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GENI Elective Courses

Information about the elective courses for the GENI program.

GENI Program elective requirements have been revised for the 2019 year.

Revised requirements (students starting in 2019): Students are obliged to complete 5 ECTS of elective credits, either selected from the list below or other courses with approval from the GENI coordinators.

Original requirements (all previous cohorts): Students must complete 30 ECTS of elective credits (Group A & B). Group A electives include JUR-3621 (Indigenous Peoples rights to land, resources and livelihood course - 10 ECTS) or INDG 810 (Aboriginal Self-Determination Through Mitho-Pimachesowin, USask - 7.5 ECTS). Only the former is available to students based in Europe. Students must also complete Group B electives from the list below or other courses with approval from the GENI coordinators.

All of the following courses are eligible for use as electives in the GENI program.


Note that some of these have particular educational prerequisites. For your personal eligibility to take these courses, please carefully read the linked course description, particularly under the headings “Type of course” and “Admission requirements.” Some require you to contact the course administrator for permission to enroll.


The courses listed as potential electives are only acceptable if it can be demonstrated that the course relates to your thesis. Please contact Jonathan via email (jonathan.crossen@uit.no) if one of them interests you.


Other English-language UiT courses at the master’s level (identifiable by their 3XXX number) might also be possible. Please feel free to browse the complete course listing (https://en.uit.no/education/courses) and consult with Jonathan if you find something interesting.

Pre-Approved Electives

Potential Electives





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