Course catalogue

Climate

Course Level ECTS Semester Language University

Contaminants in the Arctic - impact on climate, health and nature

The objectives of this course are to give the student knowledge of the major categories of contaminants, such as particles, persistent organic pollutants and heavy metals and their sources within and outside the Arctic, the transport pathways to the Arctic as well as their effects on Arctic food webs, human health and the climate system.

MA 10 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions

To arm the participating students with a cross-disciplinary understanding of the challenges related to climate change, including the scientific basis and drivers of climate change and the associated societal challenges relating to e.g. the environment, technology, economics, and culture.

MA 5 Summer 2021 English Aarhus

BTEMP2-01 Project, Wastewater and Water Environment 2

The BTEMP2 project aims at applying theoretical knowledge on wastewater discharge and purification on a real life engineering project in its entity.

BA 15 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Project in Sustainable Animal Production

The objective of the course is to give the students the possibility to do a project with background in the compulsory courses ‘Quantitative Animal Nutrition and Physiology’ and ‘Animal Production, Health, and Welfare’.

MA 5 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Climate Change - Cross-disciplinary Challenges and Solutions

Earth’s climate is changing, and this raises a multitude of associated problems for society. The required solutions need to combine knowledge and skills from all sciences. Therefore, this course draws on expertise of experts from humanities, natural and technical sciences as well as business and social sciences This course will cover the scientific backgrounds for understanding climate change, including the drivers of climate change, both natural and anthropogenic, together with associated problems related to for example politics, economy, agriculture, and human migration.

MA 5 Summer 2022 English Aarhus

Climate and Environmental Chemistry

The aim of the course is to give students knowledge on environmental chemistry and chemical process in Nature. This knowledge is applied to understand and evaluate current environmental issues.

BA 10 Spring 2022 Danish Aarhus

Key Issues Facing Contemporary Journalism: Conflict and Climate Change

The purpose of Key issues facing contemporary journalism is to enable students to concentrate on a topic, relevant for the overall aim of the programme, bracing journalists and journalism for the future. The topic will fall within three areas, each constituting a focal point for the challenges and opportunities facing journalism today: Society, Technology, and the Market. The topic can have a theoretical or a practical focus or seek to combine the two.

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Environmental Humanities: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet

This course asks what and how the humanities can contribute to key debates about environmental crisis, climate change, overconsumption, biodiversity loss and sustainability. Since the 1960s, interest in environmental issues has steadily increased within many humanities disciplines, and today, there are a number of recognized environmental subfields, such as environmental history, environmental philosophy, environmental anthropology and archeology, environmental rhetoric, ecocriticism and green cultural studies, among others. Yet at the same time that the humanities increasingly focus on environmental topics, they are also transformed and challenged by the complexities that intertwined social and ecological issues pose. Today, there is a growing awareness that contemporary environmental issues call for interdisciplinary approaches. How are environmental humanities scholars increasingly collaborating with other academics, artists, and activists, and how are such encounters changing the shape of the humanities themselves?

BA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Sustainability in a Business Development Perspective

The course supports the students in learning how to understand development of sustainable business models that require cross-disciplinary collaboration. Building on students’ previous knowledge, the aim of the course is to offer insights into key concepts and methods within sustainability and sustainable business models.

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Climate Law

The course will lead you through the various types of regulation within the climate change area. We will start from the top – international law – and work our way to the bottom layers of regulation – voluntary business regulation. We will discuss the background, content and effects of the different types of regulation. Although primarily legal course, we will engage in law and business discussion as we move towards the private modes of regulation. 

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Climate Variability, Change And Society

This module will explore the physical processes and patterns of natural climate variability and change and consider how these aspects of climate impact on society.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

The International Politics of Energy

This module provides an introduction to the role of energy in developments in politics and international studies. The course introduces the main contemporary issues related to the energy sector in terms of the history and development of conventional and also renewable energy resources, and how the global governance of energy has evolved.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Current Issues in Science and Security

This module is one of the core elements of the MA in Science and Security and it is also available as an options module to students on other MA Programmes in the Department of War Studies. The purpose is to examine a variety of issues in international politics where scientific and technological issues intersect with security concerns. The focus is on several issues of direct relevance to the current and evolving international security agenda: ballistic and cruise missiles; space security and ballistic missile defence; health security; climate change; verification of arms control and disarmament agreements; and CBRN terrorism.

MA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Environment and Society

This module focuses on examining the contributions that social, cultural, political and economic factors have made towards environmental problems by applying insights from scholarship from across the social sciences. Working with case studies of contemporary environmental issues, students will consider how and why these issues have emerged, and reflect on the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with past, present and future responses.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Environment structure and processes

The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the fundamental geochemical processes that govern the chemical composition of natural soils, waters and air and the environmental fate of chemical species in natural waters.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Environmental pollution, health and the Biosphere

This course aims to provide an overview of the interactions taking place between chemicals and living organisms.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Natural Risks and Society

This course is an introduction to the world of natural disaster management and prevention, recently referred to as disaster risk reduction.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Ecological challenges from a multidisciplinary perspective

The major ecological and social crisis that Planet Earth, its territories, living environments and inhabitants are going through, makes it necessary to deal with systemic, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary issues related to the environment. The increased sensitivity to the effects of human activities on the major balances of the biosphere, primarily climate change, the extinction of biodiversity, pollution, the considerable pressure on natural resources and settlement dynamics, raise important political and social debates. The major cycles such as water, carbon, nitrogen, the major telluric or climatic phenomena, energy resources, are all processes that must be rethought today in their interactions with human activities. In this module, we will deal with different dimensions of this crisis and ways to respond to it.

MA 0 Autumn English Paris

Global geochemical cycles

The course global geochemical cycle is given in English and addresses three major topics related to “GLOBAL GEOCHEMICAL CYCLE”.

MA 6 Autumn English Paris

Modern Spectroscopy for Atmospheric and Astrophysical Applications

The purpose of this course is to introduce the underlying spectroscopy linked to atmospheric and astrophysical studies.

