902 Nordic Outdoor Life Studies, fordypning

Target Group and Admission Requirements

The study programme is intended for Scandinavian students with 2 years of basic education in sports, outdoor activities or other fields of study.

Aim of the Programme

The students will develop an understanding of Scandinavian outdoor activities through a practical-pedagogical as well as a cultural approach. The study programme will improve the students’ personal skills as well as their ability to analyse and make assessments. Through the study programme, the students will gain insight into how outdoor activities are practiced in Scandinavia. They will acquire an understanding of, and skills in, the types of outdoor activities that are characteristic for particular countries and develop insight into both the traditions and trends in these activities. Practical outdoor activities form a context for experience-based understanding of tradition and trends in open-air activities in specific countries, and insight into developments in outdoor activities based upon both Scandinavian and international perspectives.

Curriculum and structure

Code Course title Credits O/V *) Credits pr. semester
  S1(A) S2(V)
1231 Outdoor Life in Denmark – modern
trends and tradition
15.00 O 15  
1232 Outdoor Life in Sweden – modern trends
and tradition
15.00 O 15  
1235 Outdoor Life in Norway – modern trends
and tradition
15.00 O   15
1234 Project – Nordic Outdoor Life in a
Comparative Perspective
15.00 O   15
Total: 30 30
*) O - Mandatory course, V - Optional course

The study programme is based upon outdoor activities viewed from practical and theoretical Scandinavian perspectives. This involves defining and analysing the similarities and differences between the Scandinavian countries with respect to how these activities are practiced. The intention of the study programme is to give students the required background for advanced studies at Master’s degree level and allow them to carry out more specialised work on cultural-analysis and comparative approaches. The study programme will also provide qualification for teaching within a selected discipline of a particular country’s outdoor activities.

The study programme is part of the Nordplus cooperative programme, and provides Scandinavian competence; cf. previously approved and established Scandinavian networks for sports education.

The university college reserves the right to make changes in the study programme.

Assessment Methods

Please refer to the course descriptions.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Carl-Magnus Nystad <Carl-Magnus.NystadSPAMFILTER@hit.no>, last modified Helle Friis Knutzen - 27/01/2010