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Scandinavian Studies Denmark: Copenhagen Classroom - Migration and Diversity - Denmark in Europe Today (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
- Program Terms: Summer B-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer B-Term
|Academic Term||Summer B-Term|
|08/03/19 - 08/31/19|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,850|
|Program Directors||Kristian Naesby | email@example.com|
|Program Manager||Darielle Horsey | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31, 2018|
|Information Sessions||TBD - Please contact program directors for more information|
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Copenhagen Classroom Migration and Diversity - Denmark in Europe Today Taught onsite in Copenhagen, this UW program explores Denmark's role in today's globalizing world. This 12-credit intensive course engages five academic disciplines: Sociology, Cinema Studies, Literature, Language and Architecture to explore Denmark in Europe today. Denmark, known for social equity and humanitarianism, offers a distinct Scandinavian approach to the challenges of migration and diversity which currently face all of Europe. The course investigates Danish political and social institutions as well as built environments in this context. The course also explores expressions of migration and diversity in contemporary literary and cinema. The program engages the city of Copenhagen as the classroom in which students acquaint themselves with Danish culture and urban life. Additionally, the program will take students to visit significant cultural sites around the country. The program's four one-week modules are taught in English by dynamic UW faculty and Danish guest speakers. Students also participate in a three-week intensive Danish Language course, at the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels taught by Danish faculty at the University of Copenhagen.
The students will be housed at the hostel Annex Copenhagen in Vesterbro in Central Copenhagen. The students will be in 2-3 person rooms. Restroom and shower is shared and in the hallway. The Annex provides a good breakfest every day included in the cost. There is free Wi-fi in all rooms. We also stayed at Annex Copenhagen in the Summer of 2018.
None. Copenhagen Classroom is an intensive four week course. Students need to be able to handle long days, both in the classroom and outside in the city. Students are encouraged to bike around Copenhagen and experience the bicycle culture of city.
12 UW Quarter Credits
This interdisciplinary course is divided into four one-week modules. Each week engages a distinct disciplinary approach to the focus of the course: Migration and Diversity - Denmark in Europe Today. Week 1: Sociology Taught by: Edgar Kiser Danish Society and Politics. This week examines the origins of contemporary Danish political institutions and society and how they are being reshaped by migration, economic change, and cultural difference in the era of globalization. Week 2: Literature Taught by Kristian Naesby, UW This week explores significant new trends in Danish literature. We will read texts by, and meet, contemporary Danish Writers, who address migration, diversity, as well as Denmark's post-colonial past, in their literary works. Week 3 - Cinema Taught by Kristian Naesby UW and Kamel Benkaaba, University of Copenhagen This week is organized and taught by Kristian Naesby, the visiting lecturer of Danish at University of Washington. Kristian teaches SCAND 361 - Danish Cinema at UW. Kamel Benkaaba is an internationally recognized film scholar. With him students will investigate issues of Migration and Diversity, as expressed in recent Danish cinema. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and interact with contemporary film makers. Week 4: Global/Local in Architecture and Design Taught by Jennifer Dee, UW Lecturer. This week investigates Copenhagen's history of architectural, industrial and urban design as context for exploring Denmark's global reach in these areas today. In addition, the week will focus on urban design and development as affected by trends in migration and diversity in the Copenhagen metropolis.
Learning goals include:
Student Learning Objections: 1. Gain familiarity with Danish culture and society. 2. Explore interdisciplinary perspectives on current Danish issues 3. Attain a basic knowledge of Danish language, as a tool to cultural understanding 4. Exercise skills of oral and written communication in a diverse disciplinary context. 5. The interdisciplinary course fulfills the diversity requirement by focusing on cross-cultural analysis and communication 6. The course considers historical and contemporary inequities including those associated with race, ethnicity, class, sex and gender, sexual orientation, nationality, ability, religion, creed, age, and socioeconomic status. 7. The course activities encourage thinking critically about power, inequality, marginality, and social movements, and support effective cross-cultural communication skills.
This class consists of intensive language instruction classes. Danish is studied and taught as a foreign language for communicative as well as academic purposes. In accordance with a discursive view of language and a primarily cognitive view of language acquisition the courses integrate theoretical knowledge of lexicon, grammar and phonology in the process of developing communicative competences in modern Danish, spoken and written. Course activities and goals: understand and take notes on oral presentations in Danish on a number of complex topics, understand the main ideas of radio and television programmes in Danish; read and with considerable ease understand authentic texts: newspaper articles and other nonfictional texts and to some extent fiction; talk about and discuss a range of topics of both general and academic interest; with considerable ease understand others in conversation and discussion; express themselves clearly and to the point in writing Danish texts of various kinds (summaries, descriptions and arguments); identify, describe, and apply the majority of rules of Danish grammar and phonology.
Learning goals include:
Student Learning Objectives for DAN 199 (or 299 or 399) course: understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning; express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions; use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes; produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices; analyze texts in Danish with a view to describing authentic use of the Danish Language system, including morphology, syntax, and phonology.
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