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Architecture

Graphic Design

Psychology

Biomedicine

Interior Architecture

Public Health

Child Diversity & Development

International Business

Science & the Environment

Communication

Justice & Human Rights

Sociology

European Humanities

Medical Practice & Policy

Sustainability in Europe

European Politics

Neuroscience

Urban Design

Global Economics

Prostitution & the Sex Trade

Urban Studies in Europe

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An Open Letter to Future DIS Students...

Dear student, Study abroad should be a wonderful and memorable experience - and at the same time a crucial stepping stone for your future life and career. Consider the following questions to determine if DIS is the right study abroad program for you: 1. Do you want to be challenged intellectually by a highly relevant and rigorous academic experience, different from the one you would get at home, and with other high-achieving and academically successful students from competitive U.S. colleges and universities? 2. Do you want to study and travel in Europe as an integrated part of your study abroad experience? 3. Do you want to study while immersing yourself into European culture and improving your intercultural skills through interacting with Danes your own age? If your answer to these questions is yes, then DIS is the right study abroad program for you. 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 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 Email: dis@umn.edu

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ANDERS UHRSKOV DIRECTOR DIS - DANISH INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD

DIS - DANISH INSTITUTE FOR STUDY ABROAD DIS is a Danish non-profit study abroad institution in Copenhagen offering semester, academic year, and summer programs taught in English. Established in 1959, DIS offers American students intensive, rigorous coursework enriched by field studies, hands-on learning opportunities, and study tours in Denmark and across Europe. These ensure students gain academic knowledge and intercultural leadership skills to prepare for their future careers in a globalized world. DIS students are usually undergraduate juniors or seniors from the most selective U.S. universities and 90% intend to go to graduate school. DIS offers 160 elective courses and 21 different academic programs per semester. Most courses are taught by Danish faculty. In core courses (that include study tours) there is an average of 21 students per class. The three signature features of DIS are: (1) high academic quality, (2) course-integrated study tours all over Europe, (3) immersion opportunities allowing you to integrate into the Danish culture and meet Danes. A Danish Language and Culture course and home stay with a Danish host family are recommended in order to maximize your connection to the local culture.

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Contents

THIS IS DIS Benefits of Studying at DIS - by Anders Uhrskov, Director

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Copenhagen As Your Home

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Become a DIS Student

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BUILD YOUR CURRICULUM Introduction to Academics at DIS

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Program Overview

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Academic Programs

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Full Course Listings

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Danish Language and Culture Courses

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Other Academic Opportunities

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Who Are DIS Faculty?

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Optional Study Tours

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CREATE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE Housing Options

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Immerse & Engage

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Outdoor Adventure Trips

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Student Perspectives

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COURSES Course Descriptions

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REFERENCE Academic Calendar

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Application Information

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Tuition & Fees

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Our Students Come From...

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Copenhagen, The Heart of Europe (Map)

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Glossary of DIS Terminology

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>> SUMMER OPTIONS DIS also has a wide range of summer academic options. See the separate DIS summer materials or visit our website DISabroad.org/summer.

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Benefits of Studying at DIS - by Anders Uhrskov, Director Some choices change your life. Where you study abroad is one of them.... >> EARN YOUR PASSPORT TO THE GLOBALIZED WORLD WITH DIS The world of tomorrow will be more international and competitive than ever before. Studying abroad with DIS will help you develop your values and identity, acquire professional skills, and become culturally flexible so you can better navigate this changing world. Despite the challenges of a globalized job market, many new possibilities will open up if you have learned how to identify and embrace them. It requires hard work, perseverance, and the skills to connect the dots. Do not let the future lead you – take leadership of your future!

