Norway, Oslo

Globalisation, Development and Issues of Inter-Cultural Understanding

when 2 July 2012 - 20 July 2012
duration 3 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS
fee NOK 6000

Concepts like development, globalisation and culture is frequently used in public debate, but often they remain unclear. Students participating in this course, held at the Faculty of Education and International Studies, will explore challenges of multi-culturalism and cross-cultural communication, as well as become familiar with basic concepts like development, globalisation and poverty. Through various cases, the course will visualise interesting development challenges in our present time.

Course leader

Assistant Professor Lars Leer

Target group

The course is designed for teacher education students, students in development studies, people working in humanitarian organizations, and other applicants who want to learn more about issues of globalisation, development and inter-cultural understanding.

Course aim

The course provides an in-depth, research based approach to the current debates to Globalisation and Development. The course brings together perspectives from anthropology, history and political science, and seeks to comparatively analyse changes over time and empirical, regional variations. The course will treat these issues from a theoretical, empirical as well as a case-oriented perspective.

Fee info

NOK 6000: The fee for the Summer School is 6000NOK. This includes accommodation, extracurricular activities, excursions and administrative costs.