Cross-Cultural Aspects and Contexts of Danish Society (F22)

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 its cultural life. The course explores different aspects of Danish culture and society from a variety of angles, combining approaches from history, anthropology, cultural studies and urban studies.

The topics include the Scandinavia as a nation in the contact zone; the colonial legacies and educational systems in Denmark; the welfare state and its ‘old’ and ‘new’ minorities; multiculturalism and Danish model(s) of religion as well as Danish international influence in contemporary design, cinema and architecture.

At the same time as learning about the history and current 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 different 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 methods by means of which we can study and analyse them.

Students will learn how to discuss and analyse social and cultural phenomena in well-informed, critical, and responsibly engaged ways. To this end, lectures and seminars will be combined with group work and group assignments.

 

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, seminars, excursions and group assignments.

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
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)
ECTS
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Other
Criteria for exam assessment

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 84
  • Preparation
  • 328,5
  • English
  • 412,5