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Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom

Copenhagen

Study Abroad in English

SUMMER 2012

www.dis.dk

SESSION 1: MAY 23 - JUNE 14 & SESSION 2: JUNE 17 - JULY 6

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: JUNE 17 - AUG 3

Business Child Development Design & Society Environmental Studies Gender & Sexuality HIV/AIDS Holocaust & Genocide Human Trafficking

Architecture Furniture Design Information Design Interior Architecture Pre-Architecture Textile Design Urban Design

Islam in Europe Neuropsychology Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Psychology Public Health Sociology Sustainability


An Open Letter to Future DIS Students... Dear student, DIS is a Danish non-profit educational institution that since 1959 has offered American college students high quality study abroad summer programs in Copenhagen. Courses are taught in English by mostly Danish faculty and come with course-integrated study tours all over Europe (except Session 1). Your choice of college was important for your life and future - your study abroad summer program is also as important. Here are four student quotes to give you a taste of what DIS and Copenhagen are about: “I really enjoyed my course. It was fun and very interesting - I got a lot of practical experience.” “I loved living in a new country, becoming so much more independent and growing personally. I really took initiative with my Danish visiting host family.” “Every day in Denmark held some type of highlight I want to remember for the rest of my life. The study tours and field studies were a huge highlight, especially as they enabled me to bond with people in my class.” “One of my highlights was biking independently in Copenhagen... and really experiencing the city.” The global world and increased international competition make it useful for you to learn to live and function in the world outside the U.S. Even a few weeks can make a lasting impact on your life. DIS offers you to enhance your major and acquire intercultural leadership skills. We offer you an academically rigorous, socially fun, and eye-opening summer program in Denmark and Europe – with transfer of credit and grades to your home university.

Vi ses i København/See you in Copenhagen! Med venlig hilsen/Kind regards,

DIS Copenhagen Office DIS · Danish Institute for Study Abroad Vestergade 5-7 DK-1456 Copenhagen K, Denmark Phone: +45 3311 0144 Fax: +45 3393 2624 E-mail: dis@dis.dk

Anders Uhrskov Director DIS · Danish Institute for Study Abroad

A PARTNER IN INTERNATIONALIZATION FOR U.S. UNIVERSITIES DIS North American Office DIS · Danish Institute for Study Abroad University of Minnesota 1313 Fifth Street SE, Suite 113 Minneapolis, MN 55414 Phone: 800 247 3477 or 612 627 0140 Fax: 612 627 0141 E-mail: dis@umn.edu

DIS – Danish Institute for Study Abroad was established in 1959 and is recognized by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. DIS offers a high-quality comprehensive study abroad program in Copenhagen, taught in English for American undergraduate students. Students are offered academic and intercultural leadership training for the global world through interactive classes enhanced by experiential learning, study tours, and intercultural immersion options. Credit and grade transfer to the most selective U.S. universities and colleges is available.

http://www.dis.dk/


Contents

AN INTRODUCTION TO DIS

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DIS in the Words of the Director, Anders Uhrskov

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Welcome to Summer at DIS: Academic & Housing Options

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Student Impressions

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Discover Copenhagen in the Summer

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SESSION 1: MAY 23 - JUNE 14 路 SESSION 2: JUNE 17 - JULY 6

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Academic Calendar

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Course Descriptions

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ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN: JUNE 17 - AUGUST 3

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Architecture & Design

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Furniture Design

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Textile Design

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Academic Calendar

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Course Descriptions

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REFERENCE 14 Admission. Application.

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Tuition & Fees

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Faculty-led Summer Programs

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Map of Copenhagen

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For Fall and Spring semester options at DIS, please see the separate DIS Fall and Spring Catalog, which can be ordered online at: http://www.dis.dk/catalog/

http://www.dis.dk/


DIS in the Words of the Director, Anders Uhrskov DIS is located in the historic Latin Quarter in the very center of Copenhagen. It is the city of bicycles, car-free streets, plazas, parks, and canals. It has 1.8 million people, is pleasant, with a relatively low crime rate and an efficient public transportation system. Copenhagen is both cool and metropolitan. It is also hyggelig (cozy) and with fantastic design - a modern city, but almost 1000 years old. A DIS student wrote: “Copenhagen is a beautiful and unique city. One highlight was getting a bike, as I really felt acclimatized to the society and the culture once in the bike lane.”

You learn with your mind and your heart. Deep learning, learning that stays with you, must be securely anchored in your own values and identity. Studying abroad provides you with unique opportunities - in a dialogue with people from different cultures - to explore and examine your own values and identity. Who am I really? Is there anything I believe in from the bottom of my heart? What is it? The DIS curriculum focuses on the burning issues of our time. You will learn to analyze complex, often contradictary, opinions about how best to organize and protect the future of our world: how can we make cities livable, designed to promote quality of life for their inhabitants? How can tendencies toward nationalism and patriotism live peacefully beside growing multiculturalism? How shall our societies resolve conflicting health-care priorities? DIS aspires to prepare you to meet the real problems we will all face today and in the future. To some extent we have to live with ambiguity and unsolvable dilemmas, but only by confronting the contradictions and complications can we hope to achieve lasting, sustainable, and positive changes in this world.

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Today globalization is only in its early stage. We assume that the future globalization means ever faster and more profound change, and ever more complexity on all levels of life. Without conscious awareness of your own identity, values and goals, you will drift on the stormy waters of the future like a ship without weight and directions.

Denmark with 5.5 million people is one-third the size of Florida. It is a democratic welfare society with a high degree of freedom and an advanced market economy. Denmark is both the oldest monarchy in the world and the country with the most equal distribution of income. The many bicycles and windmills you will see in Denmark illustrate that sustainability is a top priority for the Danish government and its people. A DIS student wrote: “I had to come to this little country to realize how diverse and unlimited the world is. Studying with DIS, living in Copenhagen, and going on study tours in Europe - it all empowered me. Now I know I can meet any challenge!”

From Denmark you will have easy access to the rest of continental Europe. Through DIS organized study tours, you will familiarize yourself with Europe’s rich heritage, culture and current affairs.

http://www.dis.dk/about-dis/


SUMMER AT DIS

Welcome to Summer at DIS

HOUSING OPTIONS You have two housing options during the summer at DIS: The DIS Residential Community and the Danish kollegium. DIS RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY Live with other DIS students in a DIS housing facility. The facilities are all relatively centrally located and furnished. The sizes vary and two or more students often share a room. You will either share a kitchenette and a bathroom with your roommates, or share a common kitchen and bathrooms with fellow DIS students living in the same building. You will experience a great social life connected to your academic environment. KOLLEGIUM This is Danish for a student residence hall. European universities usually do not have campuses; consequently, kollegiums are used by students from various universities and colleges. We have divided the kollegiums into three categories: DIS SUMMER OPTIONS Summer study abroad offers a stimulating and exciting experience, and at DIS, the focus is on maximizing your time both academically and culturally. If you choose summer study abroad at DIS, you will have the opportunity to further your academic goals and travel in Europe with DIS while learning about what you see (except in Session 1), meet Danes and encounter many opportunities for personal growth. FLEXIBLE COURSE CHOICE Session 1 and Session 2 courses at DIS offer great flexibility in terms of length of study and course selection. You can choose just one three-week course from either Session 1 or Session 2, or you can combine one course from each session to create a six-week study abroad period. Around half of the summer students enroll in both sessions, spending six weeks in Copenhagen, while the other half take just one session. If, however, you choose Architecture & Design, Furniture Design or Textile Design, these are fully integrated programs of seven weeks.

http://www.dis.dk/about-dis/

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT DIS? DIS was founded in 1959, making it one of the longest established study abroad programs in Europe. At DIS, the academic topics are focused and cutting-edge, from Human Trafficking and Public Health to Sustainability and Scandinavian Furniture Design, and much more. The academic quality at DIS is high, although different from what you are used to at home. DIS does not try to mirror your home institution, but has developed a unique study abroad quality. DIS is challenging and you are expected to prepare for and attend classes, work with assignments, and take responsibility for your own learning. Most DIS courses are taught in English by permanent part-time Danish faculty who hold full-time positions in academia, government, business and the professions. They ‘teach what they do,’ adding a unique real-life perspective to the classroom theory.