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>> “BURNING ISSUES OF OUR TIME” The DIS curriculum is: • Current, relevant, and cutting-edge • Academically challenging and rigorous with explicit learning outcome objectives • Taught in English by mostly Danish faculty, who are experts in their field and ‘teach what they do’

>> HANDS ON LEARNING DIS courses have strong experiential learning components: • Case studies, simulations, and team-work through group projects • Field studies in Copenhagen • Practicums and on-site training • Course-integrated study tours in Europe

>> ENHANCE YOUR MAJOR Globalize your major with DIS through: • A compatible curriculum to suit your major and/ or electives at your home school - but different in focus, perspective, and teaching style • A flexible structure of one core course (your program) and a choice of 160 elective courses • Networking and studying together with high-achieving students from prestigious U.S. colleges • The transfer of credit and grades to your home university (varies by university)

>> CRITICAL THINKING As a DIS student you will: • Learn to identify value assumptions behind everything you encounter • Learn to analyze complex information and contradicting theories • Develop intercultural competencies

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THIS IS DIS

>> IMMERSE YOURSELF WITH THE DANES Leave your comfort zone of fellow American students and meet the Danes! • You will build intercultural skills through your engagement with Danish society and culture • Sign up for the Danish Language and Culture course, live with a host family, join the DIS Buddy Network, sport clubs, and more • Enhance awareness of your own culture and values through a new cultural perspective • Document your engagement, immersion, and leadership experience in an essay and apply for the Intercultural Leadership Award

>> BUILD SKILLS FOR YOUR FUTURE Study abroad provides you with an invaluable toolbox to solve what life throws at you by: • Enhancing your resumé with global skills you acquire here in Denmark • Helping you figure out what you really believe in and what your life and career goals are • Showing you how to develop new lines of questioning and innovative answers • Building your cross-cultural communication skills in a European setting

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>> PERSONAL GROWTH Study abroad challenges your identity and values. A DIS alum remarked: “In Denmark I learned to cope with the world.” While abroad, you will: • Learn to develop your own goals, decisionmaking skills, and international negotiation competencies • Broaden your outlook on the world and discover new cultural ideas • Be empowered to deal with problems. Learn to react to challenges according to the old saying: If life hands you lemons... make lemonade! • You learn to value the Danish concept of hygge (coziness) in your close personal relationships

>> TRAVEL IN EUROPE While Copenhagen will be your home, Europe will be your DIS classroom through: • Two course-integrated study tours led by DIS faculty in Denmark and Europe • DIS-organized optional study tours and outdoor adventure trips • Opportunities for individual travel in Europe and beyond

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Copenhagen As Your Home

MAKE COPENHAGEN YOUR HOME Discover Copenhagen, one of the world’s most livable cities and the capital of Denmark, the country with the happiest people on earth! Copenhagen is a friendly, open city with a large number of parks and beaches. Thanks to an excellent transport system, a compact city center, the proliferation of bicycle paths, and DIS’ central location, the life and soul of Copenhagen are easy to discover.

STUDY IN THE HEART OF THE OLD TOWN Housed in historically protected buildings dating from 1798, DIS is located in the very center of old Copenhagen. Within walking distance you will find universities and research libraries, government buildings, European Union agencies, superb art collections, the Royal Ballet and Opera, the national media, and international company headquarters. DIS field studies and practicums ensure you interact with the city, gaining from its resources.

Copenhagen: The Basics • Copenhagen is a metropolis of 1.9 million people, and the center of the much larger Danish-Swedish Øresund Region. It has an inviting small-town atmosphere of friendliness, intimacy, and safety with a network of walking streets, squares, parks, and waterfronts

EXCITING AND CREATIVE COPENHAGEN Copenhagen has a long-established reputation for being a fashionable and culturally forwardthinking capital, with sleek design, great shopping, concerts and festivals, indigenous cinema, contemporary art spaces and welldressed locals. Street art, galleries, groundbreaking architecture, ethnic restaurants, and open-air jazz performances complete the reality of an exciting European capital.

• The city was founded in 1167, and every stage in European history has left a mark: cobblestone streets and squares, Renaissance palaces, Baroque architecture, a historic harbor, and cutting-edge art and architecture • Copenhagen is a bilingual city, where residents speak both Danish and English, while maintaining a strong tie to Danish culture. Denmark ranks third in the world in terms of English proficiency

