Växjö / Kalmar, Sweden
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Course Information

Växjö / Kalmar, Sweden | 2017 Fall

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.

Academics

Through our agreement with Linnaeus University, an array of courses will be made available for you to take in English. Areas of study believed to be of most interest to USAC students are included below as a sample of what the university offers. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Linnaeus University.

In Sweden, a student usually studies one course or module at a time (consecutive scheduling) rather than several at the same time (parallel scheduling). Examination takes place after each module or part-time course and, at the end of the semester, the student receives a cumulative grade for the full-time semester course as well as individual grades for each module or for each part-time course. You are required to enroll in a minimum equivalent of 12 US credits per semester.

Swedish Language

Open only to students taking single subject courses:

  • Beginner Swedish for Exchange Students (taken for credit)
  • Intermediate Swedish (taken for credit)
  • Advanced Swedish for Foreign Students (taken for credit)
  • Introductory Swedish for Exchange Students (non-credit, highly recommended for all students)

Undergraduate Areas of Study

Recent undergraduate courses taught in English have included:

Archaeology:

  • Archaeology in Contemporary Society
  • From the Ice Age to the Viking Age: An Introduction to Scandinavian Prehistory

Biology

  • Marine Ecology
  • Wetlands and Streams
  • Zoonotic Ecology

Business Administration

  • Advertising Campaign Planning
  • Applied International Marketing
  • Business Logistics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Business Development
  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Management Accounting
  • Managing in a Global Context
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Strategic Marketing

Chemical Engineering

  • Glass Chemistry and Technology

Comparative Literature

  • Literary Perspectives

Computer and System Sciences

  • Android for Java Programmers
  • Graph Drawing
  • Programming Language Constructs
  • Publishing on the Web
  • Web 2.0 Programming

Conflict Solving

  • Negotiating Peace
  • Peace and Development Studies

Design

  • Design and Design Process
  • Drawing and Shapes
  • Furniture and Space Gestalt
  • Scandinavian Art and Design
  • Sustainable Homes

Ecology

  • Fish Ecology
  • Freshwater Biology
  • Marine Ecology

Economics and Administration

  • Business Administration
  • Event Management
  • Human Resource Management

Electrical Engineering

  • Signal Processing

English

  • Business Writing
  • Children's Literature in English-speaking Classroom

Environmental Science and Technology

  • Environmental Risk Communication
  • Industrial Ecology

Film Studies

  • Focus on Scandinavian and Swedish Film
  • Violence in Film and Literature

Forest and Wood Technology

  • Degree Project
  • Forest Industry Markets

Health Sciences

  • Health Care in an Intercultural Perspective—Caring Science with Focus on Nursing
  • Perspective on Contemporary Illness
  • The Elderly in Modern Society
  • Welfare Policy in Sweden—Caring Science with Focus on Nursing

History

  • American History X: Contemporary Debates on American History
  • From the End of the Cold War to What?
  • Introduction to the Contemporary Middle East
  • Women and Power in the Middle Ages

Informatics

  • Business Intelligence and Data Mining

International Health

  • Health and Social Work with Older Persons
  • Migration and Health
  • Public Health

Journalism

  • Analyzing Digital Journalism
  • Media in Sweden

Legal Studies

  • European Human Rights Law
  • International Commercial Law and EU Law
  • Introduction to International Law
  • The Law of Sustainable Development

Logistics

  • Business Logistics

Mathematics

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods for Physics

Mechanical Engineering

  • Industrial Design
  • Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Management in Manufacturing Industries
  • Production and Engineering Management

Media and Communications

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Media Production
  • Music and Event Management

Media Technology

  • Degree Project in Media Technology
  • Intelligent Multimedia Systems
  • Video Games—an Introduction

Physics

  • Mathematic Methods for Physics
  • Quantum Transport in Nanostructures

Political Science

  • African Politics
  • European Union Politics
  • Gender and Women in the Global South
  • International and European Law

Social Psychology

  • Intercultural Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology

Social Work

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Illness
  • The Elderly in Modern Society

Sociology

  • Culture and Interpersonal Interaction
  • Culture, Identity, and Social Conflict

Sport Science

  • Sports and Physical Education with a Swedish and International Perspective
  • Swedish Culture, Leisure, and Sports

Tourism Studies

  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Planning and Development

Graduate Level (Second-Level) Areas of Study

USAC students who have completed their bachelor's degree and/or are currently enrolled in a US university graduate program may be considered for graduate study in:

  • Business Administration
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Solving
  • Construction Engineering
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Economics Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Technology
  • English
  • Forest and Wood Technology
  • French
  • General Linguistics
  • German
  • Industrial Management and Organization
  • Informatics and System Science
  • Languages
  • Library and Information Science
  • Logistics
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Technology
  • Natural Sciences
  • Peace and Development
  • Physics
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Studies of Developing Countries
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Economics
  • Technology
  • Woodwork

Full-Time Semester/Full-Time Year Courses

Recent graduate courses taught in English have included:

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • English Language, Culture, and Society
  • English Linguistics
  • English Literature
  • Global Issues
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Peace and Development Studies

Management and Economics

  • Business Administration IV – International marketing (Graduate level)
  • Economics I and II
  • Fundamentals of Business Administration
  • International Law and Human Rights
  • Leadership and Management in International Context (Graduate level)
  • Modern Marketing Practices
  • Organization and Management Studies
  • Strategic Marketing and Design
  • Supply Chain Management

Course Descriptions

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