Traditional kollegiums: Live in a kollegium where there is a possibility for social events and informal get togethers with other residents. You share the kitchen with 10-12 other residents and will typically have your own room and bathroom, or a double room that you share with another DIS student. International kollegiums: Boost your study experience with an international influence and choose to live in kollegiums with international students. In this independent apartment-style setting, you will usually share a bathroom and common facilities with one or two students, or be in a facility where you share only the kitchen with three other students. Independent apartment-style kollegiums: Choose to lead an independent lifestyle and live in one of DIS’ independent apartmentstyle kollegiums. You will have your own room, bathroom and kitchenette. These kollegiums generally do not offer social activities as there are typically no common facilities.

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Student Impressions

‘’The study tours were very intuitive. They actually changed the way I design architecturally.” ADRIAN RICHARDSON | RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN | INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE | 2011 “The academic atmosphere at DIS is really, really good. The facilities - the working rooms we are provided with, the different building locations that we have lectures in, and the design studios - are perfect. There is always a lot of natural light, which is what a lot of Scandinavian design focuses on. I feel very comfortable and I actually prefer the academic atmosphere to home. “I really didn’t know what to expect coming to DIS; I was worried my skill set was not up to par in terms of other students and the academic expectations, but it is not a competitive situation here... it is a teaching atmosphere, and everyone has been very helpful in my learning process. I love the study tours, which were very intuitive. They actually changed the way I design architecturally and inspired me to approach my designs in a different manner.”

ALLIE HIBBS | CONNECTICUT COLLEGE | CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS | 2011

NATALIE RICCI | MIAMI UNIVERSITY | HUMAN HEALTH & DISEASE | 2011

DANNEKA MILLER | U OF MINNESOTA, TWIN CITIES | PSYCHOLOGY | 2011

“DIS has been such a wonderful experience and I have enjoyed every minute of my time here. The people I have met and interacted with - DIS faculty and staff, fellow students and Danes - have had such a positive impact on me.

“This was probably the most relevant science course that I have taken. I learned clinical skills and a lot of practical information about what doctors do on a daily basis. The hands-on aspect of the course taught us more than just what learning the general science aspects in the classroom could ever have done.

“I studied Children with Special Needs in Session 1 and Positive Psychology in Session 2. A highlight and something I really enjoyed and benefitted from was the the practicum element that was part of the Children with Special Needs class. It gave me a totally unique view into Danish society on a professional level. We were able to take the topics that we focused on in the classroom out into the real world.

“I learned a lot about myself, others, and the local culture during my time in Denmark. I am so appreciative for this whole experience and will take so much home with me. It was an amazing period of personal development. It helped me develop my outlook on life and the explore options I have in the future, both academically and in my personal life. ”

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“I also really appreciated all of my instructors at DIS. They were great teachers and I learned a lot from them. They kept things simple enough so I could follow but there was enough complexity to feel like I was being challenged.”

“At DIS you’re not just learning in the classroom or reading text books - you actually get to go and interact with children, and with adults in the profession.”

http://www.dis.dk/about-dis/


COPENHAGEN: EXPERIENCE THE NEW Copenhagen is a friendly, open city filled with cute cafés, varied clubs that regularly host international bands and DJs, cool clothing stores, and a large number of clean parks and beaches. Thanks to an excellent transport system, compact city center, bicycle paths practically everywhere and DIS’ central location, the life and soul of Copenhagen are easy to discover. SMALL-TOWN METROPOLIS Copenhagen is a metropolis of 1.8 million people. It is the capital of Denmark and the center of the Danish-Swedish Øresund Region, with a population of 3.8 million. Yet it has an inviting small-town atmosphere of friendliness, intimacy and safety. A dense network of walking streets, squares and waterfronts cover the old downtown area where DIS is located. Denmark may be an ultra-efficient country, but Danes also know how to relax and have fun. You will truly enjoy the cozy vibe of this happening European capital.

SUMMER AT DIS

Discover Copenhagen in the Summer

Creative Copenhagen Copenhagen has a long-established reputation for being a fashionable and culturally forward-thinking capital, with sleek design, great shopping, concerts, indigenous cinema, festivals, and welldressed locals. Street art, galleries, groundbreaking architecture, ethnic restaurants, the Royal Opera, and open-air jazz performances complete the reality of an active European capital. Over 15 hours of daylight, a Jazz festival, the open-air Distortion electronic music festival, and many other events makes Copenhagen and exciting place to be in the summer.

Summer Events in Copenhagen 2012 Late May - Early June

The Distortion music festival takes over the streets of Copenhagen

June 23

Midsummer Eve, or ‘Sankthans Aften’ is celebrated with bonfires around the city

Early July

Roskilde Music Festival - one of the largest rock festivals in the world - is held every year just outside Copenhagen

Mid-July

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival

Late July - Early August

Copenhagen Summer Festival (Classical Music)

Mid-August

The Copenhagen Fashion Festival

Late August

Copenhagen Pride week

http://www.dis.dk/summer/

Media Recognition... •C  openhagen was named one of the top 10 study abroad cities in 2011 - and DIS honored as the top program in Denmark (Abroad101, 2011) •C  openhagen was named the world’s second most livable city in 2010 and the most livable in 2008 (Monocle Magazine) •T  he New York Times named Copenhagen in its top five global cities to visit (New York Times Travel, 2010) •C  openhagen was topped the list of Europe’s most sustainable cities (Economist Intelligence Unit, 2010) •C  openhagen is Europe’s coolest green city according to one of the world’s leading environmental affairs magazines (The Ecologist, 2010)

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Session 1 & Session 2

WHAT DO WE OFFER? • DIS offers 25 3-week, 3-credit courses within a variety of academic fields across Sessions 1 & 2. • You can choose to enroll in one course for 3 credits, either in Session 1 or Session 2 or you can enroll in two courses for 6 credits, one in Session 1 and one in Session 2. • In Session 1, the courses run for three weeks in Copenhagen. In Session 2, the courses include a five-day study tour in Europe. This explains the price difference between Session 1 and Session 2. • If you choose to combine a Session 1 and a Session 2 courses for a total of 6 weeks/6 credits, DIS offers a combination-discount of $570 (see Tuition & Fees on p. 15). •Y  ou can combine any two different courses from Sessions 1 & 2, allowing you to focus within the same academic field or to diversify. Some courses are offered in Sessions 1 & 2 and cannot be taken in both.

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Session 1 & 2: Academic Calendar 2012 SESSION 1 Tue May 22

Latest departure from the U.S.

Wed May 23

Arrival in Copenhagen. First day of DIS housing. Housing introduction.

Thu May 24

Start of programs. Opening Ceremony. Arrival Workshop/Start of classes.

Thu June 14

End Summer Session 1

Fri June 15

Last day of DIS housing & earliest departure to the U.S. for ‘Session 1 only’ students.

SESSION 2 Sat June 16

Latest departure from the U.S. for ‘Session 2 only’ students

Sun June 17

Arrival in Copenhagen. First day of DIS housing for ‘Session 2 only’ students. Housing introduction.

Mon June 18

Start of programs. Opening Ceremony. Arrival Workshop/Start of classes.

Sun-Fri June 24-29

Course-integrated study tours

Mon July 2

Classes resume in Copenhagen

Fri July 6

End of Summer Session 2

Sat July 7

Last day of DIS housing & earliest departure for U.S.

http://www.dis.dk/summer-courses/


• Adolescence in Northern Europe (incl. practicum)

• Children in a Multicultural Context (study tour to Istanbul)

• Children with Special Needs

• European Business Strategy (study tour to Paris)

• Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practice

Child Development. Psychology. Sociology.

Adolescence in Northern Europe This course examines Northern European contexts for teen development. Students analyze issues of identity, autonomy, intimacy, family dynamics and peer relations from a crosscultural perspective and employ psycho-social approaches to view interpersonal aggression among Danish youth.

• Free Speech & Islam in Europe

Instructor: Maja Sbahi-Biehl. Cand.comm. (Communication and Educational Studies, Roskilde University, 2004). B.A. (Speech and Communication, San Francisco State University, 1998). Interpreter and pedagogical supervisor for Turkish youth, Farum municipality, 1999-2000. With DIS since 2005.

• Health Delivery & Prioritization in Northern Europe

Child Development. Education. Minority Studies.

• Human Trafficking in a Global Context

• Human Health & Disease: A Clinical Approach

Session 2. Includes a study tour to Istanbul. 3 credits.

• International Advertising

Based on readings and student experiences at their practicum sites, this seminar examines practices around the terms ethnic diversity, the good childhood, ethnicity and multiculturalism in Danish culture, education, and social policy. Cultural and educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, the influence of culture on education, and Nordic philosophies on nature and play will be thoroughly examined. Students will experience the truly multicultural city of Istanbul through visits to childcare institutions, education facilities, and local community-based organizations working with children and families. The ties between the Danish and Turkish philosophies and society will be explored through both academic and cultural visits.

Children with Special Needs Session 1. Includes practicum in Copenhagen. 3 credits. This course provides a sociocultural lens through which to study children and families with special needs and settings for their support while considering the impact of inclusive education and related government policy. The seminar examines the cultural dilemmas of working with children who may have diagnoses while also recognizing and supporting the child’s perspective on the good life, the right to play, friendship, and learning. Instructor: Rita Tisdall. Social Pedagogue, Cand. mag. (International Education and Development Studies, University of Copenhagen). Special Needs/ Inclusive Education and Development Advisor since 1997 with the Danish University of Education and Copenhagen Municipality, Danish Council of Organizations of Disabled People, MS and Action Aid Nepal, Ministry of Education, Nepal. With DIS since 2008. Business. Environmental Studies. Management.

• Holocaust & Genocide (study tour to Poland) • Human Health & Disease: A Clinical Approach (study tour to Berlin) • Human Trafficking & Prostitution (study tour to Amsterdam) • Humanitarian Law & Armed Conflicts (study tour to Bosnia & Herzegovina)

• Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS • Positive Psychology

• Positive Psychology (study tour to Scotland)

• The Social Brain: The Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors

• Psychology of Human Sexuality (study tour to Brussels)

NON-SESSION COURSE: Greenland Field Work (course takes place during the three first weeks in August, primarily in Greenland)

Instructors:

Child Development. Anthropology. Sociology. Education.

• Health Delivery & Prioritization in Northern Europe (study tour to Netherlands)

• Gender & Sexuality in Scandinavia

Children in a Multicultural Context

Maja Sbahi-Biehl. (See Adolescence in Northern Europe).

• European Clinical Psychology (study tour to Vienna)

• Design & Society in Denmark

Session 1. Includes practicum in Copenhagen. 3 credits.

Judith Wagner. Visiting faculty. M.A. in education, University of Toledo. Ph.D. in child development and teacher education, University of Pittsburgh. Holds credentials in preschool, elementary and secondary education, and has taught at all levels, from preschool to university. Director, Broadoaks Children’s School at Whittier College, since 1984.

Session 2: June 17–July 6

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practice Session 1. 3 credits. A study of the ways in which different actors address sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The main focus will be on Scandinavian corporations and their responses to demands and expectations from stakeholders such as governments, NGOs, investors, and consumers with regard to corporate social, environmental and ethical performance, including human rights, environmental issues, working conditions, diversity, etc. Instructors: Anne Brandt Christiansen. Cand.jur. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 1995) and Advokat (Danish Bar). Chairman of the NGO HopeNow, has worked with anti-trafficking in Denmark and internationally since 2007, including the Danish Red Cross. Has worked with CSR and sustainability for corporations in Denmark and internationally since 2000. With DIS since 2007. Karim Jabbar. Cand.merc. (International Business Administration and Development Studies, Copenhagen Business School, 2001). Program Manager at the Delegation of the European Commission in Cotonou, Benin, 2002-2003. Managing Director for a travel company with subsidiaries in 5 African countries, 2004-2007. With DIS since 2009.

• Sustainable Technology & Responses to Climate Change (study tour to Norway)

Design & Society in Denmark Session 1. 3 credits. Denmark has a national design policy, a requirement for design education in the public schools, and exceptional architectural and product design. Students will explore the connection between design and society within such themes as urban design, public transportation, housing, child care and education, and sustainability. Each student will compile and edit their visual notes (photos, sketches, etc.), reflections and ideas into a comprehensive notebook. Students are expected to provide their own sketchbook and digital camera. Instructor: Courtney D. Coyne-Jensen. Architect, M.A.A./ Ph.D. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2000). M.Phil. (Cambridge Univ., 1999). B.Arch. (DAAP, 1995). Sr. Lecturer, Victoria Univ., NZ, 2005-6. Lecturer, Witwatersrand Univ., ZA, 2002-3. Young Artist Grant from Danish National Arts Foundation, 2001-2. Practicing with architectural offices in DK, ZA, DE, UK & US. With DIS since 2000. Business. Management. Economics.

Architecture. Design

http://www.dis.dk/summer-courses/

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SESSION 1 & SESSION 2

Session 1: May 23–June 14

Course Descriptions


Course Descriptions

European Business Strategy Session 2. Includes study tour to Paris. 3 credits. You will examine the macro environment under which companies in Europe operate and analyze the business strategies implemented by some of these companies. The course provides you with a unique hands-on learning experience working in teams to complete and present a research project associated with a sponsor company. The tour to Paris features highly topical visits to international institutions, plus visits to historical and cultural sites providing you with an opportunity to gain first-hand insight and apply academic concepts to real-life. Prerequisites: One-semester courses in both micro- and macroeconomics at the university level. Instructors: Niels Hald. Cand.polit. (Economics, University of Copenhagen, 1979). Secretary General and CEO, The Danish Brewers Association and The Danish Softdrink Association. Counsellor of Embassy, Deputy to the Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Denmark to the EU, 1992-1996. With DIS 1988-1992 and since 2002. Susanne Goul Hovmand. Cand.merc. (International Business, Copenhagen Business School, 1999). Marketing Research Consultant, Harrigan-Bodick, Inc. New York, 2000- 2001. TNS Gallup A/S Copenhagen, 2002-2006. External Lecturer, Copenhagen Business School, 2003-2005. With DIS since 2006. Karim Jabbar. (See Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practice). Psychology.

European Clinical Psychology Session 2. Includes study tour to Vienna. 3 Credits. This provides an overview of the European/Danish clinical psychology field both as a scientific discipline and as a profession. We will cover theories of abnormality, psychological disorders, assessment and treatment approaches, preventative measures, and psychological problem areas related to health and culture. Applying a macro-level analysis, we will discuss controversial issues in the field and consider possible differences between the U.S. and Europe. On the tour to Vienna, students will be able to explore the roots of clinical psychology from Freudian to present-day techniques. Prerequisites: One course in abnormal psychology. Instructor: Julie Warberg. Cand.psych. (Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 2011). B.S. (Psychology, Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2009 and 2005). Teacher, Clinical Psychology in Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen. Research Assistant at the Centre for Work and Organizational Psychology. With DIS since 2010. Anthropology. Political Science. Religious Studies. Sociology.

Free Speech & Islam in Europe Session 1. 3 credits. This is a course on the Danish Muhammad Cartoon Crisis. It offers case study research into the social, political, and cultural issues underlying this crisis, using topics and methods from political science, sociology, international relations, anthropology, and religious studies. You will get the chance to interview some of the central actors in the crisis, visit the Danish Islamic Faith Society and other relevant

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sites. The three main issues are cultural conflict, freedom of expression, and Islam in secular Europe. Thus, this course will provide you with the tools to analyze and assess the rising number of crises of this sort in a global context. Instructor: Jakob Lindgaard. Ph.D. (Philosophy, University of Warwick, UK, 2007). Cand.mag. (Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2002). Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh, and Junior Research Scholar, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. External lecturer at the University of Copenhagen since 2007. With DIS since 2007. Anthropology. Gender Studies. Sociology.

Gender & Sexuality in Scandinavia Session 1. 3 credits. What characterizes interpretations of gender, body, and sexuality in the liberal Scandinavian context? The course explores current Scandinavian debates on gender equality, the role of men and masculinity, family structure, homosexuality, and prostitution. How do concepts of gender, body, and sexuality intersect with concepts of normality and what are the real consequences of these for both genders? Instructor: Emily Childers Brocks. Cand.soc. (Social Work, University of Aalborg, 2010). B.A. (Gender Studies, Indiana University, 2001). Worked with the Danish Board of Social Services focusing on issues of prostitution and human trafficking in Denmark, 2007-2010. Currently an external consultant for the Danish Center against Human Trafficking. With DIS since 2010.

the many players involved in policy-making and provision of health services. Social and political dilemmas in the field of health care will be examined. Visits in Denmark and the Netherlands include general practitioners, policy-making institutions, and interest groups that will address the challenges Europe faces in relation to health care due to rising costs, aging populations, and immigration. Instructors: Morten Eiersted. Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science and Public Administration, University of Copenhagen, 2002). Editor at HIV-Danmark, 2003-2009. Research assistant at HIVDanmark, 2009-present. With DIS since 2010. Jakob Hansen. Cand.scient.pol. (Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2004). M.A. (Media and Culture, University of Copenhagen, 2002). News writer for NetDoktor.dk, 2002-2004. Research associate at Danish Institute for Health Services Research, 2005-present. With DIS since 2007. Maj Vingum Jensen. Cand.mag. (History and Political Science, University of Southern Denmark and University of Copenhagen, 2004). Danish Embassy in Washington DC, 2006-2007. DaneAge Association, 2009-present. With DIS since 2009. Sigurd Mørk Rønbøl Lauridsen. Ph.D. (Bioethics and Public Health, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Cand.mag. (Philosophy and Political Science, University of Copenhagen, 2002). Former external consultant at the Danish Board of Health and project manager of Human-Centered Research Hub at DEA. Current consultant at EVA. With DIS since 2007.

Sustainability.

Greenland Field Work

Minority Studies. History. Legal Studies.

Course offered by Technical University of Denmark (DTU), open for DIS students. The course takes place during the three first weeks in August, primarily in Greenland. 3 credits.

Holocaust & Genocide

This field course begins with a 2 day introduction to Greenland taught by DIS faculty Henning Thing. Then DIS students join the DTU group of students and scientists for the 3 week field research work within arctic technology in Sisimiut. The field research is comprised of work on one of several practical project defined beforehand. Example of projects might include: Installation a micro hydropower plant, Performance and efficiency of a micro wind turbine, Solar heating in the Arctic, Mapping and risk assessment of oil contamination, or Packaging waste in Greenland. Prerequisites: A documented interest in understanding the underlying concepts, debates, and issues informing various actors, agencies and activities working to realize sustainability goals in Greenland. Please see DIS website for more information, including price. Instructors: Morten Holtegaard Nielsen. Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Henning Thing. Ph.D. (Arctic Wildlife Ecology, University of Aarhus, 1981). Cand.scient. (Biology and Geology, University of Copenhagen, 1975). Lifelong experience as a researcher, communicator, science advisor and project organizer in Greenland. Works with the Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute. With DIS since 2009. Public Health. Public Policy. Health Science.

Health Delivery & Prioritization in Northern Europe Session 1 and 2. Session 2 includes study tour to the Netherlands. 3 credits. The course and study tour aim to provide students with a solid knowledge of the provision and organization of public health in Northern Europe and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present health care systems. Furthermore, the course will provide an understanding of what determines health, the prioritysetting for public health policy, and the relationship between

Session 2. Includes study tour to Poland. 3 credits. After the Holocaust, members of the international community said “never again,” yet numerous cases of genocide have occurred since then, causing the 20th century to be termed “the century of genocide.” This course and study tour analyze the causes and consequences of genocide. Specific cases of genocide and near-genocide, including the Holocaust, will be studied along with issues such as perpetrator profiles, commemoration, and genocide prevention. On the study tour to Poland, students will visit the former Jewish ghetto in Warsaw, the first concentration camp in Chelmno, and the remnants of Auschwitz-Birkenau where over one million people lost their lives. They will examine the past and reflect on the implications that genocide will have on the identity of future generations. Instructor: Torben Jørgensen. Cand.mag. (History, University of Copenhagen, 2003). With the Danish Jewish Museum, 2007-2008. Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, Department for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2003-2005. Researcher, Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Research, 2000-2003. With DIS from 2008. Health Science. Biology.

Human Health & Disease: A Clinical Approach Session 1 and 2. Session 2 includes study tour to Berlin. 3 credits. This course is an introduction to the most important human diseases, their diagnosis and treatment, and to the clinical working methods of physicians as practiced at Danish and European university hospitals. It is taught at Copenhagen University Hospitals and visits include medically-related institutions in Berlin (Session 2). Please be aware that the course does not provide regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients. Prerequisites: At least one year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level. Instructors: Troels Wesenberg Kjær. M.D. (University of

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Peter Nørregaard. M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1985). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1998). Chief Physician, Clinic of Internal Medicine, Medical Center, Frederiksberg Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2004. Sophie Sejling. M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2010). Resident at Hillerød Hospital (Copenhagen University Hospital). With DIS since 2010.

Legal Diploma, University of Kent, 2003. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command-Afghanistan, 2009. Head of Section, Danish Defense Command - Maritime operations, 2008. Deployed to Iraq in 2007 and Afghanistan in 2009. With DIS since 2010.

Political Science. Legal Studies. Gender Studies. Sociology.

Human Trafficking & Prostitution Session 2. Includes study tour to Amsterdam. 3 credits. Trafficking in human beings, and prostitution are two highly related and widespread phenomena in today’s globalized world. This course is an introduction to definitions and manifestations of human trafficking, and provides an overview of legal, law-enforcement and societal responses to it at the global, European and national levels. Students can expect to gain an understanding of prostitution from sociological and psychological angles. The study tour to Amsterdam will allow students to gain insight into the implications of legalized prostitution in the Dutch capital. They will be exposed to key actors and learn firsthand how prostitution impacts the women involved, how NGOs operate, and how law enforcement officials learn to cope with legalized prostitution in their city. Instructor: Anne Brandt Christensen. (See ‘Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practice’). Political Science. Legal Studies. Gender Studies. Sociology.

