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Kyle Andrew Korynta
NORW 312
Seattle Campus

Topics in Norwegian Literature and Culture

Topics related to Norwegian literature, life, and civilization. Recommended: NORW 203.

Class description

Arctic Expeditions, Environment, and Peoples (Spring 2013).

This course will be conducted in Norwegian.

Student learning goals

This course looks at Scandinavian explorers and expeditions as well as Scandinavian control of, and influence in, the Arctic and Antarctic regions. Topics include the expeditions of Eric the Red, Leif Erikson, Fridtjof Nansen, and Roald Amundsen; whaling, coal mining, and the world seed vault on Svalbard; climate change and its effects on the arctic tundra and the sustainability of the Norse in Greenland and the Sami people in Northern Scandinavia, the melting of the polar ice, and the opening up of the Northwest Passage. The course will also include an exploration of myths, legends, and religions in the far North.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Recommended: NORW 203

Class assignments and grading

Written assignments: 30% Presentation: 10% Quizzes: 30% Course Paper: 30%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kyle Andrew Korynta
Date: 03/19/2013