Cross-Cultural Aspects and Contexts of Danish Society (F21)

Course content

Aspects and Contexts of Danish Society is a course in English designed to introduce international students to many of the ideas and concepts, past and present, that have influenced the formation of Danish society (and Scandinavia) and to consider them from a variety of angles.

The course will explore numerous aspects of life and society in Denmark and will look at how they may be studied and understood. The topics include the Scandinavia as a nation in the contact zone, the educational system in Denmark, the welfare state and its minorities, multiculturalism in Denmark and the Danish model of religion.

At the same time as learning about the history and present situation of aspects of Danish society, students will be encouraged to consider the phenomena they are presented with from a comparative and cross-cultural angle and to reflect upon how ideas and belief systems can shape basic social and political institutions. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which Danish assumptions may differ from those of the students’ home cultures and the manners in which we can study and analyse them.

Students will learn how to discuss and analyse phenomena in societies in a way that is well-informed, rigorously critical, and responsibly engaged. The course investigates the ways human societies construct practices, seek meanings, and pose questions about their life worlds. These investigations may be informed by anthropological, sociological, cultural, and/or historical perspectives.

 

Education
  • Curriculum for BA Elective in Comparative Cultural Studies 2019
  • Curriculum for MA Elective in Comparative Cultural Studies 2019
Learning outcome

BA Elective 2019-Curriculum
Thematic Topic in Comparative Cultural Studies A (Activity code HKKB10241E)
Thematic Topic in Comparative Cultural Studies B (Activity code HKKB10251E)

MA Elective 2019-Curriculum
Thematic Specialized Topic in Comparative Cultural Studies A (Activity code HKKK13021E)
Thematic Specialized Topic in Comparative Cultural Studies B (Activity code HKKK13022E)

The course includes lectures, excursions and a written assignment.

Course literature will be announced later.

The course is offered to exchange-, guest students and ordinary students at the University of Copenhagen.

Oral
Collective
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5