Human Trafficking in a Global Context Session 1. 3 credits. Globally, human trafficking ranks among the most profitable criminal activities. It is also a violation of human rights. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the issue of trafficking, including its extent in relation to other criminal activities, and its victims and perpetrators. You will also learn the most important elements of the legal and policy framework addressing trafficking at the European and international level. A number of guest lecturers, who work on daily basis with the issues, and field study to the Copenhagen’s Red Light District will help to nuance your understanding of the subject matter. Instructor: Anne Brandt Christensen. (See Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practice).

International Advertising Session 1. 3 credits. Globalization has made the corporate world more alike, but it has not diminished the often subtle cultural and sociological differences among markets. Hence, companies working internationally are faced with the global-local dilemma. On the one hand they seek to reap the efficiency benefits of globally standardized advertising. On the other hand, national differences require specialized advertising to effectively reach target audiences in different countries. This course offers knowledge of the challenges of international advertising. Specific topics include: international market segmentation and the marketing mix, cross-cultural challenges of advertising, media strategy, advertising planning and information gathering, regulations, ethics, trends, advertising effectiveness and international marketing research. Instructors: Leif Rasmussen. Cand.merc. (Copenhagen Business School, 1982). Head of Marketing, Faxe Brewery A/S, 1985-1989. Marketing Director, The Danish Brewery Group A/S, 1990-1996. Sales and Marketing Director, Royal Unibrew, 1997-2007. CEO and Owner, Imexpo. With DIS since 2007. Kimberly Sallingboe, B.A. (English, Rice University, 1999). Director of Communications, Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust, 2000-2004. Marketing Manager, Saxo Bank, Copenhagen, 2005-2008. Marketing and Communications Manager, Excitor A/S, 2008-2009. Internal Communications Partner, A.P. Møller–Maersk, 2009 – present. With DIS since 2010. Health Science. Biology.

Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS Session 1. 3 credits. The course aims to provide students with evidence-based, broad knowledge of most aspects of the HIV pandemic with a strong focus on the clinical effects of the disease. The general topics include historical, biological, socioeconomical, and political areas. Furthermore, students will obtain a more profound knowledge regarding local and global factors relevant to the continued spread of HIV, the obstacles to the prevention of HIV, and to the complications relating to HIV treatment.

International Relations. Legal Studies. Political Science.

Humanitarian Law & Armed Conflicts Session 2. Includes study tour to Bosnia & Herzegovina. 3 credits. This course is an examination of human rights and the laws of armed conflict, and how they apply to contemporary conflicts. The course seeks its inspiration in current events, and aims at enabling students to analyze events such as Somalian piracy, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and armed conflicts in Libya and Afghanistan in a legal context. It seeks to provide students with a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and how they interact with the political environment. In addition, the course examines the civil wars of former Yugoslavia as a case study to prepare for the study tour to the Balkans. The study tour includes visits to NGOs, political and municipal bodies, and discussions with locals on the social, political and economic climate of the country. Instructors: Ulrik Graff Rasmussen. Cand.jur. (Law, University of Copenhagen, 2006). European

Prerequisite: A university-level psychology course. Instructor: To be announced.

Nicolai Christoffersen. Cand.jur. (Law, University of Aarhus, 2006). Joint Senior Staff Course, Royal Danish Defense College, 2010. Trained in the Danish Army and deployed to Kosovo, 2000. Military Legal Adviser in the Danish Defense with prior deployments to Iraq in 2007, Afghanistan in 2008 and the Gulf of Aden in 2009. With DIS since 2010. Business. Marketing. Advertising. Communication.

Amardeep Singh. M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2008). Ph.D. candidate in Ophthalmology, Copenhagen University Hospital (Roskilde). Research in age-related macular degeneration. With DIS since 2010.

its practice in NGOs and learn about contemporary research of mental health and well-being issues in a Scottish context.

Prerequisite: At least one year of biology and one year of chemistry at the university level. Instructor: M.D. (University of Copenhagen, 2001). Clinical Research Associate, Copenhagen HIV Programme. Primary research interest: HIV/ Hepatitis coinfection. With DIS since 2007.

Psychology.

Psychology.

Psychology of Human Sexuality Session 2. Includes study tour to Brussels. 3 Credits. A study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological aspects and focusing on topics such as sexual development, gender, sexual attitudes and behavior, and sex therapy. One goal of this class is to develop a greater awareness of your own sexuality and the sexuality of others. The tour to Brussels will include visits with organizations, NGOs, and researchers dealing with sex education and psychological components of sexuality. Prerequisite: A university-level psychology course. Instructor: Marie Helweg-Larsen. Visiting faculty from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. PhD in Social Psychology from UCLA. She is a native Dane and is currently investigating (through a NIH-funded grant) moralization and smoking attitudes in the U.S. and Denmark. With DIS since 2010. Neuroscience. Psychology. Sociology.

Social Brain, The: The Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors Session 1. 3 credits. The course aims to explore the neural basis of human social interaction. Emphasis is on how social psychology and neuroscience inform our understanding of social behavior, with each discipline offering unique and complimentary perspectives. Examples of topics: brain/behavior development, relationship of emotions, cognition and social behavior, theory of mind, the role of empathy and the social self. Prerequisite: Either introduction to psychology or introduction to neuroscience. Instructor: Carla Caetano. Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology (APA approved), Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 1992). Head of Research, Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury, University of Copenhagen. With DIS 1999-2000 and since 2003. Environmental Studies. Business.

Sustainable Technology & Responses to Climate Change Session 2. Includes study tour to Norway. 3 credits. This course will look into current climate change issues and how cities, companies, and other organizations are using sustainable technology to deal with a changing world. The course will cover environmental and social policy, energy policy, and green technologies and their dissemination. Students will spend time looking at research centers, governmental organizations, and relevant “clean tech” companies in both Denmark and Norway. Instructor: Nils Thorsen. Cand.tech.soc (Environmental Planning, Roskilde University, 1979). Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, Copenhagen. Previous public and private employment in the fields of environmental planning, regulatory policy, waste management, and environmental auditing. With DIS since 1996.

Positive Psychology Session 1 and 2. Session 2 includes study tour to Scotland. Limited space. 3 credits. A study of recent research in the rapidly expanding field of positive psychology. Students will critique the possible pitfalls of a psychology of happiness, explore constructs of subjective well-being, and consider the ways that positive emotions influence cognition, health, wealth, and social relationships. In Scotland, students will explore the implementation of positive psychology at the policy, institutional, and individual levels. Students will also examine

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Copenhagen, 1992). Ph.D. (University of Copenhagen, 1996). Chief Physician in Clinical Neurophysiology, National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet). With DIS since 2003.