MA 3 Autumn English Paris

Environment and society

This course focuses on human-environment relationships and their implications for nature and society. The issue of climate change will be a focal point for examining the drivers and consequences of environmental change, including relationships to processes such as globalization, urbanization, and land use changes.

BA 10 Spring English Oslo

Climate Change and Impacts

This course describes the climate changes which are occurring and the effect they are having on both the environment and society.

BA 10 Spring English on request Oslo

Environment and Climate Challenges

The course provides a basic scientific introduction to our environmental challenges and several of the UN's sustainability goals, and how environmental authorities use this knowledge.

BA 10 Spring Norwegian Oslo

Climate change - an interdisciplinary perspective

The extension module is aimed at students with a genuine interest in climate science and related topics for their future career in and outside academia. As such it provides an interdisciplinary overview of core concepts and elements of climate change to introduce participants to its multi-faceted and complex nature, and to enhance their ability for interdisciplinary discourse going forward. The module encompasses elements from the physical basics to the economics of mitigating climate change, from sectoral impacts and adaptation to the climate policy landscape.

MA 10 Summer English Berlin

"Humboldt Zukunftswerkstatt "Startups for Future!" - Gründen gegen den Klimawandel"

Das Modul richtet sich an ambitionierte Studierende aller Fachrichtungen und Semester, die an der Erarbeitung von konstruktiven Lösungen für die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels interessiert sind. Es werden keine besonderen fachlichen Kenntnisse und keine vorhandene Gründungsidee vorausgesetzt, aber ein hohes Maß an Selbstständigkeit und Engagement. Gerne kannst du bereits deine eigene Idee mitbringen, aber dich auch im Kurs einem Projekt anschließen. Bestehende Teams erhalten bei der Anmeldung vorrangig die Möglichkeit zur Teilnahme.

MA 5 Summer German Berlin

Learning from mixed methods research on forest landscape restoration and climate change

This seminar introduces students to the topic of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and its political, community, and ecological contexts through research-based learning. As such, the seminar emphasizes interactive and hands-on sessions. In the first half of the semester, we’ll present examples of research on FLR that draw from multiple methods for studying human-nature systems, and apply those methods during in-class tutorials. In the second half, student groups will use what they have learned to design and undertake “mini” research projects on FLR. Students will translate their findings into a creative science communication tool such as, in infographics, policy briefs or blogs.

MA 5 Summer English Berlin

Einführung in die Umweltanthropologie

Dieses Seminar führt in die Umweltanthropologie ein. Es vermittelt einen fachhistorischen Überblick über zentrale Ansätze und widmet sich verschiedenen Perspektiven, v.a. an der Schnittstelle von Umwelt- und Wissensanthropologie bzw. Science and Technology Studies. Im Vordergrund steht dabei immer die Frage, wie man materielle‚ Umwelt‘ ethnographisch beforschen kann, welche Probleme dies aufwirft und welche realweltlichen und theoretischen Probleme damit in der Forschung verfolgt werden. Idealerweise hat man nach diesem Seminar eine gute Grundlage, um sich aus anthropologischer Perspektive vertiefend mit Fragen von globalem Umweltwandel, Nachhaltigkeit und Materialität auseinanderzusetzen.

BA 3 Summer German Berlin

Climate and Energy Management

- science of climate change 
- The economics of climate change 
- Climate change mitigation 
- Climate change adaptation 
- insurance and other financial instruments 
- International climate negotiations 
- North/South perspective, impacts on the developing world 
- Selected case studies on adaptation to floods and impacts of climate change on agricultural 
   production 
- Climate change and sustainability
- Energy demand and supply 
- Characteristics of energy resources and energy provision systems 
- Concepts of governance and property rights systems for selected renewable energy 
  provisions

MA - Winter English Berlin

Climate Change Fiction

The seminar focuses on climate fiction, but it also includes non-fiction works. We will discuss a variety of questions ranging from literary concerns such as narrative strategy, genre, and fictionality to social and cultural questions: What is at stake in Cli-Fi? How to understand the relation between aesthetics and politics, literature and activism? What is the role of the author in this particular literary field? How to represent an ecological catastrophe of this scale? In an attempt to answer the last question we might turn to Amitav Ghosh‘s The Great Derangement (2016).

MA 8 Summer English Berlin

Environmental and Resource Economics

Concepts of sustainability, theories on renewable and non-renewable resources, understanding externalities and public goods, environmental valuation methods, pollution control instruments, instruments and institutions for resource management and environmental policy, agri-environmental programmes.

MA 3 Summer English Berlin

Transformation: Wissenschaft, Politik, Gesellschaft

In ihrem Vorwort zum “Integrierten Umweltprogramm 2030” schrieb die damalige Bundesumwelt-ministerin: Umweltpolitik kann heute „nicht mehr nur den Anspruch haben, die Kollateralschäden eines aus dem Ruder gelaufenen Wirtschaftsmodells zu beseitigen“. Es geht um eine viel grundlegendere Transformation des sozialen Rechtstaats hin zu einem sozialen Umweltrechtsstaat – welcher Prinzipien der Freiheit, der öffentlichen Wohlfahrt und eines wirksamen Schutzes der Umwelt miteinander verbindet. Dies wirft jedoch tiefgreifende praktische, politische, gesellschaftliche und wissenschaftliche Fragen auf, welche Gegenstand der Lehre und der Diskussionen in diesem Modul sind. Die Geographie, mit ihren Bezügen zur Erdsystemforschung, zur Sozial- und Umweltforschung, zur geografischen Stadt-, Wirtschafts- und Kulturforschung, ist bezüglich dieser Themen gut positioniert und kann wichtige Einsichten beitragen.

