Sociology Sociology

Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved old hierarchies, and brought cultures closer together. In this program you will gain comparative insights from Denmark, Sweden, and Turkey into the challenges that this newfound cultural proximity has entailed and engage with how to address these challenges. 



This program is right for you if you study sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, or related disciplines. You should have an interest in examining issues of immigration, integration, and social capital from a European perspective.


>> Cultural Diversity and Social Capital
You will build your knowledge in the field through the European lens. This course pivots on case study investigations of the societal factors that underlie Europe’s often nationalist responses to recent immigration from the Middle East, in particular, and the historical and cultural factors that make up the backdrop to drawing up a new constitution in Turkey on your study tour.


DIS has over 190 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to sociology and anthropology, amongst others.

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On long study tour I was lucky enough to travel to Istanbul, and I am definitely in withdrawal from the magic of this exciting city. We got to experience the unique culture, but also take an academic approach, looking at how the meeting of Eastern and Western culture in the city affects and influences the population. We heard a lecture on the position of Greek minorities and women in Turkish society. We visited the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) where we spoke to the head of the Democratization Department about minority issues and rights in Turkey, focusing on the Kurdish question.

Tara Cantwell Stonehill College

Why Study Sociology in Denmark?

Denmark is facing an increasing number of migrants from non-Western societies. Traditionally a homogeneous welfare state, Denmark is struggling to deal with the new minorities and the challenge of successful integration. Issues of cultural conflicts and their effects on the social cohesion of Danish society are inevitable, and Copenhagen is the classroom in which students will observe and challenge their own opinions on the social, political, and cultural implications of these conflicts.

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