Department of Culture and Learning

International Cultural Studies

Courses and Projects

Courses and Projects

Pedagogical Approach

Some of the course units take the form of lectures with up to 100 students attending. More often the course unit will take place as a seminar enrolling 5-30 students. Students are expected to actively participate by contributing to discussions and presenting papers.

Class Sessions

The classes usually meet once each week for two hours during the first eight to ten weeks of the semester.

Course Prefixes

Course prefixes in the course list are used to help you identify the programme in which the course is offered.

ENG: English Language and Culture
IBC: International Business Communication
LISE: Languages and International Studies
CCG: Culture, Communication and Globalization

The course prefixes will also help you identify the number of semesters a Danish student must have studied to enroll in the course. For example, CCG-7 is a course for 7th semester specialising in Culture, Communication and Globalization. Courses taken during the 7th, 8th and 9th semesters are master's level courses. Although master's level courses, they are available to undergraduate guest/exchange students within ICS.


Courses are taught in English and Spanish. Students with intermediate or advanced Danish-language proficiency may select from a wide-range of courses that are taught in Danish.

Course Description

A schedule of courses will be given to guest students at the beginning of each semester.

What are ECTS credits?

ECTS credits are a numerical value (between 1 and 60) given to course units to describe the student workload required to complete them. They reflect the quantity of work each course unit requires in relation to the total quantity of work necessary to complete a full year of academic study at the institution. Lectures, practical work, seminars, tutorials, fieldwork, private study (in the library or at home) and examinations are included when estimating the quantity of work required for a course or a project.

In other words, one ECTS credit approximately reflects 28 student working hours, including participation in lecture sessions, readings, preparation of class presentations, and exam work.

How are ECTS credits awarded by ICS?

Each programme affiliated with ICS allocates ECTS credit points for project work and other course-related examinations based on the study regulations of the degree programme that has been approved by the Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education.

How many ECTS credits are required for full-time enrolment?

International Cultural Studies defines a typical full-time academic programme as 30 ECTS credits for one semester and 60 ECTS points for two semesters.

ICS students are required to enroll in a minimum of 30 ECTS points. The maximum number of ECTS points allowed each semester is 35.

How many courses and examinations are typically required?

Students are typically required to complete 4-5 courses, plus a project.

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