The European integration has been the most decisive development to transform Europe since World War II. We examine the current challenges faced by Europe such as Brexit, the refugee crisis, as well as the aftermath of the financial crisis in relation to the Euro.
The European Union has been called an Unidentified Political Object (UPO) because it is less than a federal state, but more than a federation of states. Therefore, the European game of politics is rather special with deep impacts on the present EU crisis and the future of EU survival. This course offers a broad study of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, economic cooperation and challenges as well as major policies and approaches to the present crisis, and teaches ‘how to play the game’ of politics in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics.
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the organization, financing, and prioritization within the systems.
IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.
Different countries choose different approaches to the provision of healthcare. Through this course, you gain insight into how healthcare is organized and financed in Denmark and Northern Europe, and you investigate the impact of the social, economic, and political history on the present systems. You analyze principles of priority-setting in health care, and discuss and assess possible solutions to challenges such as aging populations, inequality in health and rising healthcare expenditures.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
The course examines how Otherness has been imagined and depicted in Nordic and European literature. Through questioning the underlying assumptions in European literature, we explore the processes of constructing and representing the Other in terms of gender, culture, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and nationality.
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm