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PROGRAM DATES
June 16 - July 11, 2014

PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Professor Nikki Tannenbaum
Sociology & Anthropology
nt01@lehigh.edu

 

PROGRAM COSTS

$0 (tentative)- This includes tuition for six credits and accommodations for the dates of the program. Not included:  $50 LU Registration Fee, airfare, some meals, laundry, personal weekend travel or other personal costs.

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen is focussed on broadening the sociological imagination beyond the national borders of most sociological theories and empirical data to generate new understandings of cross-border social interactions and interrelations.


The Institute of Sociology at Duisburg-Essen (campus Duisburg) includes a number of scholars engaged in studies of work and employment, social structural change, comparative and transnational sociology. Professors teaching at the summer school are also members of the Institute of Work, Skills and Training and the Institute of East Asian Studies in Duisburg.


At the upper division levels graduate and post-doctoral programs focus on the world risk society and global cooperation.


The Summer School is part of a new BA initiative in Comparative and Transnational Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, and supported by the strong research activities of the faculty in comparative, international and transnational sociology.

 

LOCATION

The University of Duisburg-Essen is one of the largest universities in Germany with over 40,000 students enrolled, offering a broad academic spectrum with numerous opportunities to partici-pate in international programs.


In various disciplines Duisburg-Essen is amongst the ten leading universities in terms of research performance.


One of the five main research areas is on The Transformation of Contemporary Societies: Emerging Orders in a Borderless World.

The city of Duisburg is at the heart of the Ruhr industrial area and at the intersections of the Rhein and Ruhr rivers. Duisburg is a central site of the industrial heritage route in Western Germany.


A highlight is the Thyssen factory in the North of Duisburg, transformed into a landscape park and cultural center. The summer school also draws on the cultural diversity of the region, with a migrant population in North-Rhine-Westphalia of 10.5% and city quarters with large ethnic populations and businesses.

 

ACCOMODATIONS

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EXTRAS

Excursions are planned as part of the program in order to introduce international students to the industrial and multicultural history of the city and region.



COURSES OFFERED

These upper level courses are designed for third and fourth-year program applicants. Second-year students may apply on a case-by-case basis.

 

Globalization and Inequalities (3credits, SS) may transfer as
SSP 126 - Political Economy of Globalization

Transnational Governance (3credits, SS) may transfer as
ANTH 339 - Seminar in Anthropology

Critical Readings in Globalization and Modernity (3credits, SS) may transfer as
ANTH 320 - Global Capitalism

Migration and Transnational Labour Markets (3credits, SS) may transfer as
SSP 329 - Global Migration

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEBSITE: https://www.uni-due.de/soziologie/internationales_baplus


 

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