Architecture & Design

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The Architecture & Design program offers you an opportunity to explore the essential nature of world-renowned Danish architecture and design. Discover why buildings perform and look the way they do in Denmark. This understanding of a different design tradition is a unique part of your professional development as a designer. The program comes as a comprehensive package offering 9 credits: 6 for Studio and 3 for the lecture course. STUDENT PROFILE To participate in the Architecture & Design program, you must be enrolled at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level. Pre-Architecture students must have a documented background in fine arts, studio art, or have completed a course in drawing. COURSES Studio is the backbone of all Architecture & Design curricula at DIS. The studio core course and study tours will expand your professional skills and knowledge through interaction with Danish architects and designers; familiarize you with contemporary Danish, Scandinavian, and European architecture, design, and theory; provide valuable design training for a context other than your home; and enable you to recognize and analyze the effects of cultural, economic, and political life on architecture and design, and vice versa. Students take: • Scandinavian Design and Architecture: History, Theory and Practice And one of the following: • Architectural Design Studio • Information Design Studio • Interior Architecture Studio • Urban Design Studio Pre-Architecture students take: • Scandinavian Design and Architecture: History, Theory and Practice And: • Architecture Foundations Studio

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JOINT STUDY TOURS All students participate in: • A short study tour in Denmark • A longer Scandinavian study tour to Sweden-Finland or Sweden-Norway The study tours introduce you to outstanding examples of historical, modern, and contemporary Scandinavian architecture, interior architecture, restoration projects, recreational and cultural areas, and urban planning. Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden are exponents of the Scandinavian approach to architectural design emphasizing simplicity, context and user involvement. Prior to the study tour you will have analyzed a selected site through research and studies in scale model. On the study tour, you will lead the group at the selected site.

GRADUATE STUDENTS Graduate students who need courses in a specific subject or at a specific level may set up an Independent Study. DATES Sunday, June 17-Friday, August 3.

CHRISTIAN PEREZ YALE UNIVERSITY SUMMER 2011

Pre-Architecture Pre-Architecture is a unique opportunity for students enrolled in non-studio-based architecture programs or liberal arts fields (such as art history or studio art) to develop their 3-D design skills through studio design work supervised by Danish architects. Studying in Denmark provides a different cultural context for students with limited spatial design experience to further their design skills.

“As with any learning institution, diversity is what made DIS a success. Seeing work produced by students from other schools and backgrounds has been inspiring and enlightening. It was also a pleasure to work alongside other students with more knowledge and experience of studio work. “I also now have a good understanding of Scandinavian culture and am thrilled to have spent the summer in Copenhagen, which is truly a marvelous city.”

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Furniture & Textile Design in Scandinavia

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS DIS offers you two unique summer design programs that will: • Train you in the actual production of a design product, either furniture or textile design • Teach you the basic concepts and ideas behind the Scandinavian design tradition – a tradition that is very much alive and developing • Expose you to Scandinavian design through field studies in Copenhagen and study tours in Scandinavia Both programs include a 6-credit studio and workshop course, a 3-credit lecture course, and a Scandinavian study tour. You are required to take the full program for 9 credits.

FURNITURE DESIGN IN SCANDINAVIA The Furniture Design in Scandinavia program, conducted in collaboration with the Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Architecture, trains you in the full design process of a piece of furniture, normally a chair, from initial concept through design development and model construction to the building of an actual prototype. It exposes you to the history, theories, works, and current expressions of Scandinavian furniture design. STUDENT PROFILE Students must be enrolled at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Prior experience with furniture design, stationary power tools and hand tools is required. Previous courses in the theory and history of furniture design are recommended.

DIS Students Showcased in New York Exhibit In 2011, ten student works from DIS’ furniture design course and two from the textile course were selected for display at the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) in New York, North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design. DIS had its own booth at the fair, which took place in the Javits Center and was attended by more than 24,000 interior designers, architects, retailers, designers, manufacturers, representatives, distributors, and developers.

COURSES • Furniture Design in Scandinavia (3-credit lecture course) • Furniture Design Studio and Workshop (6 credits)

TEXTILE DESIGN IN SCANDINAVIA The Textile Design in Scandinavia program, developed in collaboration with Denmark’s Design School, trains you in the full design process of digital textile prints, from initial conceptual sketches on paper to final full-size product applied on various types of textiles. The course exposes you to the history, theories, works, and current expressions of Scandinavian textile design and design in general. STUDENT PROFILE The Textile Design in Scandinavia program is designed for juniors, seniors, and graduate students majoring in studio art, fashion design, and interior design; or students with other relevant backgrounds. Previous experience with textile design is not a requirement but previous courses in the theory and history of design are recommended. Enrollment is limited due to restricted workshop space. COURSES • Textile Design in Scandinavia (3-credit lecture course) • Textile Design Studio and Workshop (6 credits)

STUDY TOUR • Week-long study tour to Sweden-Finland The study tour allows you to experience prime examples of Scandinavian furniture design, interior design, and architecture. You will also visit furniture manufacturing companies to understand the design and business processes in the industry. Students are required to do sketching for their journal and are expected to continue the development of their furniture design.

STUDY TOUR • Week-long study tour to Sweden–Finland On this study tour, you will visit textile manufacturers, museums, and contemporary and older architecture where textiles are strongly integrated into interior design. The tour will give an impression of Scandinavian history, geography, and culture. Students are required to do sketching for their journal and expected to develop initial concepts for their textile designs.

DATES Sunday, June 17-Friday, August 3.

DATES Sunday, June 17-Friday, August 3.

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Course Descriptions

Architecture.

Architecture & Design: Academic Calendar 2012 Sat June 16

Latest departure from the U.S.

Sun June 17

Arrival in Copenhagen. First day of DIS housing. Housing introduction.

Mon June 18

Start of programs. Orientation and classes.

Sat-Sun June 30 - July 8

Program-integrated study tours (dates dependent upon program track.)

Wed-Thu Aug 1-2

Exhibition of projects

Fri Aug 3

End of programs

Sat Aug 4

Last day of DIS housing

Architectural Design Studio 6 credits. Includes study tours in Denmark and SwedenFinland or Sweden-Norway. Studio instruction focuses on the design process in Danish practice. Design problems address context, the user, and sustainability, starting from a critical analysis of Scandinavian architecture. Through a series of assignments, students develop their skills in conceptual design, representation, model-making, and communication. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically and expectations relate to each individual student.

Rasmus Frisk. Architect M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2003). Experience in a variety of offices including Gehl Architects, White Architects, Arx Kobe Architects and VLA Architects. With DIS since 2011.

Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level and completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS. Instructors: Bo Christiansen. Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1993). M. Arch (University of Washington, 1995). Practicing architect. Own office since 2004. With DIS since 1999. Courtney D. Coyne Jensen. Architect, M.A.A./ Ph.D. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2000). M.Phil. (Cambridge Univ., 1999). B.Arch. (DAAP, 1995). Sr. Lecturer, Victoria Univ., NZ, 2005-6. Lecturer, Witwatersrand Univ., ZA, 2002-3. Young Artist Grant from Danish National Arts Foundation, 2001-2. Practicing with architectural offices in DK, ZA, DE, UK & US. With DIS since 2000. Cecilia Nilsson. Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1985). Practicing architect since 1985. Own office since 2003. Lecturer at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. With DIS since 2003. Mark Werdelin Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 2001) Bachelor of Architectural Faculty (University of Westminster, London 1996). Own office since 2002. With DIS since 2007.

Architecture. Design.

Architecture Foundations Studio 6 credits. Includes study tours in Denmark and SwedenFinland or Sweden-Norway. Students develop design skills through analysis of existing buildings and by solving real-life architectural problems in a Danish context. In studio projects, they construct spatial models in physical and digital media and advance their communication skills in expressing abstract ideas. At the same time, they will build up a vocabulary of architectural concepts and an individual design process. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically and expectations relate to each individual student. Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art or completion of a course in drawing. Instructors: Mark Werdelin. (See ‘Architectural Design Studio´).