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Copenhagen >> NOW! >> SUSTAINABLE LIVING Copenhagen is a world leader in environmentally friendly initiatives, the clean tech industry, and sustainable energy. It plans to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital in 2025. One in every ten purchases is organic in Copenhagen, the highest globally. >> CYCLE CITY Copenhagen is a world leader in sustainable urban planning, ensuring an excellent public transport system of bicycle paths, metro lines, and suburban train and bus networks. In Copenhagen 36% of all citizens commute daily by bicycle. >> FIT CITY Copenhageners stay fit in the city’s many public parks and green spaces, on running trails, and in the bicycle lanes. Recent initiatives have seen a new urban beach and a harbor swimming area added to the city’s recreational spaces. >> NOMA & THE CULINARY REVOLUTION Noma, a two Michelin star restaurant run by chef René Redzepi in Copenhagen, was voted best restaurant in the world in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Copenhagen leads the New Nordic cuisine revolution with the 2012 Michelin Guide awarding Copenhagen’s restaurants a total of 14 stars - by far the most in Scandinavia! >> NEW WAVE IN DANISH ARCHITECTURE Copenhagen is at the center of the socalled ‘New Wave of Danish Architecture’. Ultra-modern, sustainable cityscapes are adding a contemporary layer to Denmark’s world-renowned design and architectural heritage. >> BURGEONING DANISH FASHION Spearheaded by the increasingly important Copenhagen Fashion Week, Danish fashion is making considerable waves on the international fashion scene.

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THIS IS DIS

DENMARK, EUROPE, AND THE WORLD Denmark is located in northern Europe, where Scandinavia and the European mainland meet, which gives the country a unique cultural and historical balance and manifold international influences. With 5.6 million inhabitants, Denmark is a modern democracy and the world’s oldest monarchy, making for a charming blend of tradition and modernity. It is a free market economy, with a strong social welfare system, low social inequality, and a low crime rate. Globally competitive industries, a sophisticated service sector, and top-notch research in clean technologies and pharmaceuticals contribute to making international trade a key element of Denmark’s economy.

EASY GETTING AROUND... AND ABROAD Copenhagen has Scandinavia’s largest airport, Kastrup, so getting to other parts of Europe is really easy – and there are many cheap travel offers available. Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö, is just a 30-minute train ride away.

Copenhagen in the Media • Copenhagen beat 18 rival cities to win the European Green Capital Award for 2014 (European Union) • Copenhagen was named one of the top 10 study abroad cities in 2011, while DIS was honored as the top program in Denmark (Abroad101.com) • Copenhagen has been in the top three of the world’s most livable cities for four years running, 2008-2011. Copenhagen finished top in 2008 (Monocle Magazine) • In a worldwide survey of 221 cities, Copenhagen was placed in the top ten for personal safety, and 11th for quality of life in 2011 (Mercer) • Copenhagen was placed first in the latest classification of Europe’s most sustainable cities in 2010 (Economist Intelligence Unit) • Copenhagen was named among the top five cities to visit in the world (New York Times Travel, 2010) • Copenhagen is Europe’s coolest green city according to one of the world’s leading environmental affairs magazines (The Ecologist, 2010) • Foreign visitors voted Copenhagen the cleanest city in Europe (TripAdvisor, 2009)

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Become a DIS Student . . . Three Easy Steps

Build Your Curriculum >> CHOOSE YOUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM - Choose the core course and study tours that suit your academic needs | Pages 11-53 >> PICK YOUR ELECTIVES from over 160 courses - Focus on your major, or diversify. . . it’s up to you | Pages 54-57 >> LEARN DANISH, CONDUCT A RESEARCH PROJECT, STUDY MUSIC, or continue foreign language study in Copenhagen | Pages 58 & 59 >> CHECK OUT THE OPTIONAL STUDY TOURS - All come with a 1- or 3-credit companion course | Page 62

Create Your DIS Experience >> CHOOSE YOUR LIVING ARRANGEMENTS from a wide array of housing options available | Page 64 >> DISCOVER THE DANES! What immersion and engagement opportunities excite you? Sign up for a visiting family, make Danish friends through the DIS Buddy Network, join a club, or do volunteer work | Page 66 >> JOIN ONE OR MORE OF THE OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS that DIS arranges all over Europe, and complete your experience! | Page 68

Go To DISabroad.org/apply >> GET GOING! Fill out a Preliminary Application at any stage. DIS will then contact you and guide you through the process, answer any questions, and advise you in the right DIS experience for you!

