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.
- Travel on study tour to Istanbul to hear personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions and political tensions affecting Turkish society
- Study the changes to a previously homogeneous Scandinavia brought about by immigration from non-Western societies on short study tour in Sweden, and field studies in Copenhagen
- Take part in debates and workshops with diverse guest speakers from culturally conservative Danish analysts to Armenian and Kurdish minorities
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
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.
- 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.
- Additional Course Specifics: Add on an additional 3-credit Sociology Practicum course to engage directly with the challenges immigration and new cultural diversity pose to Denmark.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
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.