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The deadline to apply for courses
beginning in January 2023 is 17 October 2022.

Stockholm University invites students at CIVIS member universities to join an online module. Four courses are available for the second semester of the academic year 2022-23 - teaching starts in January 2023.

How to apply

On the webpage for the course listed below you will find more information about the content and entry requirements, as well as a contact person in case you have any questions.

On each course page there is a large blue button labelled 'Apply'. This will redirect you to Sweden's national application system, where you can register and submit your application for the course. Applying does not guarantee admission and you will receive notification about the decision.

You are also required to fill out this CIVIS form at the same time as you apply through the Swedish system. You must complete both processes in order to join an Open Online Course at Stockholm University and receive the CIVIS Passport afterwards.

Application deadline: 17 October 2022

ECTS Credits and CIVIS Passport

We will track your participation and offer you recognition through the CIVIS Passport at the end of your studies. Note that the CIVIS Passport is independent of the certification you will receive from Stockholm University upon successful completion of the course.
We recommend to check with your home university if ECTS credit points earned will be recognised as part of your programme of studies.

Level of study: Master ECTS: 7.5
Language: English  
Dates: 16/01/2023 - 26/03/2023  

The course gives an overview of patterns of cultural change and the diversity of theories and methods used in research on cultural evolution. You will analyse differences between humans and other animals and what lies behind the emergence of cultural complexity and diversity. You will learn about how mathematics can be an important tool for theoretical work and how to formalise ideas to generate testable hypotheses.

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*Do not forget that you also need to fill in this CIVIS form.

Level of study: Master ECTS: 7.5
Language: English  
Dates: 20/03/2023 - 04/06/2023  

After taking the first course "Cultural evolution: theory and observations", you here proceed with examining an explicit area more thoroughly. You will produce an interdisciplinary paper on a topic of your choice related to the emergence, spread or change of culture. The topic of the project will be defined in agreement with the one of the teachers who is specialised in your area of interest and should be theoretically grounded in one of the research fields within the humanities or social or natural sciences.

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Level of study: Master ECTS: 7.5
Language: English  
Dates:16/01/2023 - 26/03/2023  

The course provides knowledge about how environments and remnants of 20th century Sweden and Europe today are re-interpreted and used for new purposes. Three areas in which different aspects of a contemporary interest in the past are in focus. The first area concerns industrial heritage, the second involves problematic heritages (e.g. the Cold War) and the third relates to different forms of nostalgia. The teaching critically discusses our time's use of the past. The teaching methods integrate reading, exercises, study visits and discussions.

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*Do not forget that you also need to fill in this CIVIS form.

Level of study: Master ECTS: 7.5
Language: English  
Dates:16/01/2023 - 26/03/2023  

By focusing on conditions of “leaving”, “arrival”, and “living”, in regards to class, gender, race, religion, and generation this course aims to shed light on interrelated concepts that are relevant to understand an increasingly globalized world and contemporary diverse societies. The main objective of this course is to examine transnational and translocational positionality and will introduce gendered, generational, and classed accounts of 'home' as well as migratory experiences.

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*Do not forget that you also need to fill in this CIVIS form.