DIS Copenhagen - Sociology

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DIS Copenhagen - Sociology

Sociology
Globalization has dissolved old hierarchies and brought cultures closer together; however, this newfound cultural proximity has also created challenges of integration and migration facing Denmark and Europe today. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Through workshops with diverse guest speakers, take part in debates that handle the most current issues of our society 
  • During Core Course Week explore the transition of previously homogeneous Denmark and Sweden brought about by immigration from non-Western countries 
  • Travel on a faculty-led study tour to hear personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions as well as political tensions

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study sociology, anthropology, political science, or international relations. You should have an interest in examining issues of immigration, integration, and social capital from a European perspective.

CORE COURSE

Cultural Diversity and Integration
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Debate whether a multicultural Europe is achievable given the current migrant crisis and Europe’s major culture clash. Focusing on Denmark and Italy, we will investigate the social, cultural, and political mechanisms lying at the heart of cultural conflicts and integration issues. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Italy 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Sociology

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