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International Public Health

Multicultural Identity in a Global World

The course focuses on the concepts of "culture" and "identity" in the context of present-day globalization.

Aims and contents

The course offers options of 20 ECTS for 3 months of study, or 30 ECTS for 4 months of study. The main focus is on exploring the concepts of "culture" and "identity", in the context of the present day globalization. 

More about aims and contents.

The course treats these concepts both from a theoretical perspective, as well as from a practical point of view. The cultural background of the participants will be a vital resource in our discussions. The setting of Oslo, as an increasingly multicultural city will also be an arena for contextualisation.

The course duration is 3 months for 20 credits and 4 months for 30 credits. The language of all teaching and supervision is English, and students should therefore have a working knowledge of both spoken and written English.

This course is designed to offer a full-time programme of study in English for students of Early Childhood and Primary School Teacher Education, but students from other academic areas may also be accepted. Students must have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree studies at their home institution in order to be accepted. The language of all teaching and supervision is English, and the students should therefore have a working knowledge of both spoken and written English.

Assessment

The final course diploma will be based on: 

  • Active participation in class, including individual presentation of one's own culture
  • One minor paper on a subject treated in the course
  • Fieldwork paper, with following presentation in class
  • Addition for 30 credits: Additional fieldwork period, as basis for the above mentioned fieldwork paper, with following presentation in class
  • Addition for 30 credits: Final oral exam, based on the fieldwork and the course literature
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Admission

Application deadline

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Admission requirements

The course is designed for students from preschool and primary school teacher education institutions, but students from other academic areas may also be accepted. Students must have completed at least one year of their undergraduate degree studies at their home institution in order to be accepted.

Programme information

Facts

Multicultural Identity in a Global World January 2018 The course offers options of 20 or 30 ECTS, for the periods of 3 or 4 months. One semester Pilestredet, Oslo English .

More about the programme

Please visit  student.hioa.no for information about being a HiOA student, as well as more information about this programme:

Contact us

Academic coordinator: Marcela Bustos

Administrative coordinator: Team International

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