Studies & Degrees in Euroculture
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Euroculture is not just a study of the culture of Europe but it is a course aiming to teach students everything—from history, current problems, social development, and even government issues—about Europe and the European institutions. Unlike most European studies, Euroculture uses a multidisciplinary approach to make students understand and appreciate the development of social-cultural dimension (i.e. its inheritance, standards, values, and citizenship), current political governance and issues, and how all of these affect European society. Although its development is only a decade ago, Euroculture is a popular course among students simply because it lets them experience and learn everything about culturally-diverse countries.
The development of Euroculture started in 1998 at the University of Uppsala. A taskforce, called the Task Force European Modules, was established to develop a European studies program with an overall concept of adopting an integral approach to European studies, interdisciplinary, and involving partnership with other universities in different countries. The universities of San Sebastian of Spain, Gottingen of Germany, Strasbourg of France, Udine of Italy, Uppsala of Sweden, and Groningen of Netherlands were the first to join the Euroculture network and were the first ones to launch the program in 1999. By 2000, these universities officially offered the program to their students. The years between 2000 and 2004 saw the strengthening of the partnership within the universities included in the Euroculture network and the addition of new partners namely the universities of Krakow of Poland, and Olomouc of the Czech Republic. With the participation of the universities of San Sebastian, Gottingen, Uppsala, Groningen, Krakow, and Olomouc, the Euroculture Erasmus Mundus Consortium was established by May of 2005. Since then until in the year 2007, these consortium universities accepted Erasmus Mundus students and scholars.
Students who are interested in taking Euroculture can expect a length of approximately 16 months of full-time studying which will include a semester at their home university (i.e. any university of their choice) and another semester in a partner university or host university after which they will go back to their home universities where the internship and research part of the program will be completed. Students will learn about the core concepts of European culture including the people, communities, cultures, cultural meanings and values, politics, and government programs and actions. Students will also be able to understand the development of cultural identities, transformation processes, and the impact of politics on culture and vice versa. Universities who offer Euroculture prepare their students for employment by requiring them to undergo internship wherein they are provided with the necessary preparations for the professional world they will enter after graduation. Students will be able to get internship in organizations and institutions related to European affairs like embassies, ministries of education or culture, and regional organizations.
With extensive knowledge on European institutions, current issues and their effects on European culture, students will have a lot of choices when it comes to career path. Graduates of Euroculture can find career opportunities in embassies, European institutions, educational and research institutions, media, public relations, law, museums and exhibitions, cultural management, tourism, immigrant organizations, and even in churches or church institutions.