Aim: The aim of the course is to give a multi-disciplinary overview to reindeer herding in the Northern Fennoscandia, its ecological preconditions, cultural and socio-economic significance and contemporary questions. The course also focuses on other economic sector in Lapland region such as mining, tourism and forestry.
Contents: The course consists of two parts: reindeer herding and other economic sectors. Reideer herding consists of following themes: a general overview of reindeer herding as livelihood, biology of reindeer, reindeer herding cultures, environmental questions and socio-economical aspects.
Other economic sectors: Bioeconomy, Infrastructure, Future of the Arctic, Tourism and mining overview
Emphasis may vary yearly according to available lecturers. An excursion is also included in the course.
2) an excursion (reindeer herding)
3) Video diary and presentation
4) Group exam
Requirements:1) Active participation in lectures and excursion and 2) exam 3) Video diary