Subject B

Subject B will take place on Wednesdays (2-3 hours pr. week)

Coup or revolution

The Rise of the People – revolutions and revolts from angry peasants to environmental activists

Every generation has its own rebellions and hopes for a better future. Suppressed individuals and people has always found ways to protest and express their anger, claims and ideas of change and justice. Democracy, political rights and institutions, equality, freedom of speech and expression are examples of practices and institutions we consider universal, but they are all a product of past conflicts where people mobilized to challenge the status quo.

Today the call for equal rights, environmental action and end to racism echoes throughout the world and spread as fast as a hashtag can carry them. Even though modern movements and rebellions like #metoo or climate justice works much different than The French Revolution or peasants rebelling in the middle ages, they all evolve from shared elements of social and political injustice and wish of change.

In this class we will discuss how social and political movements and revolts has changed the world throughout history. You will learn more about the importance of involvement and how to participate and act in social and political discussions of today through workshops, class discussions and practical projects. In the end you will know the history and understand how movements rise and influence people – and perhaps even rebel a little yourself.

Teacher: Drude Bill

World religions


World Religions - with a focus on the religious communities of minorities

From an objective point of view we will learn more about Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Buddhism and religion as such in a postmodern society: Traditions, texts, interpretations and significance in society.

With a basic understanding of religious practice we discuss the role of religions in the lives of minorities individually and as communities. We learn from the examples at hand in the Danish-German border region historically and present from accounts by actors engaged in this and visiting churches of the minorities.

This naturally leads to an involvement of the participants, knowledge and experiences from hometown and -countries. How important is religion and religious institutions to minorities defining identity, culture and traditions?

Teacher: Maria Strøm

Photo: Flickr

Opera and classical music

Opera is an art that requires attention from several of our senses. The interaction between music, scene and lyrics is quite demanding, but if you break the code, you’re all ears. We open the doors to this world with great pieces such as Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, which contains both beautiful music, something as unusual as cold-blood love, comedy and seriousness all in one.

You will also get an introduction to other forms of classical music, as symphonies and concerts, hear about different composers and discuss the characteristics of music in different periods of history.

Teacher: Rigmor Eybye

Photo: Wikimedia Commons
History of art

From cave paintings to deconstruction. In this subject, we explore the greatest points in the history of art. You will hear about the importance of art in culture and religion and how that art reflects culture in different eras, from the first traces of the primitive man to the modern contemporary art. 

Teacher: Ole Præstkær Jørgensen


Practical projects

In this subject, you will have the opportunity to participate and lead different parts of a practical project, as well as solving different practical tasks in collaboration with others. In this subject, the results of your work, and the work of your team, will be visible to everyone visiting the school.

The subject will consist of a combination of theory and practice in the form of planning and execution of a project. We are currently working on making a green and sustainable area east of the lake next to the school, and as part of this project, you will assist in building a shelter in this area, which can be used by you and future Minority Changemaker Programme students. The project aims to contribute to the UN’s 17 development goals, and you will be part of the first team in 2020 to work on this sustainable project. Furthermore, this subject compliments the other subject ’personal development and leadership’ well.

You can consider this subject as well as your entire stay at Jaruplund Højskole, as a platform for inspiration and shaping of your future – in an unforgettable community, where the voices of minorities are heard and respected in all of Europe.

Teacher: Kay Boysen