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Political and Public Spheres and Spaces in European History and Culture

Master's level | 10 credits | Course code: EU2123
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 23 November 2020 - 17 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course highlights and problematizes, from the point of view of different disciplines, the political significance of the emergence of the public, private, and secret spheres and spaces in European history and present. The contingent division between these three spheres can be considered as one of the fundamental factors in the development of core notions and distinctions between right and obligation, society and state, traditional kingship and modern division of powers. The course traces different contexts for both conceptual and spatial distinction of the public, political, and private spheres from the Greek agora, through republican and imperial Rome, medieval and modern Europe well into the present, when the political division between the public, secret, and private is re-drawn anew. The focus on European public spaces and innovative political practices allows students to critically reflect on the historic and present conditions of access to the political sphere during its transition into the digital age.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The entry requirements for admission to the course is a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in consecutive courses in a social sciences discipline, humanities discipline or equivalent. Students at the Law programme are also eligible the course after three years of studies (180 credits, equivalent of a bachelor degree). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 14 167 SEK
First payment: 14 167 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189, studentcounselling@pol.gu.se


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