Der Kurs wird abwechselnd von zwei Lehrenden mit sich ergänzenden Schwerpunkten gelehrt. Wolfgang Lucht ist Erdsystemforscher und umweltpolitischer Berater der Bundesregierung, er deckt globale, strategische und grundsätzliche Fragen ab. Dagmar Haase ist sozial-ökologische Stadt-, Landschafts- und Umweltforscherin, welche aus Sicht der gelebten Praxis die Umsetzung von Konzepten der Nachhaltigkeit in komplexen sozial-ökologischen Realitäten theoretisch und vor Ort  beforscht.

BA 10 Summer German Berlin

Environmental Sociology and Environmental Policy

Students know the role of lifestyles and consumption pattersn for natural resource use and concepts and approaches dealing with nature-society interactions; learn about the framework of the  Common Agricultural Polica of the European Union in the light of 
environmental policies and services; the historical development of the Eu and its decision-making processes. Learn about the nature of current climate change adaption projects in Europe, India, Africa and Latin America including how climate change can be decipheres as a complex socio-natural process; current modelling approaches for sustainability impact analysis in the frame of policy advice

MA 3 Winter English Berlin

Field Observation in Climatology and Environmental Hydrology

This module consists of 2 lectures and a field trip. The lecture comprises topics of climatological and micro-meteorological ("The climate near the ground", Christoph Schneider, Lukas Langhamer) and hydrological ("Eco-Hydrology", Dörthe Tetzlaff) field methods to understand land-atmosphere-water processes and interactions. Central are the energy and mass exchange between atmosphere and ground, boundary layer meteorology (including the eddy-covariance method), glaciological field methods, as well as hydrological field methods (velocity measurements and discharge estimations), measurement of hydrological processes that is precipitation, soilwater, groundwater, surface waters, and environmental tracer measurements. 

1 Italian Alps at Marteller Hütte in South Tyrol, Italy (Alto Adige, Italia). 
2 Berlin-Brandenburg catchments and rivers

MA 10 Summer English Berlin

Human Environmental Systems Interaction Part 1: Social-ecological systems analysis

The students obtain a basic knowledge of concepts, frameworks, theories and methods for conceptualizing and modelling human environmental systems, they get acquainted with institutions of sustainability and learn about land use modellung at different spatialscales; get a profound unterstanding of climate impact analysis and adaption options in agriculture.

MA 3 Winter English Berlin

Human Environmental Systems Interaction Part 2: Land use modelling of climate change impacts

The students obtain a basic knowledge of concepts, frameworks, theories and methods for conceptualizing and modelling human environmental systems, they get acquainted with institutions of sustainability and learn about land use modellung at different spatialscales; get a profound unterstanding of climate impact analysis and adaption options in agriculture.

MA 3 Winter English Berlin

Assessment of ecological characteristics

The main goal of the course is to acquaint students with the possibilities and tools for assessing the environmental characteristics of buildings in different phases of the project, as well as options for assessing existing facilities.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Renewable Power Sources

Greenhouse effect and gases. Renewable energy sources: solar energy, geothermal energy, wind energy, biomass and biogas energy and water energy. Conversion, storage of heat and electric energy.

BA 4 Spring Serbian and English Belgrade

Environmental and occupational risk management

Understanding basic concepts and problems related to risk management in general, and in particular for environmental and occupational safety. Case studies and analysis of accidents in the industry, their causes and consequences, as well as the possibilities for their elimination or minimization.

BA 4 Autumn English Belgrade

Heat and Process Integration

The aim of the course is to provide fundamental understanding of the methods of process and energy integration, as well as capital and operating cost minimisation, based on the increase of the energy efficiency of the chemical and process plants, as well as with cleaner production concept implementation.

BA, MA 4 Autumn or Spring Serbian and English Belgrade

Climate Changes

The course is primarily aimed for undergraduate students interested in climate change and its impacts. What is the difference between climate change and climate variability? What causes climate change? With these questions in mind the course focuses on the climate change on a range of timescales from paleoclimate, through 20th century and future, covering both global and regional spatial scales. We may cover topics related to impacts, mitigation and adaptation.

BA 6 Spring Serbian Belgrade

Ecopolis: Concepts of ecological resilience of the city

The aim of the course is to study modern ecological concepts of urban resilience that have significantly changed urban theory and practice over the last few decades.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Theoretical foundations of sustainable development

Establishing a cognitive framework for understanding, perceiving and researching theoretical settings and concepts of sustainability. Understanding the development flow of philosophical and theoretical foundations of the concept of sustainability and sustainable development. Awareness raising and understanding the key global positions of operationalization of the concept of sustainability depending on the social context.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Physical Basis of Climate Changes

Understanding climate changes from the aspect of geophysical sciences for more efficient and consistent use of time series of meteorological and climatological data (observations, simulations, projections) in geo-spatial analyzes.

BA 6 Spring Serbian Belgrade

Ecoclimatology

Introduction to the main features of the atmosphere and the characteristics of the global climate. Ability to analyze climatic elements (ecoclimatic and bioclimatic quantities in general) and factors of origin, change and spatial differentiation of ecoclimate as a habitat climate of plant and animal species and humans. Introduction to the diversity of ecoclimate on Earth and the features of the main and specific ecoclimates, as well as the classification system of climate on Earth. Understanding the impact of ecoclimate, ecoclimatic extremes and climate change on the living world, man and his activities.

BA 6 Spring Serbian Belgrade

Introduction to the physics of the climate system and its modelling

Description of the climate system and its components ; energy balance, hydrological cycle and carbon cycle ; key feedback mechanisms and climate sensitivity to external perturbation ; natural variability of climate at all time scales ; hierarchy of models of the climate system ; greenhouse effect and climate change induced by human activities.

MA 5 Autumn English Louvain

Forecast, prediction and projection in climate science

Mechanisms of climate fluctuations from sub-seasonal to millennial time scales ; weather vs climate predictability ; sources of climate predictability ; modes of weather and climate variability, oscillations, extreme events ; approaches used to generate climate predictions ; data assimilation ; verification of predictions ; bias correction ; climate model ensembles ; processing and interpretation of climate predictions.

