This course can be viewed each week beginning January 31. The links to the video will post in Course Materials on Fridays at 5:00pm, the week after the in-person class meeting. The links will remain available until 03/13/2020.
The Nordic lands have always followed something of a separate path from the rest of Europe, but aside from a few general reference points — the Vikings, Abba, and the much-vaunted but largely misunderstood “Nordic model” welfare state — much of what makes the Nordic lands what they are remains largely unknown. This course will explore what links all of the Nordic lands — Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, and Greenland — and what makes each its own unique thing.