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BSVCBE1 Crossing Borders - General Part

Course description for academic year 2023/2024

Contents and structure

Crossing Borders General Part aims to show students 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 oral.

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 their knowledge in the field of discrimination and exclusion

Skills: The student...

  • can apply academic knowledge and relevant results of research and development work to practical and theoretical problems and make a 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 the 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


Assessment: 20 minutes oral Group presentation

The assessment of this oral Group presentation takes place in the institutions 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, and grade F is a fail.

New exam: Students who fail the regular examination are entitled to edit and re-present the presentation to get a new evaluation.

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