Course catalogue - autumn 2016 – University of Copenhagen

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Course catalogue autumn 2016

Below you will find the autumn 2016 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 level (MA) courses can usually be attended by bachelor students and lead to bachelor level (BA)exams. Some courses may have prerequisites. Enquire at the department guidance centres about special conditions.

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

Courses within Scandinavian culture, language and history aimed at international exchange and guest students

Courses aimed at both international exchange and guest students and domestic students

Academic English/Writing

Academic English and Academic Writing is offered by Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use. For more information on course content, course registration and -withdrawal please refer to  their website

Art History

Painting and Photography in Dialouge 1839-1939 (BA/MA)
Transparency of Evil (BA/MA)
Fashion as Cultural Performance - refining, re-shaping, relating bodies (BA/MA)
Contemporary Art and Introduction to Art Historical Praxis (BA)
Modern Nordic Art, Visual Culture, Architecture and Urbanity (BA)

Courses within Art History are offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Assyriology

Advanced Language 1: Akkadian (MA)
Society B (BA)
Sumerian 1 (BA)

Courses within Assyriology are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Cognition and Communication

Communication Theory and Empirical Methodologies (MA) - very few seats
Introduction to Cognitive Science (MA) - very few seats
Social Cognition (MA) - very few seats

Courses within Cognition and Communication are offered by the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Dance Studies

Dance History (MA)

Courses within Dance Studies are offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet). 

Danish Culture Courses

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

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

Danish Culture Courses is part of the Saxo-Institute.

Danish Language Courses

These courses are open to all international students regardless of their field of study. For more information please visit the Danish Language Course website

Pre-Semester Danish Language Courses
Semester Danish Language Courses

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

Danish Studies

Language, place and mobility (BA/MA)
Digital Philology. Creating dynamic, interactive text editions (BA/MA)
History and Fiction in Viking Sagas (BA/MA)
East Norse. Texts and artefacts (BA/MA)
Burn, Rape and Pillage. Then Settele, Mary and Assimilate- Scandinavians and
Scandinavia in Viking Age Britan (BA/MA)

Courses within Danish Studies are offered by the Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

English Studies

NB The following requirements apply when choosing courses:

BA-students can choose only one Elective 1
BA-students can choose only one Elective 2
BA-students can choose only four MA-course in total (max four with exam form A and/or max two with exam form B)
BA-students cannot choose exam form C

MA-students can choose four MA-courses in total (max three with exam A, max two with exam form B and/or max 3 with exam form C)

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: Introduction to English Studies Modern English Prose (BA)
Elective 2, topic 1: Shakespeare (BA)
Elective 2, topic 2: The Politics and Social History of American Art (BA)
Elective 2, topic 3: The Cultures of the Black Atlantic (BA)
Elective 2, topic 4: Life Writing after Empire (BA)
Elective 2, topic 5: London: Society and Popular Culture c. 1800-2000 (BA)
Free topic 2: Assessment in the Teaching Context: Oral and Written (BA/MA)
Free topic 3: Semantics (BA/MA)
Free topic 4: Corpus Linguistics: Investigating Real English (BA/MA)
Free topic 5: The Faulkner Factor: Influence and Intertextuality (BA/MA)
Free topic 6: Introduction to African American Women’s Studies (BA/MA)
Free topic 7: The American Short Story (BA/MA)
Free topic 8: Modern American Writing (BA/MA)
Free topic 9: Contemporary Literary Theory (and Practise) (BA/MA)
Free topic 10: The Rise of the Novel (BA/MA)
Free topic 11: Dystopian Novels (BA/MA)
Free topic 12: Time in British Literature, 1840 to the present (BA/MA)
Free topic 13: The English Abroad: Eighteenth Century Travel Narratives (BA/MA)
Free topic 14: Literature, Racialisation and Ethnification (BA/MA)
Free topic 15: Afropolitanism and Afropolitan Literature (BA/MA)
Free topic 16: The Modern Mind and the American Intellectual Tradition (BA/MA)
Free topic 17: Globalization, World Order and Theories of International
Relations (BA/MA)
Free topic 18: Migrant Memory: Life-stories, Investigations, Pictures (BA/MA)
Free topic 19: Implosion of Empire: Decolonising Britain (BA/MA)

