Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved old hierarchies, and brought cultures closer together; however, this newfound cultural proximity has also created burning issues of integration and migration facing the EU and Denmark today.
- Travel on a faculty-led study tour to hear the personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions and political tensions
- During Core Course Week and on field studies in Copenhagen we will explore the evolution of Denmark and its neighbors, until recently relatively homogeneous societies, brought about by immigration from non-Western countries
- Take part in debates and workshops with diverse guest speakers
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
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.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> Cultural Diversity and Social Capital
Study the social, cultural, and political mechanisms lying at the heart of cultural conflicts from a European perspective. This course will explore the conflicts resulting from non-Western, mainly Muslim immigration to Denmark and Europe, as well as the uneasy liaison between Europe and Turkey. We will theoretically analyze concepts such as integration, assimilation, multiculturalism, recognition, cultural norms, identity, nationalism, and tolerance.
- Credits: 3
- Week-Long Study Tour: Turkey
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Southern Sweden alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
>> Sociology of Migration (Note: Course begins Fall 2015)
Mass immigration - particularly, the question of how to control numbers - has been high on the European agenda for the past 15 years. The EU has been characterized as “Fortress Europe” with its particular emphasis on the securitization, surveillance, and externalization of European borders. You will explore the different national responses to mass immigration and how these reactions are connected to populism and nationalist sentiments are investigated.
- Credits: 3
- Week-Long Study Tour: Spain
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 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.