Collaborating on Crisis Studies in Sweden and the United States: Problem Solving via Digital Technologies, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 25%, Distance learning

    Start date: 29 August 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-55064 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Final school grades (60%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (40%)

    Outline for distance course: The course is based on scheduled digital seminars, group work, and independent studies. Teaching and examinations take place in the online learning environment and via virtual meetings with students from Uppsala University and Augustana College. Three seminars will be held on campus in Uppsala. The teaching is mainly conducted through study instructions, exercises, and virtual discussions. Access to a computer with internet connection is a requirement. Taking a distance learning course provides you with a significant degree of freedom to choose when you wish to study. Note, however, that the course requires as much effort as a regular campus course.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 3

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

    Registration: 1 August 2022 – 21 August 2022

Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English 6


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 11,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 11,250

About the course

This transatlantic digital course trains students in conducting problem-solving group work on the ways in which U.S. and Swedish societies, both past and present, make sense of crises. The course is centred around multi-week collaborations of students from Uppsala University and Augustana College predominantly using online platforms and virtual meetings. It offers students a rare opportunity to collaborate with peers across the Atlantic using digital technologies.

The course compares the different ways that the United States and Sweden have faced challenges relating to for example politics and democracy, economy and labour, diplomacy and foreign policy, environmental sustainability and climate change, public health and pandemic response. Each semester, the course will cover a selection of these themes. By drawing on research in fields such as American Studies, Scandinavian Studies, language and rhetoric, political science, and history, the course seeks interdisciplinary understandings of crisis while teaching collaborative methods for addressing it.

More information


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