Cultural Encounters

Cultural Encounters focuses on the study of cultural identities and symbolic representational and interpretational forms through an international, cross-cultural and global perspective. It is particularly concerned with problems related to processes where cultural identities and representations interact and are exchanged. As such the study programme reflects a cultural interface resulting from the intensified processes of globalisation and internationalisation.


The humanities and the social sciences have in the 20th century and particularly post-1980 experienced what has become known as 'the linguistic turn', i.e. a general acceptance of the fact that language does not simply mirror society, but plays a constitutive role in the social practice by structuring experiences of reality, identities, ideologies and politics. Therefore, the linguistic dimension is both a natural and necessary element in any general cultural studies programme. 

The study programme Cultural Encounters consists of 3 modules, each module is the equivalent of 1 semester (one semester corresponds to 6 months and 30 ECTS points). Cultural Encounters must be combined with one of the other study programmes available at RU.

Program details

Academic level(s)Bachelor,Master
CountryDenmark
Language of instructionEnglish
InstitutionRoskilde University
Fields of studyBasic/broad, general programmes
Tagsmultidisciplinaryglobalizationidentity
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