Discipline: Sociology

Guilty or Not Guilty? Psychology in the Courtroom

Why do individual jurors draw different conclusions about the verdict on the basis of the same evidence? Can judges and jurors detect if defendants or victims lie about what occurred with an intention to withhold the…

Visual Culture of Cities

This course examines how contemporary visual urban culture and visuality in the public realm facilitate communication of political and societal values in a city. With Copenhagen and Berlin as our cases, we examine how a city…

Visual Culture of Cities

Transgender in Scandinavia

Transgender celebrities such as Caitlin Jenner and Laverne Cox fueled mainstream interest in transgender lives and experiences. But trans and queer communities have long fought for trans persons’ rights to be ‘true to self.’ This course…

Transgender in Scandinavia

Psychology of Violence and Hate

How should we understand the psychology behind violence and hate? This course focuses on understanding radicalization processes, including psychological perspectives on the role of motivation, ideology, identity, and risk factors. Characteristics and mechanisms of violent extremist…

Psychology of Violence and Hate

Nordic Culinary Culture

Since the 2000s, the Nordic region has been celebrated internationally for using local and seasonal products, reviving and adapting traditional cooking techniques, and combining good taste with health and well-being. In this course, you analyze Nordic…

DIS Summer, Nordic Culinary Culture

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia

Sweden is the most gender equal country in the world with, paid parental leave for all parents, a high number of women in leadership positions, progressive sex education, and equal rights for homosexuals, the Nordic prostitution…

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia, summer elective course at DIS Stockholm

Social Change and Active Citizenship

Democracy depends on citizens to actively engage in society. In this course, we discuss social change and cohesion, civic responsibility, and the importance of active citizenship. How can we engage responsibly with others? How can we…

DIS Summer, Copenhagen, Active Citizenship

Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Why do people offend? Can we predict who the victims will be? This course applies psychological/criminological theory and research methods to the understanding of criminality, and its consequences, assessment, treatment, and prevention. Mental disorders and their…

DIS Copenhagen, Psychology of Criminal Behavior

Prostitution and the Sex Trade

This course provides you with an understanding of prostitution from sociological and legal angles. It introduces you to basic gender political discussions surrounding prostitution and explores the ways in which prostitution reflects and shapes gender norms…

Prostitution and the Sex Trade, Summer Course