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DIS Copenhagen - Prostitution & the Sex Trade

Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country has vastly different approaches and policies regarding sex work. Delve into how national cultures construct their own narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and how they grapple with conflicting views on sex for sale.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and other European countries such as the Netherlands and Sweden. You also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians.
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-The Hague 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Need-based up to $5,000 per semester; contact DIS for details

Subjects:

  • Feminist
  • Gender
  • And Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology
  • Human Rights Advocacy

Required Languages:

English

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