MA 5 Spring English Louvain

Atmosphere and ocean : physics and dynamics

Teaching unit of general interest and of preparation to research for students interested in physical climatology. The following topics are addressed : general characteristics of the atmosphere ; radiative transfer in the atmosphere, atmospheric greenhouse effect and global energy balance of the Earth system ; vertical and meridional structures of the atmosphere ; thermodynamics of dry air, moist air and saturated air ; vertical stability/ instability of the atmosphere, convection and other processes of condensation of atmospheric water vapor ; general equations of geophysical fluid dynamics ; large-scale circulation of the atmosphere ; general characteristics of the ocean and physical properties of seawater ; large-scale circulation of the ocean.

MA 10 Autumn English Louvain

Paleoclimate dynamics and modelling

Changes of the Earth's climate from geological past to present and future ; approaches to reconstruct and understand past climate changes, including climate variables like temperature, precipitation, ice volume, sea level, CO2 concentration and vegetation ; key climate forcings and causes of climate changes on different time scales ; major paleoclimate theories and hypotheses ; response of the major climate components (ice, ocean, land, atmosphere, vegetation) as well as their interactions and feedbacks under natural and anthropogenic forcings ; contribution of understanding paleoclimates to climate projection.

MA 5 Spring English Louvain

International Law of the Sea and of the Environment

The course will examine the following topics: General principles and key notions: sovereignty and jurisdiction, freedom of the high seas, common heritage of mankind, status and limits of the different marine areas, principles of environmental law and notions of responsibility/liability. Law of the sea: overview of the legal regime applicable to marine areas (internal waters, territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, high seas, the Area); consideration of current issues (sea-level rise; bio-prospecting, Arctic ocean, piracy and terrorism). Environment: prevention and reparation of transboundary damages, overview of the existing conventional regimes (biodiversity, climate changes, oil pollution) Protection of the marine environment, regulation of fishing activities, protection of the Antarctic.

MA 5 Spring English Louvain

Psychology of sustainable development

This course aims to introduce the students to the strategies, methods and tools of psychology that are concerned with pro-environmental behavior. Special attentionis given to the psychological theories and models that help to identify the factors that predispose ,facilitate and/or maintain behaviors that are related to sustainable development, and to the effectiveness of interventions that aim to change these behaviors.The topicsthat are developed in the course include: behaviors related to sustainable development (e.g., recycling ,reduction of energy consumption, water saving, using environmentally friendly means of transportation); psychological determinants oft he pro-environmental behavior; interventions that improve the pro-environmental behavior; and diffusion of good pro-environmental practices.

MA 4 Spring English Louvain

Gender and Sustainability in Utopian/Dystopian Literatures in English

This course offers a survey of contemporary literatures in English through the analysis of several representative works from distinct geographical/cultural areas. This course also includes the showing and discussion of adaptations for film and/or television.

MA 5 Spring English Louvain

Democracy

Course Level ECTS Semester Language University

210E21 The Politics of Inequality

Economic inequality has increased in many countries since the 1980s – and the COVID-19 pandemic will likely reinforce this trend. What are the political implications of rising inequality? Recent studies have linked income inequality with outcomes such as political polarisation, support for redistribution and voting for radical parties. Democratic politics involves distributional conflict; it is fundamentally shaped by the relationship between power and economic resources.

MA 10 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Developing Democratic Cultures in Modern Cities Through Arts

The course covers various aspects of art practices in modern cities that aim for the democratization of culture and the urban space.

BA 10 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Artificial Intelligence and Democracy: Friends or Foes?

Artificial Intelligence is the popular but contested term used to describe systems of automated decision-making (ADM) that make use of – often self-learning – algorithms that analyse and process massive amounts of data, fed to them from a wide variety of sources. The use of ADMs in political decision-making in liberal democracies (e.g. in public debates, political campaigning, public administration, the judiciary, public service allocation, welfare services, health care, education, etc.) has vastly increased in the past decade or so. ADMs affect the functioning and legitimacy of liberal democracy because they imply acts of power that involve automated decisions for society at large and hence decide on who gets what, when, how.

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Freedom of Expression in the 21st century      

Over the past years and decades, radical right parties became part of almost all Western European party systems. Yet, manifold evidence suggests that anti-immigration sentiment – the key predictor of voting for these parties – stagnates or even declines in most Western European countries. How, then, can we explain the (persistence of) radical right parties’ electoral successes and how does their ubiquitous presence shape democratic politics in Western Europe? 

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Elections and Voting Behaviour

This module introduces students to the study of elections and voting behaviour in democracies throughout the world.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Power and Social Conflict

Power and Social Conflict provides a political-sociological perspective on the structures and practice of power as experienced by citizens in comparative perspective.

MA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

The Political Economy of Inequality

This module takes a comparative perspective and uses insights from both economics and political science to shed light on these dramatic cross-national differences in income inequality. It also looks at the economic, political and institutional factors that have shaped the evolution of income inequality over the entire post-WWII period, such as technological change, education, industrial relations, partisanship, electoral systems, and the welfare state.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Institutions Economics and Change

This module examines the functioning of democracies in a context of high economic interdependence. To do so, the course is structure into two parts. In the first part, students will earn how to define and measure globalization; how institutions emerge and change and how political institutions have contributed to the development of globalisation. In the second part of the module, the focus is on analysing the relationship between democracy and globalisation.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

The Political Theory of Finance

This module examines the political theory of finance, which investigates the broad normative and theoretical questions provoked by financial markets, institutions, and crises in contemporary societies.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Topics in European Cinema and Media

This module offers an opportunity for advanced study of European cinema at the intersection of society, economics, politics, and culture, historically and/or in the present. It does this via a series of case studies of individual films, filmmakers and film movements or analyses of one or more specific themes and issues of importance in European cinema (eg. tradition and modernity, nationalism, democracy and totalitarianism, war, race or migration, national cinema, the co-production, and so on).

