Course catalogue - autumn 2015 – University of Copenhagen

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Course catalogue - Autumn 2015

Below you will find the autumn courses for international exchange and guest students at the Faculty of Humanities. All courses in the catalogue are taught either in English or in another foreign language.

Courses can often be chosen at another level than listed below, i.e. master (MA) courses can usually be attended by bachelor students and lead to BA exams. Some courses may have prerequisites. Enquire at the department guidance centres about special conditions.

For information on courses taught in Danish visit kurser.ku.dk.

Courses

Academic English/Writing

Academic English

Academic English and Academic Writing is offered by Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use. For more information visit their website

Art History

RADICAL IMAGINATION: The Invisibility of Image (BA/KA)
Video Art (BA)
Contemporary Art and Introduction to Art Historical Praxis (BA)

Art History is part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies

Arabic

History of Islamic and Middle East Studies (MA)

Arabic is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Assyriology

Society 2: Mesopotamian culture: literature and religion (BA)
Advanced Akkadian I (MA) - requirement: At least two semesters of Akkadian at BA level

Assyriology is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Central Asia & Afghanistan

Introduction to Central Asia: history, peoples, cultures (BA)
China’s Borderlands (BA)

Central Asia and Afghanistan Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Central European Studies

Academic Internship (KA)
From the Zoo to the Jungle, and to Europe: Central European Political Developments in a Historical Perspective (KA)

Central European Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

Cognition and Communication

Introduction to Cognitive Science (MA) - a very limited number of places
Communication Theory and Empirical Methodologies (MA) - a very limited number of places
Social Cognition (MA) - a minimum of 30 ECTS within Philosophy

Cognition and Communication is part of The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication

Comparative Literature

The archive in theory and literary analysis (BA/MA)

Comparative Literature is part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Danish Culture Courses

These courses are open to all international students regardless of their field of study. For more information visit Danish Culture Courses website.

Course in Danish Culture
Danish Architecture and Urban Design
Danish Cinema Gender and Sexuality Studies
Nordic Mythology
Søren Kierkegaard and the Challenge of Existence

More information about all course above

Danish Culture Courses is part of the Saxo-Institute.

Danish Language Courses

The Faculty offers Laguage courses to international students at University of Copenhagen.
Pre-semester Danish Language Courses Semester Danish Language Courses

Danish Language Courses is part of the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics.

English Studies

Elective 1, topic 1: Introduction to American Studies (BA)
Elective 1, topic 2: Introduction to American Studies (BA)
Elective 1, topic 3: Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (BA)
Elective 1, topic 4: Introduction to Postcolonial Studies (BA) 
Elective 1, topic 5: Victorian Art and Poetry (BA)
Elective 1, topic 6: Poetry after Prufrock: a hundred years of experimental verse (BA)
Elective 2, topic 1: Contemporary American Society: Issues and Preoccupations (BA) Elective 2, topic 2: The Cultures of the Black Atlantic (BA)
Elective 2, topic 3: Traumatic Memory: personal and collective histories (BA)
Elective 2, topic 4: Swinging Britain? British Politics, Society and Culture in the 1960s (BA)
Elective 2, topic 5: American Literary History in the Contemporary World (BA)
Elective 2, topic 6: Global Encounters: Writing Cultural Difference, 1768-1856 (BA)
Free topic 3: Topics and Methods: An Introduction to Linguistics (MA)
Free topic 4: Linguistic Variation and Accent. An Introduction (MA)
Free topic 5: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and its Legacies (MA)  
Free topic 6: American Fiction between the Wars (MA)
Free topic 7: Globalisation, the US South and the New Southern Studies (MA)
Free topic 8: Becoming Human: Writers in Paul Auster’s American Novels (MA)
Free topic 10: Literature of the Fantastic (MA)  
Free topic 11: Unreliable or Deluded Narrators (MA)
Free topic 12: Shakespeare’s Tragedies (MA)  
Free topic 13: Poetry and Philology: Scholiasts, Recyclers, and Copyists (MA)
Free topic 14: Hybridity in Postcolonial Theory and Text (MA)
Free topic 15: Cultural Free topic 15: Cultural Encounters in Local and Global Contexts: Engagement Across Borders (MA)
Free topic 16: Terra Australis/Terra Nullius: Contact, Conciliation, and Colonisation in Australia (MA)
Free topic 17: From Custer’s Last Stand to Last Superpower Standing: U.S. 1877-1991(MA)
Free topic 18: The American Presidency (MA)
Free topic 19: Sexual Politics in 20th Century Britain (MA)
Free topic 20: The Great War: society, experience and memory (MA)


English Studies is part of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. 

Film and Media Studies

Scandinavian Film & TV (BA)
Organizational and institutional analysis (MA)
Media, Violence, Audiences (MA)
Social media analysis: users, content and technology (MA)
An Introduction to Science Communication (MA)
Communication 2.0 - cross media challenges 2015 (MA)
Danish Television Drama (MA)
Precaurious Aesthetics (MA)
Idea Development, Communication and Narrative Forms (MA)
Digital Theory and Analysis Elective (BA)

Film and Media Studies is part of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

French Studies

All courses are taught in french
French - Language and Language Production in a Contrastive Perspective: Maîtrise du français écrit et argumentation (MA)
French Culture and Society: Culture et différence en France et dans le monde francophone (MA)

French Studies is part of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies.

