DIS Copenhagen - Prostitution & the Sex Trade

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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

Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe
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 

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Subjects

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

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DIS Copenhagen - Global Economics

Explore the impact of globalization on European economies. Critically examine and apply theories of international trade, capital, and finance to contemporary case studies.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
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  • International Relations

CORE COURSE

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Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Brussels-Paris or Moscow 
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Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Often symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while also creating challenges and fears. 

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  • Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change from the development of a welfare state to a cutting-edge, sustainable, resilient, and livable city 
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