MA 10 Spring 2022 English London

Contemporary Social Sciences 2

The course examines ten contemporary transformations of democratic practices, ten modes that are today systematically used to facilitate the implementation of participatory democracy : 1. Playfulness, 2. Make-believe, 3. Ritual, 4. Agôn, 5. Therapy, 6. Training, 7. Testing, 8. Reflexivity, 9. Reduction, 10. Muting.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Enemy

This seminar offers to explore the comparative and transnational history of domestic threats in modern societies. At the crossroads of political, social, and cultural history, we wish to distance ourselves from the dominant ‘pathological’ understanding and take these anxieties seriously in a sociological perspective.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Rethinking the economy after the coronavirus

The objective is to understand the (endogenous) origins of the COVID, its socio-economic consequences and the perspectives for policy makers to reorientate our development model.

All 0 Any time English Paris

Summer School

The objective is to familiarize students with the analysis of the themes and problems of contemporary societies from an international and intercultural perspective in order to develop with them possible courses of action.

MA 3 Spring 2022 English Paris

Société en crise

Dans ce cours, nous nous pencherons sur la sociologie qui s'interroge aussi sur elle-même : son identité, sa place, et sa fonction dans la société ainsi que son rapport avec les acteurs sociaux.

MA 6 Autumn French Paris

Conférences de globalisation de la santé

Ces conférences de globalisation de la santé ont pour ambition de proposer une réflexion européenne et internationale sur des aspects choisis du droit de la santé.

MA 3 Autumn French Paris

Gender Equality in the Nordic Countries

The course gives an introduction to gender equality in the Nordic context. It provides an overview of how the concept of gender equality has developed how it is implemented. The main focus is on the period after the 1970s.

BA 10 Spring English Oslo

Democratization and civil society in developing countries

This course examines the dynamics and substance of democratization in developing countries, with special emphasis on the politics of democratic transitions, deepening and decline.

MA 10 Spring 2022 English Oslo

Extremism, Democracy, Religion

This course provides a conceptual basis for reflection on the emergence of both radical (activist) and extremist (violent) movements on the political right today and how certain religious ideologies and/or ritual imaginaries are used to mobilize individuals and groups.

MA 10 Spring English Oslo

Europe - Identity in Solidarity

The course will deal with the following topics: Ideas of European Identity – a History, Concepts of Identity, Politics of Identity and the European Union, Empirical Dimensions of National and/or European Identities, Solidarity Claims – the Social … and the Equal, Human Rights and Dignity as Overarching Roof of Solidarity, Internal Market – the Role of Solidarity, Solidarity as Denominator of European Private Law – A View from the Cathedral, ECJ Jurisdiction and the Agenda of the Social?

MA 3 Summer English Berlin

The New Authoritarianism and the Crisis of Democracy

This course aims to discuss both the characteristics and dynamics of authoritarian regimes and sources of authoritarianism in the modern world from a comparative perspective. Therefore, rather than analyzing authoritarianism solely as a form of regime, it targets to enlarge the discussion to current state and problems of modern democracies so as to shed light on different sources of the recent escalation of authoritarian politics.

BA 5 Summer English Berlin

Lobbyismus in der Demokratie: Interessenvermittlung in theoretischer, empirischer und normativer Perspektive

Die Vertretung gesellschaftlicher Interessen gegenüber Politik und Öffentlichkeit, gemeinhin als Lobbyismus bezeichnet, gehört zu den Wesensmerkmalen parlamentarischer Demokratien. In der Öffentlichkeit wird die Legitimität des Einflusses von Interessenvertretern auf die Politik jedoch immer wieder hinterfragt, werden mit dem Begriff des Lobbyismus doch zumeist illegitime Einflussversuche einzelner auf Kosten des Allgemeinwohls verbunden. Das Seminar setzt an diesem Spannungsverhältnis an und analysiert das Phänomen des Lobbyismus und die Vermittlung von Interessen aus unterschiedlicher Perspektive.

BA 5 Summer German Berlin

Demokratie in Zeiten von Ungleichheiten: Strukturen, Konflikte und politische Auswirkungen

Ungleichheit ist zu einer der zentralen Herausforderungen für die fortgeschrittenen Gesellschaften der OECD-Staaten geworden. Ökonomische, geschlechts-spezifische oder ethnifizierte Ungleichheiten stellen die wirtschaftliche Effizienz, Verteilungsgerechtigkeit und soziale Stabilität der Gesellschaft in Frage und haben weitreichendeFolgen für den demokratischen Prozess. Dies ist das Thema dieses Vertiefungsseminars. 
Welche Arten von Ungleichheit gibt es in den fortgeschrittenen Demokratien der OECD-Staaten und wie werden sie definiert? Was sind die politischen Folgen steigender Ungleichheiten? Vertreten Politiker*innen wirklich hauptsächlich die Interessen der privilegierten sozialen Gruppen? Wie sind marginalisierte Gruppen von strukturellen Ungleichheiten in demokratischen Institutionen betroffen? Neben diesen Fragen werden wir die verschiedenen Formen sozialer, ökonomischer und politischer Ungleichheit analysieren sowie wie sich diese strukturell manifestieren und welche politischen Konsequenzen sie haben. Das Seminar umfasst haupt- sächlich Texte und Daten aus OECD-Ländern.

