Elective Courses at the University of Copenhagen

At their third semester many students chose to specialize within a field. In the following you find examples of courses within various thematic areas.

Climate
Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation
Environment, Society and Development
Political Ecology 
Geopolitics of Climate Change

Urbanization
Urban Ecosystems: Structures, Functions and Designs
The Dynamics of City Regions: Social and Economic Change
Transformation of Cities and Landscapes: Globalisation and Local Strategies
Conflict Analysis and Negotiation Design
Theories of Urban Design

Migration
Those who have and those who dont - Critical citizenship studies, migration and democracy
Migration, Cultural Diversity, and Gender
Ethnographic Approaches to Migration Issues in Scandinavia
Migration, Refugees and citizenship in a Globalized World

Humanitarian aid
Preparedness and Response to Humanitarian Crisis
Disaster Recovery Planning and Development
Disaster Risk Management - From Theory to Practice
Health in Emergencies and Refugee Health

There are of course many other courses to chose from. The following list is an indication of the possibilities; not all the courses are offered each term.  You can find many more courses in the course catalogue for the current semester.

Within anthropology:

  • Anthropology of the nation – bordermaking in everyday life
  • Digital identities
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Ethnographic approaches to migration issues in Scandinavia
  • Medical Anthropology, advanced course

Within sociology:

  • Gender, sexuality and social class
  • Authoritarian Regimes and Contentious Politics
  • From Proletariat to Precariat: The working class in a Global World
  • Issues in International Development
  • Those who have and those who dont - Critical Citizenship Studies, Migration and Democracy
  • Demographic Analysis for Social Scientists
  • Sociology in the age of Big Data
  • Problematization Analysis: How and Why something is and became a Social Problem
  • Applied Multilevel Analysis: Immigrant Integration and Xenophobia
  • Re-tooling Social Analysis: Behaviors, Networks, Ideas in the digital age

Within political science:

  • Trust and distrust in International Relations
  • The international community in fragile states - doctrine, experience, critique
  • Politics of Crisis and Austerity
  • Ethnography and Political Science

Within economics:

  • Advanced Development Economics - Macro Asp.
  • Advanced Macro Structural VAR
  • Advanced Microeconometrics
  • Advanced Macro Business Cycles
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Contract Theory
  • Corporate Finance and Incentive
  • Corporate Finance Theory
  • Economics of the Environment,
  • Family Economics
  • Financial Econometrics A
  • Health Economic Evaluations
  • Health Economics
  • Macroeconomics III
  • Microeconomics III
  • Monetary Policy
  • Political Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Science of Behavior Change

Within geography:

  • Globalisation and Dynamics in Global Value Chains
  • Rural-urban Connections in the Global South
  • Rural Livelihoods, Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • Production and Regulation of Landscapes: Globalisation and Local Strategies
  • International Migration
  • Environment, Society and Development
  • Land Use Transitions in the Global South

Within food and resource economics and nutrition:

  • Agricultural and Food Policy
  • Agricultural Value Chains in Developing Countries
  • Property Matters
  • Tropical Forests, People and Policies
  • Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resources Governance
  • Studies in Development Economics
  • The Economics of Globalisation
  • Global Environmental Governance
  • International Nutrition and Health
  • Ethics, Environment and Society
  • Environmental Justice
  • Advanced International Trade
  • Applied Econometrics

Within African studies:Young Africans

  • Nature, Population and Society in Africa
  • Economic Development in Africa
  • Urban Africa – the 21st Century African City
  • Non-state Social Order: The State and its ‘Outside in Practices of State-building
  • NGOs, Civil Society and Development in Africa