Netherlands, Utrecht

Dutch Culture in a European Context

when 7 July 2014 - 15 August 2014
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS
fee EUR 2650

In the first two weeks students will analyse how national cultures are affected by and react to the European integration process. Subsequently they will focus on the national identity of the various countries to help understand the complicated structure of Europe and the motives for integration as well as the obstacles on the way to European unity. An excursion to Brussels (the seat of the European Commission) is included.

In the next four weeks the course will focus further on the Dutch identity, including issues as tolerance and ‘pillarization’. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions that the Netherlands developed from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day in painting, literature, poetry and filmmaking.

This special track consists of:
European Cultures & Identities
Dutch Culture: History and Art
Dutch Culture: Society and Current Issues

Course leader

dr. Jaap Verheul & drs. Maurits Rost

Target group

The programme is open for participants from all disciplines, although the course will focus on the humanities and social sciences.

Course aim

This course introduces students to the history, society and culture of Europe and the Netherlands. By studying Dutch society and culture in an international context, the programme offers the participating students an incentive to reflect anew on their own culture and society in an international atmosphere.

Credits info

9.9 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 2650: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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