BA 10 Summer German Berlin

Einführung in die Demokratietheorie

Im Zuge der Moderne ist die Demokratie zur einzig legitimen Regierungsform avanciert. Dass “alle Macht vom Volke ausgeht”, scheint eine normative Selbstverständlichkeit zu sein. Doch versteht sich genau dies keineswegs von selbst und bedarf daher der philosophischen Klärung. Die Begründer der abendländischen Politischen Philosophie (Platon, Aristoteles) standen “dem Volk” äußerst skeptisch bis ablehnend gegenüber: als unqualifizierte, gar gefährliche Masse sollte es aus der Politik bestmöglich herausgehalten werden. Erst mit den modernen politischen Revolutionen setzt sich das Prinzip der Volkssouveränität allmählich durch, steht aber bis heute weiterhin in einem Spannungsverhältnis zu elitären Vorstellungen “guten Regierens”. Das Seminar rekonstruiert diese Spannungsverhältnis, thematisiert aber auch Unklarheiten und Mehrdeutigkeiten bezüglich des Begriffs der Demokratie selbst: Was ist das Volk? Was bedeutet es, dass das Volk regiert? Wie verhält sich die Regierung des Volkes gegenüber Staat, Gesellschaft, Recht, Ökonomie und Kultur? Ist das Volk ein geschlossenes und dadurch souveränes Selbst? Oder ist Demokratie letztlich die Erfahrung der Abwesenheit von Souveränität? In der aktuellen demokratietheoretischen Diskussion gibt es auf diese Fragen vielfältige und oft auch widerstreitende Antworten, je nachdem ob ein liberales, kommunitaristisches, radikal-demokratisches oder deliberatives Verständnis von Demokratie zu Grunde gelegt wird. Das soll in dem Einführungsseminar überblicksartig skizziert und anhand gegenwärtiger und historischer Beispiele diskutiert werden.

BA - Summer German Berlin

Global Meanings of Democracy

Im Zentrum des Seminars steht die Frage, worauf sich Politiker_innen, Aktivist_innen und Wähler_innen beziehen, wenn sie mehr Demokratie fordern oder versprechen. Unterschiedliche kulturelle und sozioöko-nomische Voraussetzungen führen zu Unterschieden im Verständnis von Demokratie in unterschiedlichen Ländern und Regionen und damit auch zu unterschiedlichen Erwartungen daran, was Demokratie und ihre Institu-tionen leisten können und sollen. Gleichzeitig sind viele methodische Zugriffe noch in einer Universalität des Demokratieverständnisses verhaftet und produzieren daher nur bedingt aussagekräftige Daten für viele Länder.Im Seminar soll daher eine möglichst globale Perspektive eingenommen werden.

BA 5   English Berlin

Architects and civic initiatives for sustaibable development

The main goal of the course is directed towards understanding the phenomenon of civic initiatives and gaining knowledge about their potential for achieving sustainable solutions to development problems.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Rechtspopulismus in Nordeuropa: Theorien und Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft

Wie lässt sich das Erstarken rechtspopulistischer Parteien in Nordeuropa erklären? Wie hat diese Entwicklung die politischen Landschaften im Norden verändert? Und inwiefern sind diese Veränderungen Teil eines europäischen, vielleicht sogar globalen Phänomens?

Ausgehend von diesen und weiteren Fragen führt der Übungskurs in Theorien und Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft ein. Auf der Suche nach Antworten werden wir uns intensiv mit theoretischen Texten befassen, aber auch anhand kleinerer Fallstudien das methodische Handwerkszeug von Politikwissenschaftler*innen ausprobieren

BA 4 Summer German Berlin

Euroscepticism and Democratic Backsliding

This course looks into the academic debate on the concepts of euroscepticism and democratic backsliding. 
Empirically, an emphasis will be laid on EU enlargement and the accession processes in the past and presence. In addition, EU policies to mitigate these developments will be analysed. We will discuss theoretical texts on the issue in the first weeks and then engage in a detailed analysis of policies and developments in certain countries. There will be sufficient room for student presentations and more detailed case studies of their own choice.

MA 5 Winter English Berlin

Media and Undemocratic erosion

The rise of "illiberal" regimes or democratic backsliding in different parts of the world constitute a worrying fact. Different democratic institutions have been attacked by the aggrandisement of the executive in this process of democratic backsliding. One of these institutions is media that undemocratic governments try to control severely. This course aims to focus on the media control and on the relations between media and governments in countries living an undemocratic turn.

BA 5 Winter English Berlin

Social Movements, democratic Participation and Contentious Politics

The course will introduce the main concepts and theoretical frameworks of the social movements and recent cases of global protest waves across the globe. The course will investigate three main theoretical aims i) the basic concepts of social movements ii) different approaches on social movements, democratic participation and contentious politics, and iii) the relationship between democracy, participation, collective action, and contentious politics in general. The course will also focus on the contemporary social movements, recent cases from different parts of the world, such as occupy movements, anti-austerity movements, urban movements, environmental movements, and climate change movement (e.g. Gezi Park protests in Turkey, Fridays for Future, Hambach forest protests, Ende Gelände in Germany, Extinction Rebellions, Arab Spring). The cases will be chosen and presented by the students.

BA 5 Winter English Berlin

Practical Skills

First semester, mandatory course. Main aim of the course: Research Methodology, English Terminology, Internet Skills.

MA 2 Autumn English Belgrade

Introduction to the Legal System of the EU

First semester, mandatory course. Main aim of the Course: In depth analysis of the constitutional architecture of the EU, as well as the basics of the institutional, legal and judicial system of the EU.

MA 5 Autumn English Belgrade

Public International Law

Second semester, mandatory course. Main aim of the course: To offer basic legal knowledge in the field of Public International Law. During the course, students will study various thematic sections, with the focus on both theoretic analysis of relevant institutes and their application in practice, mainly through the analysis of the most notable cases of the International Court of Justice and other international courts and bodies.

BA 9 Spring Serbian (English on demand) Belgrade

Introduction to the Political System of the EU

First semester, mandatory course. Main aim of the course: thorough investigation of the structural features of the EU political system, of the nature of the EU political community, of the ‘democratic deficit’ charge as well as multicultural nature of the EU political community, and on the potential alternative paths of the further EU development

MA 5 Autumn English Belgrade

International human rights law

Learn how an individual’s human rights are protected from both public and private power by international laws.

MA 0 All English Louvain

International humanitarian law

Learn how international law regulates armed conflicts, protects individuals in wartime, and guarantees minimum compliance.

MA 0 All English Louvain

Asylum and refugee law

What is asylum? What is the principle of non-refoulement? Who should be recognized and protected as a refugee? These notions are complex. Learn to understand and apply them!

