University of Oulu
Scandinavian Studies Programme



This website is no longer been updated, the new programme website is published in May 2012 and can be found from the following address (

For more information about fall semester 2012, please see the preliminary course list.




Scandinavian Studies Programme is an introductory level programme that has been developed in co-operation with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), USA, and is designed to give the participants a broad overview of Scandinavian history, culture and everyday life. The courses (3 US semester hours each) include studies in the fields of History, Social Studies, Cultural Studies, Fine Arts, Literature, and Natural Sciences. Participants include international students from different countries.

This provides an excellent opportunity for intercultural interactions with people from different cultures and backgrounds. American university students may be assured of direct credit transfer through the collaboration with UNCG.


Course materials provided by the teachers (Fall 2011):

Study unit no. 2, Geo-Politics and Societies in Scandinavia:

Comparative Nordic Politics


Scandinavian Studies Group 2009

Scandinavian Studies Group 2009 (C) Yusuke Matsui (at)

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