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2015-2016 Catalog

INDS 260 Scandinavia: Northern Lights (Kierkegaard, Ibsen, Strindberg)

This course examines central themes in the work of Kierkegaard, Ibsen, and Strindberg in their cultural and historical context. It involves reading and discussing a number of their major works, visiting the cities in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden that shaped them, viewing artwork and attending theatrical works that influenced them or that were, in turn, influenced by them, and examining the political, economic, and cultural upheavals in Europe in the 19th century that shaped their thought.