MA 0 All English Louvain

Discover Political Science

Understand current political stakes as you learn about important concepts and how to analyze politics with a critical point of view.

MA 0 All English Louvain

Discovering Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Revisit the purpose of companies and explore with us what their Corporate Social Responsibility is. Move on to responsible leadership! Learn how to implement a credible CSR strategy in a company, no matter its size.

MA 0 All English Louvain

Découvrir la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises

Revisitez la finalité des entreprises et explorez avec nous ce qu’est leur responsabilité sociétale. Passez au leadership responsable ! Apprenez à mettre en place une stratégie crédible de RSE dans une entreprise, quelle que soit sa taille.

MA 0 All French Louvain

Reporting et communication de la Responsabilité sociétale des entreprises (RSE)

Apprenez à rapporter et à communiquer de manière crédible sur les actions de responsabilité sociétale de votre entreprise (RSE). Décodez les publicités, labels et certifications « responsables » des produits qui vous entourent.

MA 0 All French Louvain

CSR Reporting and Communication

Learn how to report and communicate credibly on your company CSR activities. Decode the “responsible” ads, labels and certifications of the products around you.

MA 0 All English Louvain

Language and Culture

Course Level ECTS Semester Language University

Danish Perspectives

The course offers students ‘Danish Perspectives’ to a wide range of fields within arts and the humanities. Students will gain an overview of Danish history, but also Danish culture and cultural history.

BA 10 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Danish Society A: Culture, Institutions and Markets

This course is particularly suited to international students and/or students with no prior knowledge of Danish culture and society wishing to get an understanding of Danish society

BA 5 Autumn 2021 English Aarhus

Danish Perspectives

The purpose of the internationalisation electives is to provide students with the opportunity to use a foreign language in an academic setting, and to work with an academic theme within the humanities. The purpose is also to teach the students to operate in a cross-disciplinary teaching context, thereby gaining a cross-disciplinary perspective on their own subject area.

BA 10 Spring 2022 English Aarhus

Language, Discourse and Social Media

This module introduces you to the main methods of data collection and analysis of language and discourse for a variety of social media contexts.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Language and Power

This module addresses a number of perspectives on the relationship between language and power. It sets up a dialogue between theories and methods from social theory, critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology.

MA 15 Spring 2022 English London

Working Creatively with Digital Texts

Using a variety of software tools, this practical, hands-on module develops creative and experimental thinking, analytical and independent thought, and digital literacy.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Introduction to Philosophy of Language

In this module we look at some of the most important theories offered by 20th century philosophers in response to this question – theories that to this day continue to be hugely influential in linguistics and related fields.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Reading Modern Poetry Comparatively

This module brings together different poetic traditions in order to encourage you in a range of comparative-literary approaches, and to facilitate unexpected yet rigorous readings of modern poetry across cultural boundaries. The poets and poems we address will vary from year to year, depending on the module convenor. All poems originally written in another language may be read in translation.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Atelier culture et civilisation française

L’objectif de ce cours est de donner les outils nécessaires pour mieux comprendre la culture française.

BA/MA 3 Spring 2022 French Paris

Atelier Oral B2

Cet atelier « Oral », proposé par l'Université de Paris, est destiné aux étudiants de niveau B2 issus de toutes les disciplines.

All 3 Spring French Paris

Atelier d’écriture B1

Cet atelier « Ecrit », proposé par l'Université de Paris, est destiné aux étudiants de niveau B1 issus de toutes les disciplines.

All 3 Spring French Paris

New Perspectives in Ibsen Studies

New perspectives in Ibsen Studies selectively focuses on the latest topics and methods in the field of Ibsen Studies.

BA 10 Spring English Oslo

Family, gender equality and the welfare state

This course gives an introduction to the Scandinavian/Norwegian welfare state focusing on family policies, gender equality and family change.

BA 10 Spring English Oslo

Gesellschaftliche Mehrsprachigkeit und Sprachenpolitik

Im Seminar befassen wir uns mit grammatischen Phänomenen, die durch Sprachkontakt entstehen. Wir erarbeiten zentrale Bereiche wie Code-Switching und Transfer und sehen uns an, wie durch Sprachkontakt neue Varietäten und Dialekte entstehen können. Im zweiten Teil des Seminars führen wir eigene kleinere Studien durch und analysieren grammatische Sprachkontaktphänomene anhand realer Sprachdaten.

MA 4 Summer German Berlin

Serbian as a Foreign Language I (Srpski kao strani jezik I) (pdf)

Beginners course in Serbian language. Covers everyday basic communication skills and grammar required for it.

All 3 Autumn and Spring English and Serbian Belgrade

Serbian as a Foreign Language I - Practice (Srpski kao strani jezik I - Praktikum) (pdf)

Beginners course in Serbian language. Covers everyday basic communication skills and grammar required for it. Special emphasis on practical communication skills.

All 3 Autumn and Spring English and Serbian Belgrade

Tradition and customs in Serbian culture I (pdf)

Basic course in Serbian traditions and customs.

All 3 Autumn and Spring English Belgrade

Global Health

Course Level ECTS Semester Language University

Healthy entrepreneurship and innovation - promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the health care industry and related fields

The objective of this course is to introduce the students to need driven innovation, entrepreneurship and value creation to increase health inspired by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal - Number 3: “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”

MA 5 Summer 2022 English Aarhus

Mother-Child-Health: from fecundity to puberty

The overall objective of the course is to introduce how factors in the parent’s health and during pregnancy can influence the development and health of the fetus and the child up to the age of puberty.

MA 5 Summer 2022 English Aarhus

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemics

To introduce students to several aspects, which are critical to understand the origin, spread and control of emerging infectious diseases and will appreciate that only through an interdisciplinary approach can pandemics be controlled and prevented in the future. Specifically, the students will be introduced to the origin of infectious diseases, virus biology and physiopathology, host immune responses, differences in susceptibility, treatment approaches, vaccine development, epidemiology and modelling of infections.