Courses within English Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

European Ethnology

Current Issues in Ethnology and Anthropology A - Gender, sexuality and Mass
Violence (BA/MA)

Courses within European Ethnology are offered by the SAXO-Institute. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Film and Media Studies

Digital Theory and Analysis (BA)
Scandinavian Film & TV (BA)
Networked Media Environments (MA) - at least 2 years of prior relevant academic background (Media, Communication, Film etc.) is required
Contemporary European Film and Television –Texts and Production (MA) - at least 2 years of prior relevant academic background (Media, Communication, Film etc.) is required
Issues in World Cinema (MA) - at least 2 years of prior relevant academic background (Media, Communication, Film etc.) is required
Big data, small data - The complementary sources of audience and user studies in
the digital media environment (MA) - at least 2 years of prior relevant academic background (Media, Communication, Film etc.) is required
Organizational and institutional analysis (MA) - at least 2 years of prior relevant academic background (Media, Communication, Film etc.) is required

Courses within Film and Media Studies are offered by the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

French Studies

All courses at French Studies are taught in French
Language and Language Production in a Contrastive Perspective: Maîtrise du
français écrit et argumentation (BA/MA)
Les variétés actuelles du français – contextes monolingues, plurilingues,
créolophones (BA/MA)
France and the francophone world (BA)
Situation adapted communication (BA)

Courses within French Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

German Studies

All courses at German Studies are taught in German
Deutsche Literaturgeschichte 2 und mündliche Sprachfertigkeit (BA)
Deutsche Geschichte 3 (BA)
Free topic 1: Deutsch in Bewegung (BA/MA)
Free topic 2: Paradigmen der österreichischen Literatur seit 1945 (BA/MA)
Free topic 3: Roma Images: Zur Geschichte der Darstellung von Roma und Sinti im
20. Jahrhundert (BA/MA)

Courses within German Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Global Urban Studies

Urban Utopias (MA)

Courses within Global Urban Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

History

The world of Alexander the Great. Culture and Society in Hellenistic Greece and
Egypt (BA)
Urban Society in Northern Europe (14th-15th c.) (BA)
Northern European Economic History, 12th to 16th c.: Trends and Turns in the Age
of Towns (BA/MA) - 30 ECTS
Alexander the Great and Alexandria. Political strategies and foundation myths (BA/MA)

Courses within History are offered by the SAXO-Institute. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Indology

Topics in Indology

Courses within Indology are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Information Science and Cultural Communication

Instructional and training strategies for information Professionals
(Summerschool) (MA)
Open Data Science (MA)
Knowledge and Information in Organzations (MA)

Courses within Information Science and Cultural Communication are offered by the Royal School of Library and Information Science. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Islamic Studies

Lived Islam (MA)
Islam in the 20th and 21st Century (MA)

Courses within Islamic Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

It and Cognition

Language Processing I (MA)
Scientific programming (MA)
Cognitive Science I (MA)
Cognitive Science III (MA)

Courses within IT & Cognition is offered by the Department of Nordic Research. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find further information at the department study site (intranet).

