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.
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
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
This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. You gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.
Week-Long Study Tour: Kosovo (Fall) or Bosnia (Spring)
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: A course in international relations or human rights at university level.