The refugee crisis, the migration crises, the Schengen crisis, the crisis of the secular state, the economic crisis, the Greek crisis, the value crisis, the solidarity crisis, the democracy crisis, the Ukraine crisis, the Brexit crisis, the identity crisis and the existential crisis… Europe seems to be in trouble and on the verge of disintegration. But what is that “Europe” exactly?
The Erasmus Mundus master’s programme Euroculture, hosted by the University of Groningen, has developed a MOOC that answers these and other questions related to European culture and politics. The course is a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort with the universities of Göttingen, Krakow and Uppsala. Designed for students with a personal and/or professional interest in Europe, politics and culture, the course aims to show the interrelations between politics and culture in post-Second World War European integration. Participants study the construction of Europe and European identity by studying six topics, including religion, modernity and the nation-state.
This online course will be offered for the first time in 2016. It will start on September 26 and run for six weeks. Online registration is possible (and free!) via futurelearn.com/courses/european-culture.
Together with students from all over the world, participants will learn to explain Europe beyond a geographical territory, and beyond a political union, and propose innovative and sustainable solutions to the problems facing Europe today.
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