Italian Studies

All courses at Italian Studies are taught in Italian
Elena Ferrante: L’amica geniale (MA)

Courses within Italian Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Japanese Studies

History of Music in Japan from the Mid-Nineteenth Century (BA/MA)
Introduction to Japanese Studies 1: History and culture of Japan after 1945 (BA)

Courses within Japanese Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Korean Studies

Introduction to Korean Studies, premodern: Korean history, culture and Korean
language history up to the opening of Korea (BA)
Korean Cinema from the 1980s to the 2000s: A Critical Survey (BA/MA)
Politics, Multi-culturalism and Immigration in Modern South Korea (BA)

Courses within Korean Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Middle Eastern Languages and Society

Classical Arabic Literature (BA)

Courses within Middle Eastern Languages and Society are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Modern Culture

Analysis of Architecture and Urban Spaces (BA/MA)
Painting and Photography in Dialouge 1839-1939 (BA/MA)
Urban Culture and Cultural Theory (BA/MA)
Modern Nordic Art, Visual Culture, Architecture and Urbanity (BA)

Courses within Modern Culture are offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Modern European Studies (CEMES)

The History of the European Union, 1945 to 2015 (BA/MA)
Organizational and institutional analysis (MA)

Courses within Modern European Studies are offered by the SAXO-Institute. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Modern India and South Asian Studies

Politics in Modern South Asia (BA)

Courses within Modern India and South Asian Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Modern Nordic Arts and Culture

Modern Nordic Art, Visual Culture, Architecture and Urbanity (BA)

Courses within Modern Nordic Arts and Culture is offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find further information at the department study site (intranet).

Musicology

Opera in Copenhagen: Migration, music and the city in the 18-19th centuries (BA/MA)
Walking & Sound (BA/MA)
Modern Nordic Art, Visual Culture, Architecture and Urbanity (BA)

Courses within Musicology are offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Near Eastern Archaeology

Themes and topics in Near Eastern Archaeology 1: The archaeology of social life (BA/MA)
Analyses of plant macroremains in Archaeology (BA/MA)
Introduction to Mesopotamia (BA)
Themes and topics in Near Eastern Archaeology 1: The archaeology of social life (BA/MA)
Theory and Method in Near Eastern and Islamic Archaeology (MA)

Courses within Near Eastern Archaeology are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Philosophy

Social Cognition (MA) - very few seats
Tim Lewens: Organism and Artifact (BA/MA) - only for students with an academic background within philosophy
Philosophical Period: The Enlightenment (BA/MA) - only for students with an academic background within philosophy
Consciousness naturalized (BA/MA) - only for students with an academic background within philosophy
Central Topics in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind (BA/MA) - only for students with an academic background within philosophy

Courses within Philosophy are offered by the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

Debates and voices in Portuguese society (BA)
Discourse and identity (BA)
Film, media and the arts in Portuguese in a globalized world (BA)
Introduction to the Portuguese-speaking world (BA)

Courses within Portuguese and Brazilian Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Prehistoric Archaeology

Textile Archaeology - a hands-on approach (MA)
On the Move: Archaeological and historical approaches to mobility and movement (MA)

Courses within Prehistoric Archaeology are offered by the SAXO-Institute. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Russian Studies

Russian/East European history and politics (BA/MA)

Courses within Russian Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

South East Asian Studies

Migration, Race and Sexualities in Southeast Asia (BA/MA)

Courses within South East Asian Studies are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Spanish Studies

All courses at Spanish Studies are taught in Spanish
Introducción a la historia, cultura y literatura española 1492-1800 (BA)
Sociopragmatics (BA)
Free topic 1: Relaciones internacionales (BA/MA)
Free topic 2 - La relación de España con los EE.UU., América Latina y Europa (BA/MA)

Courses within Spanish Studies are offered by the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Theatre Research

The Body as Utopia – in Everyday Life and on Stage (BA/MA)
Modern Nordic Art, Visual Culture, Architecture and Urbanity (BA)

Courses within Theatre Research are offered by the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Tibetology

Bodhisattva literature in Tibet + Easy Reading in Classical Tibetan (BA)
Introduction to Indian Buddhist Classics (BA)
Tibetan language 3: classic and modern (BA)

Courses within Tibetology are offered by the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Enquiries concerning course content, course registration and -withdrawal are dealt with by the department. Please find more information at the department study site (intranet).

Contact: the Department Student Guidance Centers