German Studies

All courses at German Studies are taught in German
German history 3: Gesellschaften im Wandel. Soziale Bewegungen im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert (KA)
Free topic 2: ‚Fremd’wort vs. Sprachkontaktprodukt - Die linguistische und öffentliche Diskussion über das allgegenwärtige Phänomen der Entlehnung (MA)
Free topic 3: Pop. Konzept, Kritik und Praxis seit den 1950er Jahren (MA)
Free topic 1: Robert Walser (MA)

German Studies is part of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies.

History

Papyri, Society, and Culture in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt (BA/MA) - limited number of places
The History of the European Union, 1945-2015 (BA)
European economic identity in the American century (BA/MA)

Modern European Studies is part of the Saxo-Institute.

Indology

Topics in Indology (BA/KA) Requirement: basic knowledge of Sanskrift

Indology is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Information Science and Cultural Communication

Information and Cultural Studies' Theories and Traditions (MA)
System Evaluation and User Studies (MA)
The conrtibution of information science to evidence: an introduction to medical informatics (MA)
Instructional and training strategies for information Professionals (MA)
Scholarly publishing and book studies (MA)

Information Science and Cultural Communication is part of the Royal School of Library and Information Science.

It and Cognition

Cognitive Science I (MA)
Cognitive Science III (MA)
Language Processing I (MA)
Scientific Programming (MA)
Specialization: Advanced Topics in Domain Adaptation (MA)
Specialization: Advanced Parsing Technologies (MA)
Specialization: The Hard to Quantify World (or What’s in Statistics for You?) (MA)

IT and Cognition is run by the Department of Scandinavian Studies and Linguistics and the Centre for Language Technology 

Japanese Studies

History of Music in Japan from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (BA/MA)

Korean Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Korean Studies

Introduction to Korean Studies, premodern: Korean history, culture and Korean language history up to the opening of Korea (BA)
Pop Culture in North and South Korea, Hallyu and East Asian Cultural flows (BA)

Korean Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Middle Eastern Languages and Society

Digital Activism and Social Movements in The Context og The Arab Uprisings (KA)
Modern language – phonetics, morphology and syntax (MA) - requirements: Sound knowledge of an Oriental language; basic knowledge of structural and comparative linguistics

Middle Eastern Languages and Society is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Minority Studies

A Philosophical Exploration (BA/MA)

Minority Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Modern Culture

Cultural Policy, Theory, Method and Analysis (BA/MA)
Urban Culture and Cultural Theory (BA/MA)
Analysis of architecture and urban spaces (BA/MA)

Modern Culture is part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Modern European Studies (CEMES)

European economic identity in the American century (MA) - limited number of places Immigration, Radicalisation and Diversity in France, as portrayed by French Cinema (MA) - limited number of places

Modern European Studies is part of the Saxo-Institute.

Modern India and South Asian Studies

South Asian Cultures: Contestations, Negotiations, Transformations (BA)
Introduction to the formation of modern South Asia (BA)
Society of Modern India and South Asia (BA)

South Asian Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Musicology

Functional Sounds (7,5 ECTS) (MA)
Functional Sounds (15 ECTS) (MA)
Oral and written musical traditions: methodologies, composition, cases (7,5 ECTS) (MA) Oral and written musical traditions: methodologies, composition, cases (15 ECTS) (MA)
Afrofuturism (MA)

Musicology is part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Near Eastern Archaeology

Analyses of plant macroremains in Archaeology (BA/MA) - requirements: Special Topics in Archaeology requires having passed Theory and Method in Near Eastern Archaeology Archaeology of Sudan (BA/MA)
International Presentation (MA) - requirement: The Theory and Method exam must have been passed. It is expected that the students can read literature in English, German and French. Excursion to Berlin in November/December, weekend-seminar in early February Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (BA/MA) - requirement: Students need to be able to read English texts. 3 day excursion to Berlin in late November/early December. Introduction to Mesopotamia (BA) - requirement: The students have to be able to read German and English textbooks.The students have to be able to read German and English textbooks.
Theory and Method in Near Eastern and Islamic Archaeology (MA) - requirement: Ability to read English and German texts

Near Eastern Archaeology is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Philosophy

Classical Philosophical Text: Husserl’s Krisis (MA)
Classical Philosophical Text: Knowledge and Its Limits (MA)
Central Topics in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind (MA)
Contemporary Philosophical Discussion: Values and Evolution (MA)

It is a requirement to study 30 ECTS within philosophy in order to choose the courses above.

Philosophy is part of the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication.

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Introduction to the Portuguese-speaking world (BA)
Introduction to Area Studies (BA)
Debates and voices in Portuguese society (BA) -  taught in portuguese 
Discourse and identity (BA)

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies is part of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies.

Russian Studies

Russian Foreign Policy (BA/MA)

Russian Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Southeast Asian Studies

Introduction to the formation of modern South Asia (BA)
Civilizing the Margins: Center and Periphery in Southeast Asia and Beyond  (BA/MA)
Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies 1: Southeast Asian History (BA)

Southeast Asian Studies is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

Spanish Studies

All courses at Spanish Studies are taught in Spanish
Sociopragmatics (BA)
Visiones de América desde la Conquista hasta el siglo XXI (MA)

Spanish Studies is part of the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies.

Theatre Research

Site Specificity (BA/MA)

Theatre Research is part of the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.

Tibetology

Introduction to Tibetan Studies 1 (BA)
Content Course 1 and Easy Reading (BA)

Tibetology is part of the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies

 

Contact: the Department Student Guidance Centers