World (Spring term)
  • BNS 121 X Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World I (Autumn term)
  • BNS 122 X Peoples and Cultures of the Circumpolar World II ( Spring term)
  • BNS 131 X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World I (Autumn term)
  • BNS 132 X Contemporary Issues of the Circumpolar World II (Spring term)

For more infromation, please, contact to International Department by email ugtuinternational@gmail.com.