MA 5 Summer 2022 English Aarhus

Clinical Global Infectious Diseases

The course will teach practical diagnostics of intestinal parasites and blood parasites like malaria through "hands-on" practical’s and will give an introduction to so called “rapid tests”.

MA 5 Summer 2022 English Aarhus

Key Issues in Health Policy

This module explores the field of Health policy from the making of it, through financing and organising structures of health systems.

MA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Comparative Public Policy and Management

This module explores public policy and public management and places these into their historical, political and institutional contexts. The module explores the nature and role of evidence and expertise across different settings and sectors through engagement with ‘wicked’ policy problems. Examples of wicked policy problems might include obesity, poverty and climate change.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Climate Change and Health

With this MOOC, we want to provide state-of-the art evidence of the link between climate change and the health of populations.

All 0 Any time English Paris

The Science of Global Health Implementation

Develop problem-solving and analytical skills reflecting the trans-disciplinary nature of global health.

All 0 Any time English Paris

Chemical Engineering of nanoparticles for therapy

This course deals with innovation approaches on nanomedecine in the fields of therapy, diagnosis and theranostic.

MA 3 Autumn English Paris

Methods in systematic reviews and meta-analysis I

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are increasingly used for evidence-based clinical and public health practice.

MA 3 Autumn English Paris

Global Epidemics

This course considers the changing nature of global epidemics of infectious diseases and the global, national and local responses to these, including the role of research and evaluation.

MA 5 Spring English Oslo

Sociology of Health and Illness

This course will provide a sociological analysis of population health and health inequalities. It surveys social determinants of health and links theoretical work to empirical analyses of health.

MA 10 Autumn English Oslo

Global Health – Ärztliche Tätigkeiten in Zeiten der Globalisierung

In der globalisierten Welt beeinflussen politische, kulturelle und soziale Faktoren das Leben von Menschen über Landesgrenzen hinweg. Sie führen zu weltweiten Veränderungen der Umwelt, fortschreitender Technisierung, zunehmender Mobilität, transkulturellem Austausch, sowie Ungleichverteilung von Bildung, Lebenserwartung oder Reichtum zwischen, aber immer mehr auch innerhalb von Nationalstaaten. Diese Entwicklungen haben zunehmend Auswirkungen auf Gesundheit und Krankheit von Menschen, sie wirken sich auf Lebenswelten, Gesundheitssysteme und Gesundheitsberufe aus. In einer Welt, die fortlaufend zu einem „Globalen Dorf“ schrumpft, muss ärztliche Tätigkeit daher heute weltweit vor dem Hintergrund der Globalisierung betrachtet werden.

BA   Summer German Berlin

Core Course International Health

By the end of the core course, students will be able to: identify and analyse interrelated determinants of health and major health problems of populations in a cross-disciplinary perspective in low- and middle income societies, critically collect, analyse and appraise qualitative and quantitative data relevant for the improvement of health and health care in low and middle income societies, plan sustainable improvements of health systems considering the diverse intercultural settings as well as social and ethical responsibilities, and clearly communicate and work professionally in a multi-disciplinary team.

MA 20 Autumn English Berlin

Health, Discourse and Communication

Health, Discourse and Communication examines language, discourse and communication across different contexts within medicine, illness and health.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Biomechanics and Neurorehabilitation

The module will provide core knowledge in the area of neuro-disability and neuro-rehabilitation with a particular emphasis on the neurophysiology and muscle physiology in health and disease. The students will be introduced to the instrumentation and techniques used to quantify neuro-mechanical impairment and motor control. They will understand the current and emerging technologies used to monitor and rehabilitate the patient and enhance and augment motor function.

BA 7,5 Spring 2022 English London

Urban oasis

The basis of the course is to acquaint students with the phenomena that affect the comfort zone, and which in addition to functional, have an environmental and energy character. The focus of teaching is on the analysis of different trends in the conception and design of protection elements and open spaces in different climatic environments in order to design and plan healthy interior and exterior places.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Public spaces of the city

The main goal of teaching this course is to get acquainted with the phenomenon of public spaces of the city and training for their diversification, typological perception and introduction to the process of formulating guidelines for their further development with the environmentally-sensitive approach and public health.

MA 2 Autumn English Belgrade

Integral urban development strategy

The course is focused on understanding the theoretical framework of collaborative planning, critique, as well as its application in modern practice of European planning through the strategy of integral urban development; and Strengthening students' critical awareness of current research and modern practice of urban development planning in EU countries.

MA 2 Spring English Belgrade

Epidémiologie, santé publique et soins de santé

As regards the public health part, the main themes will cover: the different conceptions of health and health determinants; the link between the conception of health and different ways of providing and organising health care; the current challenges facing health care systems.

BA 4 Spring French Louvain

Prévention en psychologie de la santé

Topics to be covered in this course include physical, mental and sexual health problems (as defined by WHO) that are partly or mainly determined by lifestyle and for which there is currently empirical evidence to inform appropriate prevention modalities, such as: cancer, cardiovascular problems (high blood pressure, cholesterol), sexually transmitted diseases, and mental disorders. Behavioural elements covered in the course may include participation in screening (for cancer, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes) and vaccination, blood donation, prevention of smoking and substance abuse, promotion of a balanced diet and physical activity, and promotion of mental and sexual health.

MA 4 Autumn French Louvain

Activité physique et sportive, techniques psycho-corporelles et santé psychique et physique

Physical activity and sport: distinction of concepts, philosophical bases (opposition dualism-monism), definitions, specific objectives, their contents, their societal organisations in Belgium, value of the relationship to the body in civilisations and in history, presentation of data for Belgium; mpact on health (physical, mental and sexual): physiological (respiratory, cardio-pulmonary and vascular systems, cerebral system, etc.) and psychological (on personality factors such as self-esteem, anxiety, depression, educational systems, family, socio-relational, studies, etc.);  impact in terms of intensity and frequency according to the different populations concerned and the environmental system.

MA 5 Autumn French Louvain