Course name Reindeer – animal, livelihood and culture
Course date 03.10.2022 - 15.12.2022
Institution Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 5 ECTS credit

Field Nature and Environment HUB
Teacher Kirsi Muuttoranta
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2022 - 19.09.2022
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Reindeer – animal, livelihood and culture

03.10.2022 - 15.12.2022

Course description


You become familiar with reindeer as an animal, reindeer husbandry, owners and cooperatives. You learn about the reindeer herding year, nutrition, breeding and economics in reindeer husbandry. You identify reindeer products and reindeer as a source of culture. You understand the relationship of reindeer husbandry and other livelihoods (e.g. tourism, forestry, agriculture) in the north. You identify the reindeer husbandry adaptions in changing environment.



The course has nine modules.

  1. Reindeer as an animal
  2. Reindeer husbandry, owners and cooperatives
  3. Reindeer herding year
  4. Work in reindeer herding
  5. Reindeer nutrition and breeding
  6. Reindeer products and economics in reindeer husbandry
  7. Reindeer in changing environment
  8. Reindeer husbandry and other livelihoods
  9. Reindeer as a source of culture


Assessment criteria

pass / fail

The assessment of the course: the groups hand in a portfolio based on the instructions available in Moodle.

Course way of working and time table

The study module will be implemented online on Moodle Learning Environment and Adobe Connect. The course consists of lectures (recorded lessons and Adobe Connect contact lessons), independent studies and group work online.

Course enrolment info

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