Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved hierarchies, and brought us closer together. New proximities, however, have often led to anxiety and confrontation, rather than multicultural understanding and dialogue.
In this program you will gain comparative insight into cultural diversity and social capital in Scandinavia and Turkey. The study tours will provide your main case studies and will explore questions of integration and examine the interests of different cultural, religious, and ethnic groups in Denmark, Sweden, and Turkey.
- 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 Denmark or Sweden, and field studies in Copenhagen
- Work with a non-profit organization that helps immigrants and asylum seekers in Denmark as part of the optional Sociology Practicum course
- Take part in debates and workshops with diverse guest speakers from culturally conservative Danish analysts to Armenian and Kurdish minorities from Turkey
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 cohesion 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 160 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 core courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to Sociology and Anthropology, amongst others.