Minority Changemaker

“We believe in a future, where the people of Europe are united in diversity across cultural, lingual and national differences.”



An academic curriculum

The academic curriculum of the 15 ECTS-points course focuses on Europe’s history, current political debates, minorities and nationalism. The organizer of the course is the Centre for Border Region Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and course responsible is Associate Professor Martin Klatt.

The teachers are all affiliated with the Centre for Border Region Studies.

Teaching method will be active learning, where the participants are obliged to engage in classroom discussions and group work. The participants will research and present cases under the guidance of the teachers.

Important info on ECTS-credit: It is not compulsory to take an exam after the programme. This is of course necessary if you want to achieve the ECTS-credit, but you are very welcome to join the academic classes out of interest without taking the exam. Please let us know on your application what you have in mind, and also if you plan to take credits on bachelor’s or master’s level.

The University of Southern Denmark strongly expects that studies such as Political Science, European Studies, History, Social Sciences etc. will accept this curriculum as merit, but please note that any approval is depended on your home university and cannot be guaranteed by the University of Southern Denmark.

This academic course will include the following topics, which will be presented theoretically and in case studies:

·       Identity and group formation

·       Ethnicity, culture, nationalism and citizenship

·       National self-determination as a principle in international law

·       Soviet minority policies

·       Minority policies in the EU

·       Minorities and majorities: language policies

·       Minorities and majorities: religious issues

·       Indigenous people today

·       Migration and minorities

NB: A full curriculum in details will be online in November 2019.
You can download a preliminary draft as pdf. Note that it is a draft and is subject to change according to the guidelines of the University of Southern Denmark.