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Furniture Design Studio and Workshop 6 credits. Includes week-long study tour to Sweden and Finland. Training students in the process of furniture-making through design and building of a full-scale ‘sitting support’. Includes conceptual development, continued refinement of the concept, production of working drawings, building of a wood, laminate veneer, or steel prototype in scale 1:1, and training communication through the exhibition of their work. Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Prior experience with furniture design, stationary power tools, and hand tools is required. Previous courses in the theory and history of furniture design are recommended. Enrollment is limited due to restricted workshop space. Instructors: Nils-Ole Zib. Designer and cabinetmaker. Apprentice diploma as cabinetmaker 1986. Associate professor at Denmark’s Design School, 1996-2002. Own studio since 1986. Member of the design group Møbelgruppen, 1985-95. Award from Designfonden and Ellen & Knud Dalhof-Larsens fond, 1998. Designing for Berga Form AB, IKEA and Källemo AB of Sweden, Effect Furniture of Denmark, Mallinson Design of UK and Bethel Furniture Stock, Maine, US. With DIS since 2004. Flemming Steen Jensen. Architect, M.A.A. (Denmark’s Design School, 1979, and Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1983). Associate Professor, Denmark’s Design School, since 1987. Partner, Design 134. With DIS since 1998. Erling Christoffersen. Cabinetmaker, 1974. School of Applied Art, Copenhagen, 1979. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The School of Architecture, 1982. Own office, 1979. Member of Design Group SE. Co-founded exhibition group ‘Møbelgruppen af 1983’, 1983. Professor at School of Archtiecture, 1986-1989. Partner in Design 134 1989-2005. Visiting professor University of Oregon 2005. Workshops at University of Vistoria 2001, 2004, 2009. With DIS since 1998.

Furniture Design in Scandinavia 3 credits. This course provides a general view of furniture design in Scandinavia, with a focus on Denmark. Current and historical conditions of furniture design are presented and the underlying design theories and methodologies introduced. Aspects of Scandinavian industrial design, interior design and architecture are included. Instructor: Rasmus Frisk. (See ‘Architecture Foundations Studio’). Design. Graphic Design. Studio Art.

Information Design Studio 6 credits. Includes study tours in Denmark and SwedenFinland or Sweden-Norway. Studio focuses on urban graphic design. Design skills are developed through analysis of composition and function of existing signage and through urban signage design problems solved within the Danish context. Students work in digital and analog modes, advancing their communication skills and learning the opportunities and challenges of different media and user perception. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically and expectations relate to each individual student. Prerequisites: Documented background in studio art or Design, or completion of a course in drawing. Basic knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Suite. Instructors: Lise Staubo. Graphic Designer (Interactive Media & Marketing Academy, 1998). Art Director at Audio Media, 1998-2000. Senior Designer at Scandinavian Branding, 2000-2010. Own design company since 2010. Winner of Multi Prize. Twice nominated for Papyrus Design Award. With DIS since 2010. Helle Harder. Architect, Graphic Designer (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Architecture School, 1999). Own design studio since 2000, Partner in and co-owner of Refleks, graphic design studio, since 2008. With DIS since 2010. Architecture. Design.

Interior Architecture Studio 6 credits. Includes study tours in Denmark and SwedenFinland or Sweden-Norway. Studio focuses on interior architecture design in a Danish context, developing a concept and project design within an existing structure. Students create a design strategy shaping interior space and user experience. Through a series of assignments, students develop their skills in conceptual design, representation, model-making, and communication. Studio groups combine students of different standing and

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background. The course is taught vertically and expectations relate to each individual student. Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior or graduate level, and completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS. Instructors: Birgitte Borup. Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmark’s Design School, 1986). Own design office since 1988. Design work includes interior design, exhibition design, graphic design and furniture design. Recipient of several international awards. Works exhibited nationally and internationally. Juror at Denmark’s Design School since 1988. With DIS since 1998. Johan Carlson. Interior Architect, M.D.D. (Denmarks Design School, Copenhagen, 2000). RIBA (Architectural Association, London, 1998-2000). Worked in various English and Danish architectural offices, 1998-2001. Guest lecturer at Denmark’s Design School, 2000-2001. Own practice: RACA, since 2001. Numerous Danish and international exhibitions and installations. With DIS since 2002. Eva Frederiksen. Architect, M.A.A. (Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, 1976). Practicing architect. Own office since 1996. Adjunct Professor, Denmark’s Design School. With DIS since 1995. Assistant Program Director at DIS since 2008. Architecture. Design.

Scandinavian Design and Architecture: History, Theory and Practice 3 credits. This course provides an overview of Scandinavian architecture, interior architecture and design, exploring the historical and current conditions of architecture, interior design, and planning from architectural, social, and political points of view. Students analyze design solutions as well as the design and production process in a visual journal. Instructors: DIS Architecture & Design faculty. Prerequisites: General Architecture & Design prerequisites.

Textile Design Studio and Workshop 6 credits. Includes study tour to Sweden and Finland. Students are introduced to the three most commonly used techniques in the textile industry at the moment: direct printing, transfer printing and digital printing. You will be trained in design and printing of repeat pattern in maximum three colors, presented with 4-5 other color ways in sample size. Direct printing and overprint with fiber reactive dyes and burn-out can be used. You will create a portfolio with selected samples and experiments created in the workshop. The portfolio must include samples of different print techniques, repeat patterns, sketches, and examples of the use of textiles in connection with architecture.

Textile Design in Scandinavia 3 credits. This course is a study in critical themes of the Scandinavian design tradition as well as main theories and current tendencies in textile design in Scandinavia. Instructors:

expectations relate to each individual student. Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level and completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS. Instructor: Rasmus Frisk. (See ‘Architecture Foundations Studio’).

Malene Kristiansen. (See ‘Textile Design Studio and Workshop‘). Gundhild Bønløkke Pedersen. (See ‘Textile Design Studio and Workshop‘). Architecture. Design.

Urban Design Studio 6 credits. Includes study tours in Denmark and SwedenFinland or Sweden-Norway (your choice). Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, students solve real-life problems using analytical and design methods integral to the field of urban design and landscape. Some sections in Urban Design Studio will focus on issues of sustainability. Through a series of assignments, students develop their skills in conceptual design, representation, model-making, and communication. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and

Instructors: Joy Boutrup. Textile Engineer, Krefeld, Germany. Lecturer at Denmark’s Design School, 1973-2000. Head of Textile, Leather and Paper Conservation, National Museum of History, 2000-2003. With DIS since 2004. Malene Kristiansen. Textile Designer, Denmark’s Design School, 1992. Graduate studies at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design and Chelsea College of Art, UK. Own textile design studio since 1992. Teacher, Denmark’s Design School, since 2001. With DIS since 2004. Gundhild Bønløkke Pedersen. Textile Designer, Designskolen Kolding, 1994. Specialized in printed textiles. Timney Fowler Design Studio, London 1995-97. Own textile studio 1997-2004. Teaching at Designskolen Kolding since 1999. With DIS since 2006.

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Admission & Enrollment

ADMISSION • DIS is the right study abroad program for you if you are an intellectually curious and motivated student enrolled at a college or university •C  ourses are taught in English and designed for upper-level undergraduates (3rd-4th year). Some DIS programs also admit graduate students •A  cumulative B average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) is required. Applicants not meeting this requirement may (in exceptional cases) be considered

REGISTRATION Once you’ve been admitted – by your home institution or by DIS – you’ll receive a username and password to log onto the DIS website and register for courses, housing, optional study tours, and other program offerings. Register as soon as you receive the login details from your advisor or from DIS; courses, housing, and tours fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Courses are opened for registration approximately six months prior to the start of the DIS summer programs. PRE-DEPARTURE From the moment you register until you depart for Denmark, you’ll receive correspondence from the DIS North American Office: newsletters; e-mails about any missing registration forms; updates from DIS academic departments or the housing office, and a pre-departure packet containing important information and details.

