Discipline: Sociology

Psychology of Loneliness

What is loneliness and what causes it? Is it the nature of our human condition? Is it a feeling or a thought? Does age, personality, or social contact matter? Topics to be considered are the causes…

Food, Migration, and Belonging

How can food and food practices influence our sense of belonging – or of exclusion?  In this course focused on student’s own research, we explore ways in which food contributes to the building of communities and…

A student smiling with a pan of food that she is prepping..

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…

Guilty or Not Guilty? Psychology in the Courtroom

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 the processes behind radicalization , including psychological perspectives on the role of motivation, ideology, identity, and risk factors. Characteristics and mechanisms…

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

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