Students choose and focus their studies on one of the following programs:
SWEDISH LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
All students, regardless of the curriculum they are following, are required to take one course in Swedish language. Students may elect to take an intensive course in August before the beginning of the semester or in the fall semester.
Courses are selected from departments within the Faculties of Arts, Languages, and Social Sciences. Courses may include: African Studies, Culture in Armed Conflicts; People, Power and Food; Peoples of the Baltic; Swedish Society and Everyday Life; and Celtic History and Culture.
Courses are selected from departments within the Faculties of Arts, Languages, Social Sciences, and Theology which focus on aspects of European culture and society, economics, geography, history, languages, literature, and political science.
Culture and society courses may include: Swedish Culture; Swedish Society and Everyday Life; Peoples of the Baltic; Celtic History and Culture; and Welfare and Values in Europe.
Economics, geography, history and political science courses may include: Sweden’s Economic and Social Development in the 19th & 20th Centuries; The Changing Geography of Sweden: Patterns, Processes and Policies; The Holocaust in European History and Historiography; Celtic History and Culture; Comparative European Politics: Comparative Welfare States; and Swedish Politics.
Language and literature courses include: Introduction to Celtic Literature; Celtic History, Literature and Language; Modern Irish; Introduction to Old Irish; Welsh; Irish Epic Literature; and Medieval Celtic Kings and Heroes.
An expansion of the European Studies Program, this program focuses on international issues and topics. In addition to the courses listed under European Studies, courses may also include: Economics of Development; Security Policy Analysis: Eurasia; and International Politics: Studying World Politics in the 21st Century.
Students must focus on two of the following disciplines in order to meet the IP requirement of taking 15 units per semester: Economics; History; Languages; Literature; and Political Science. Students may select relevant courses from those listed under the European Studies program as well as the following: Economic History – Essay Writing; Research Paper in Economic History; Gender and Economics; Economics of Development; Development and Armed Conflict; Development, Democracy and the State; Political Theory; Security Policy Analysis: Eurasia; International Politics: Studying World Politics in the 21st Century.
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION STUDIES
The program in Media and Communication studies is taught from a European perspective by faculty drawn from a variety of academic areas.
The fall semester is designed to provide basic knowledge of the development of mass media, media analysis, communication theory, the relationship between culture and communication, and the juridical and ethical rules governing the media. It introduces research methods and analytical tools.
The spring semester focuses on media development as well as organizational and planned communication. It provides basic knowledge of how to utilize communication in international affairs. A major part of the semester is devoted to writing a term paper on a topic in international communication.