Help me choose! :D
I might have gotten a bit inspired by @ceridwenofwales Naming a character vote (btw I love the name Moyra even though I completely forgot to vote) and now I want my fellow heathens to help me pick something that’s going to influence the remaining part(s) of Efterfest.
So, as has already been revealed both Ivar and Fredrika are university students. Ivar studies psychology BUT we don’t know what Fredrika studies.
And so, I have made a list of the programs she might be attending. The descriptions are based on information found at two different universities websites + a little bit of my own experience. There are no medical programs on the list because that would have changed her interaction with both Ivar and Ubbe. Reblog, reply, send an ask etc - vote however you like :) Last day is Sunday.
Astronomy: Provides the student with knowledge in physics, astronomy, programming and mathematics. Students study the physical processes of the universe; including both our own solar system and the larger structures of the universe. Could lead to so so many different kinds of jobs.
Criminology: The scientific study of the nature, extent, causes, consequences, and prevention of criminal behavior. It studies crime on both individual and social levels. It is an interdisciplinary field that involves the research put forth by scholars of law, social anthropologists, psychologists etc. Would probably lead to work as an investigator / analyst at some authority or to research in the field.
Historical studies*: Provides basic knowledge about the historical development of societies, how different world views came to be and different ideas during various historical periods. Students learn to understand, explain and question events and idea; both then and now. Could also lead to many different kinds of job.
International relations* and economic history: Provides insight to how the current international cooperations came to be, what functions they fill and how they are structuralized. It also gives an overview of financial historical development, both in Sweden and globally. I’m thinking she’d go to work for some sort of international organization.
Linguistics*: Analysing language and its form, meaning and context. Includes both semantics (truth conditions) and pragmatics (how context influences meaning). She’d choose a “speciality” but I’m not sure yet what that would be.
Language, German*: She’d be taking classes to learn German fluently and it would lead to a career in tourism or to language research.
Philosophy* and linguistics*: The first two years consists of 60 points in philosophy and 60 points lingustics; the last year each student chooses one of the areas and writes their final paper on it. I haven’t really made up my mind yet but I’m thinking she’d go with linguistics.
The ones marked with stars are areas that I have dabbled in to various degrees, but please don’t be afraid to vote for the options without stars; I do love a challenge ;)
Since the story takes place in Sweden I’ll try to describe the Swedish school system rather than the American.