Hamilton College in Sweden
- The Swedish Program: Liberal Arts at the Stockhom School of Economics , primarily recommended for students intending to work on advanced projects in the social sciences, focuses on how Sweden has addressed political, social, artistic, and economic issues relevant to all advanced societies.
- The curriculum reflects the country's innovative responses to public policy challenges such as environmental protection, gender equality, women's issues, immigration, workplace democracy, day-care, health care, and education; topics which are pursued in an interdisciplinary and critical tradition. Comparative study compares and contrasts Swedish social and economic policies with those of the United States and its European neighbors. Course work also includes the required study of Swedish language as well as offerings in Swedish literature, film, art, and architecture. All content courses are taught in English. Classes promote experiential learning through direct observation and discussion with Swedi sh professionals, and students are expected to keep journals in order to record and interpret their everyday experiences.
- Field trips have included visits to the Swedish Parliament, art museums, the Royal Theater, public schools and private companies. The fall semester program offers an extended excursion to the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago while in the spring semester students travel to the Dalarna region 200 miles north of the Stockholm. An optional excursion is also offered to the island of Gotland.
- Program participants have the option of living with a Swedish family or in university-owned apartments throughout the city.
- Eligibility: Background in sociology, anthropology, and/or political science. Detailed plan of study.
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