Coursera is running a course on Scandinavian film and television

Coursera's Scandinavian TV and Film course

Watching all that peak TV yet still have a few hours left over each week? Then why not sign up for Coursera’s course on Scandinavian film and television? Run by the University of Copenhagen, it starts today and runs for five weeks, taking in everything from the Scandinavian welfare state through Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier to Nordic Noir.

I’m not sure it’ll help you get a job or anything, but you can even pay to get a certificate for completing it at the end. But watch a few videos, read a bit of background material and complete a few quizzes each week on your computer, phone or tablet, and you’ll at least know a lot more (probably) than you did before you started. And that won’t cost you a penny.

Ib Bondebjerg

Week One