Amsterdam, Netherlands

Pre-University Honours Programme: Politics & Identity

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 850

As our hyper-connected world draws closer together, it falls to present and future generations to understand how this affects the political climate. Every aspect of our lives is intertwined with political decisions, as is our identity. But how can something as fluid and changeable as identity be the basis for political debate? What implications does our own identity have on our political beliefs, and how does our identity have an impact on and change the interpretations of others, and to what extend to they change our political establishments and conversations?

Over the last few decades, the topic of identity has become central to many political debates and developments. The Black Lives Matter protests, Women's Marches, Brexit, the debates on multiculturalism and migration in Europe, and the resurgence of nationalist movements in Scotland and Calatonia are just a few examples that illustrate the growing importance of identity in politics. But how should we understand identity? How do different aspects of identity relate to each other and to phenomena such as globalisation? And how can explain recent political developments? Are identity politics here to stay, or just a temporary measure? Follow this course to learn more about how to interpret all these questions.

Course leader

Luuc Brans

Target group

This programme is designed for high school students (16+ at the start of the programme) to experience (online) studying in a competitive, international environment at the Graduate School of Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. The lectures and all course materials are in English. Participants in the course will develop study skills and become acquainted with learning methods that will give them an advantage as they continue their education at University.

Course aim

At the end of the programme, students will have enhanced their knowledge of the diverse ways identity plays a role in contemporary politics while coming to terms with the ways in which their own identity is formed, and the consequences this has on their political worldview. The lectures and all course materials are in English. Participants in the course will develop study skills and become acquainted with learning methods that will give them an advantage as they continue their education at University.

Fee info

EUR 850: The tuition fee includes all course readings and materials, access to the digital library at the UvA, welcome and wrap-up sessions, live and pre-recorded lectures, access to the digital learning environment, individual feedback from our instructors on all course assignments, and a transcript or certificate of participation.

Scholarships

Please see our website for several scholarship opportunities.

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