•B  e mindful of course and program prerequisites listed in this catalog and online •A  dmission is competitive and you should be prepared to do challenging academic work APPLICATION The DIS application process varies by university and, in some cases, by the term you intend to study abroad and the program of study. Most students apply to DIS from their home campus, typically through the study abroad office, which can admit them directly without seeking DIS approval. Other students apply directly to DIS. The deadline for Session 1 and Session 2 is April 1, while the deadline for Architecture & Design and the Furniture and Textile courses is May 1. Please note your home institution may have earlier deadlines. HOW DO YOU APPLY? Fill out a non-binding preliminary application at www.dis.dk/apply as soon as you know you are interested in DIS – even years before you plan to go – and we’ll guide you from there. It is really easy.

Questions? If you have questions about application, admission, or registration process, please contact the DIS North American Office: 800 247 3477 or e-mail: dis@umn.edu.

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VALUE FOR MONEY: NO HIDDEN COSTS

3 WEEKS S1*

DIS CHARGES

Comprehensive Tuition Fee

3 WEEKS 2X3 WEEKS S2* S1 & S2**

ARCH & DESIGN

$1,885

$2,935

$4,400

$7,590

Course instruction Course-integrated study tours Course-integrated field studies Textbook rental Use of facilities (incl. library, computer labs) Final grade report and permanent academic records Academic counseling and support Application, registration & pre-departure support General administration of academic services

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Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee°

$1,255

$1,255

$2,360

$2,400

Furnished room Local transportation from DIS to your housing Laundry facilities and/or allowance Student information and service desk Group pick-up at airport on DIS arrival day Arrival Workshop Medical, accident, and liability insurance 24-hour emergency cell phone support Administration of housing & student affairs activities

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° Please Note: Students who arrange their own housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs fee. See website for details. Total

$3,140

$4,190

$6,760

$9,990

* Session 1 (May 23 – June 14) is $1,050 more affordable than Session 2 as it does not include a study tour. Session 2 (June 17 – July 6) includes a week-long study tour in Europe. **Sessions 1 & 2 comes with a combination discount of $570 and includes a week-long study tour in Europe during Session 2 3 WEEKS

ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES

Residence permit* International airfare Personal expenses Meals** Cell phone minutes

N/A $1,000 - $1,500 $300 $150 per your use

6 WEEKS

ARCH & DESIGN

N/A N/A $1,000 - $1,500 $1,000 - $1,500 $600 $700 $300 $350 per your use per your use

*Non-US / Canadian / European citizens may require an entrance visa for summer programs. Contact the DIS North American Office for more information **After the deduction of the DIS stipend of $100 (3 weeks) and $200 (6 weeks and Architecture & Design) which reduces students’ grocery costs See www.dis.dk/housing/ for more details

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All expenses covered by the Comprehensive Tuition and Housing Fees are clearly delineated in these pages and on the DIS website, as are any DIS-related optional expenses. As a non-profit organization, it is DIS policy to keep the total price and annual price increases to a minimum. There are no hidden costs, nor will the quoted prices change between their publication and the start of the programs. For details of what the fees cover, please go to www. dis.dk/financial.

SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS The DIS Board has allocated need-based scholarship funds for students who otherwise could not afford to study in Copenhagen. Scholarships of $100 to $1,000 are available depending on chosen sessions and courses. More information including a downloadable application form is available at www.dis.dk/scholarships. Check this website or ask your study abroad advisor about additional scholarship opportunities. PROGRAM CHANGE FEE Making changes to your DIS academic program for Session 2 and Architecture & Design within 30 days of the program start date will result in a charge of $150. CANCELLATION 1. If you withdraw 31 days or more prior to the arrival day specified for your term of attendance, we will refund 100% of the total program cost, except the non-refundable deposit of $500. 2. If you withdraw 30 days or less prior to the arrival day as specified for your term of attendance, we will refund 50% of the total program cost, except the non-refundable deposit of $500. 3. If you withdraw on or after the arrival day, no refund will be issued. DIS will withhold final grades if students owe DIS money for fees, housing damages, book replacement, student loans, etc. OTHER OPTIONAL FEES & PAYMENTS Please go to www.dis.dk/financial to read about School of Record Fee, Deposit/Payment/ Cancellation, Cancellation/Refund Policy, SelfArranged Housing, and Spouse/Partner Fee. CELL PHONE SERVICE Please go to www.dis.dk/cellphones to read about cell phone options while in Denmark.

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For Faculty & Advisors

FACULTY-LED SUMMER PROGRAMS Partner university faculty are encouraged to bring their own students to Copenhagen for a summer course. DIS provides local support including housing, facilities, student services, and academic support in the form of guest lectures and field study contacts through our faculty and extensive local network. KEY FEATURES • Course taught and designed by faculty from your university for your students • Flexible dates, duration, and number of students • Level of support tailored to your needs • Can be established as a one-time offering or to be offered annually • May follow the DIS summer calendar to incorporate your students into DIS arrival & orientation programming SAMPLE PROGRAMS Carleton College: New Media Studies in Europe is a ten-week off-campus program exploring and making new media in Barcelona, Berlin, and Copenhagen. DIS provided housing, group airport pickup and orientation, classroom, guest lectures, field studies, and welcome and concluding dinners for the Copenhagen component. Summer 2011. St Lawrence University: Neuroscience of Fear is a three-week course examining brain structures and the fear response, the role of emotion in consciousness, and cultural influences. The program is open to students at any US institution, taught by SLU faculty and designed for neuroscience or biology credit. Curriculum is enriched by Danish guest lectures and field visits. DIS provides housing and classrooms. Summer 2011.

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS WORKSHOPS Each semester, DIS offers faculty and administrators at US universities and colleges a five-day International Educators Workshop (IEW) in Copenhagen. IEW is a key element in creating and maintaining dialogue with our partners and fostering program development. Those interested in running a faculty-led summer program in Copenhagen are also encouraged to participate in an IEW prior to the visit. The workshop is like a mini-semester at DIS with opportunities to attend classes, meet DIS staff, faculty and students, participate in field studies, live with a host family, get to know Danish culture and society, and live the DIS experience. Participants are also invited to join the program or optional study tours within Denmark and/or Europe which are often scheduled right before or after the workshop.

Questions?

IEW Dates 2011-2013

For information on Faculty-led Summer Programs, contact Swenyu Hu, Executive Analyst, sh@dis.dk

Fall 2011: Tue Oct 25 - Sat Oct 29 Spring 2012: Tue Mar 27 - Sat Mar 31 Fall 2012: Mon Nov 05 - Fri Nov 09 Spring 2013: Mon Mar 18 - Fri Mar 22

For information or for questions about IEW, visit www.dis.dk/iew or contact Julie Scott, Director of Institutional Relations, js@dis.dk or 781 245 2485

McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia: European Business Strategy serves as one component of a broader faculty-led summer program for MBA students. DIS provides guest lectures and field studies. Since 2009.

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REFERENCE

Map of Copenhagen

The Little Mermaid

The Lakes

State Museum of Art DIS Residential Community Studenterhuset

Royal Palace Royal Opera

Nyhavn

DIS

Town Hall Square

Glyptotek Art Museum

Tivoli Copenhagen Central Station

Disclaimer: The information in the DIS Catalog is provided solely as a convenience; no contractual liability is assumed. As the manuscript was finalized in August 2011, this publication should not be assumed to be currently complete and fully accurate. DIS is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to their programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status or sexual orientation.

Editor: Billy Leahy Art Director: Emily Woods Design: Lise Staubo Design Sub Editor: Kirsten Long Printed in the U.S., August 2011


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Study Abroad Catalog: DIS Summer 2012  

Study Abroad information for students looking to study in Europe. Full list of study abroad programs.

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