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BSVCBE1 Crossing Borders - General Part

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

The aim of Crossing Borders General Part is that students can show an understanding of the relations between human rights, national policies and the caring professions. This awareness will include the assessment of various ways in which people may be excluded from social life. It also involves an understanding of measures to promote participation and citizenship.

Preferable if students have some English knowledge, both written and orally.

The course is in autumn. Admission is limited.

Learning Outcome

A student who has completed the course would have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge: The student...

  • has broad knowledge of concepts and policies of inclusion, participation, equal opportunities and citizenship
  • is familiar with international treaties and agreements on human rights
  • is familiar with the welfare state policies effects on professional practices
  • can update his/her knowledge in the field ofdiscrimination and exclusion

Skills: The student...

  • can apply academic knowledge and relevant results of research and development work to practical and theoretical problems and make well-founded choice
  • can reflect upon the concepts of participation, citizenship and empowerment
  • master’s relevant scholarly tools, techniques and forms of communication in English

General competence: The student..

  • has insight into relevant academic and professional ethical issues
  • can communicate important academic subject matters such as theories, developing research questions, problems and solutions, both in writing and orally in English
  • can reflect on how public policies influence field of practice relevant for social educators and social work

Entry requirements


Teaching methods

Crossing Borders involves a variety of activities like English lectures, groupwork, student led lectures in English, case solving, reflections and discussions on relevant topics in English

Compulsory learning activities

The following compulsory work requirement must be approved for students to take the exam

1. Give lecture to co students

2. Be an opponent and give feedback to student led lecture



20 minutes oral Group presentation

The assessment of this oral Group presentation takes place in the individual institutions that are involved in Crossing Borders.

Grading system

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

New exam

Students who fails on the regular examination are entitled to edit and re-present presentation to get a new evaluation.