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Courses in Social Sciences in Iceland

A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials. One characteristic of Iceland's higher education system is a four-year course. After completion of undergraduate degree, The University of Icleand often have scholarships for those students who may want to further studies t… Read more

A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.

One characteristic of Iceland's higher education system is a four-year course. After completion of undergraduate degree, The University of Icleand often have scholarships for those students who may want to further studies to master’s and doctorate levels. It is based in Vesturbær, Reykjavik and was founded in 1911.

Course in Social Sciences in Iceland

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

This course in Equality and Diversity examines social diversity in rural and remote communities with an emphasis on changing gender relations and intensified international mob ... +

This course in Equality and Diversity examines social diversity in rural and remote communities with an emphasis on changing gender relations and intensified international mobility. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Icelandic Society and Environment explores the context of society, politics, history, economy, environment, and natural resources in Iceland with regard to both ... +

The course in Icelandic Society and Environment explores the context of society, politics, history, economy, environment, and natural resources in Iceland with regard to both land and sea. As a developed, resource-rich, remote, and sparsely populated island in the N-Atlantic Ocean, Iceland has distinct aspects. For example, the country’s diverse geology and homogenous demography, which are not easily comparable to neighboring nations. Emphasis is placed on exploring Iceland’s international image with regard to the environment and natural resources. This includes how the country’s nature may be linked to the self-image of the modern Icelander, nature as a source of nationalism, and how this has manifested regarding utilization vs. conservation of natural resources. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship ... +

The course in Maritime Anthropology is about the social and cultural dimensions of coastal communities through the lens of anthropology. The course focuses on the relationship between humans and the marine environment in contemporary and historical human cultures. The course includes an examination of archaeological records, histories of environmental change, cultural heritage, and the record from submerged landscapes and coastal sites. Attention will be paid to the conflicts of development vs. conservation and current threats to the coastal zones. Students will learn about anthropological theories, traditional and local knowledge, maritime history, and folklore. -
Courses
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 

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Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Migration and Population Development provides an overview of theories and research on migration and population development from the perspectives of economics, ge ... +

The course in Migration and Population Development provides an overview of theories and research on migration and population development from the perspectives of economics, geography, and social sciences. Historic patterns of migration and population trends will be related to current developments. -
Courses
Full-time
3 weeks
English
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

This course Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios centers on different future scenarios regarding the Arctic. Different stakeholder groups, their views, and interest ... +

This course Outlook to the Future: Coastal Arctic Scenarios centers on different future scenarios regarding the Arctic. Different stakeholder groups, their views, and interests in the Arctic will be presented and discussed. Pressing themes, such as minority and indigenous rights, resource use and extraction, political development and international cooperation will be explored through theories and methodologies such as strategic foresight and strategic impact assessments (SIA). Students will thus be equipped with the ability to develop critical thinking about ongoing economic, political, and social changes and their implications. The course will draw on existing academic outputs and apply practical ‘tools-based’ exercises. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension betwe ... +

The course in Sociology of Rural and Remote Communities introduces sociological perspectives on rural and remote communities with an emphasis on the multifaceted tension between social structure and individual agency, solidarity and conflict, and local revitalization in an era of intensified globalization. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course in Arctic Ocean Governance will discuss the history of governance in the Arctic, both the governance of Arctic nations and the international collaborations that hav ... +

The course in Arctic Ocean Governance will discuss the history of governance in the Arctic, both the governance of Arctic nations and the international collaborations that have been established to foster coordination among these nations. Specific contemporary governance mechanisms, such as the Arctic Council and more limited sub-regional collaborative bodies, will be discussed and analyzed. Potential future frameworks for Arctic governance will be introduced and evaluated. The special role of Indigenous people of the Arctic in the governance of this region will be highlighted. The course will involve considerable background reading outside class, active participation in discussions, and individual presentations on key issues relevant to class session topics. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
Aug 2021
Campus
 
Ísafjörður, Iceland

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of glob ... +

The course The Global Context covers policymaking and the regulatory framework that coastal areas are facing today in an increasingly international setting. The impact of global policies on local environments and regional development will be examined in this course. -
Courses
Full-time
2 weeks
English
17 May 2021
Campus
 

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