Netherlands, Utrecht

Dutch Culture in a European Context

when 2 July 2012 - 10 August 2012
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee EUR 1915

In the first two weeks students will analyse how national cultures are affected by and react to the European integration process. Subsequently they will focus on the national identity of the various countries to help understand the complicated structure of Europe and the motives for integration as well as the obstacles on the way to European unity. An excursion to Brussels (the seat of the European Commission) is included.

In the next four weeks the course will focus further on the Dutch identity, including issues as tolerance and ‘pillarization’. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions that the Netherlands developed from the Dutch Golden Age to the present day in painting, literature, poetry and filmmaking.

Course leader

Dr. Jaap Verheul

Target group

The programme is open for participants from all disciplines, although the course will focus on the humanities and social sciences.

Course aim

This course introduces students to the history, society and culture of Europe and the Netherlands. By studying Dutch society and culture in an international context, the programme offers the participating students an incentive to reflect anew on their own culture and society in an international atmosphere.

Credits info

9.9 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1915: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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