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Build Your Curriculum Academics Introduction

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Program Overview

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Architecture

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Biomedicine

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Child Diversity & Development

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Communication

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European Humanities

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European Politics

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Global Economics

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Graphic Design

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Interior Architecture

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International Business

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Justice & Human Rights

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Medical Practice & Policy

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Neuroscience

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Prostitution & the Sex Trade

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Psychology

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Public Health

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Science & the Environment

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Sociology

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Sustainability in Europe

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Urban Design

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Urban Studies in Europe

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Full Course Listings

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Danish Language and Culture Courses

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Other Academic Opportunities

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Who Are DIS Faculty?

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Optional Study Tours

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Introduction to Academics at DIS

>> FOCUS ON YOUR MAJOR OR DIVERSIFY At DIS you have freedom of choice when it comes to building your curriculum. DIS offers you an academically rigorous, hands-on curriculum taught in English - that is unique to your needs. The chart on the following page will allow you to easily compare the 21 programs offered at DIS, alongside the core courses and study tours offered within each program.

Unique Features of the DIS Curriculum Model • Your core class includes a core course week with a seminar and three-day study tour in or around Denmark, and a week-long study tour that uses Europe as your classroom • Most courses use the rich resources of Copenhagen for field studies to companies, galleries, parliament, television stations, hospitals, urban development projects, museums, and much more • DIS offers several courses that include experiential learning and practicums allowing you to gain real world experience with local organizations • DIS offers a Danish Language and Culture course which is strongly recommended to ensure you make the most of immersing in Danish society • You have the opportunity to take courses at a regular Danish university, take courses in performing arts, continue your language studies, or pursue a student research project

>> STEPS TO BUILDING YOUR CURRICULUM Choosing your curriculum is the first move in planning your study abroad experience. Your first steps should be:

>> ACADEMIC RESOURCES AT DIS • All course syllabi are available on our website to assist you with the credit transfer process to your home school

1. Choose one core class from a selection of 21 programs

• The DIS study and reference library has extensive hardcopy and media resources, alongside online databases, and a small cinema that can be booked by students and faculty

2. Pick elective courses from over 160 academically rigorous elective courses 3. Enhance your curriculum by adding an optional study tour (1- or 3-credit course with integrated study tour in Europe)

>> CREDITS AT DIS • Most courses are 3 credits, while studios are 6 credits • Classes that go with optional study tours carry 1 or 3 credits

>> ACADEMIC LEVEL All DIS courses are upper-division, except for the Danish Language and Culture course (offered at introductory and intermediate levels).

• The DIS Teaching & Learning Center allows you to change courses at the start of the semester, consult about DIS academic policies, seek tutoring resources, and more • The DIS city campus has several student lounges, study areas, studio spaces, and computer labs; perfect for meeting for group projects, studying between classes, or working on projects • The DIS Forum is an online space for you to interact with your professors and classmates, and check your assignments and grades • The DIS IT Help Desk provides technical assistance for you in both DIS computer labs and with your personal computer

>> BEING A STUDENT IN THE DIS CLASSROOM At DIS you will recognize many elements of classroom teaching are similar to your home institution’s methods. You will be familiar with group work, discussion sessions, projects, and presentations in class. You can also expect a different classroom experience in your courses at DIS. You need to be independently motivated and see work for each class as progress toward a holistic understanding of a subject. Embrace this opportunity as a student abroad to gain new focuses on your field of study, and to take advantage of the freedom and challenges of the education philosophy at DIS.

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Core Course

Week-Long Study Tour

ARCHITECTURE

• Architecture Design Studio

• Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands |

• Architecture Foundations Studio p. 14

BIOMEDICINE

• Medical Biotechnology and Drug

Switzerland-Austria* • Edinburgh (Fall) | London (Spring)

Development p. 16

CHILD DIVERSITY & DEVELOPMENT

• Children in a Multicultural Context

• Istanbul

• Children with Special Needs

• Stockholm

Both with: • Child Diversity and Development Practicum p. 18

COMMUNICATION

• Cross-Cultural Communication

• Belfast

• Strategic Communication

• London

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES

• European Memory and Identity

• Czech Republic | Germany | France*

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EUROPEAN POLITICS

• European Politics: The European Union

• Brussels-The Hague

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GLOBAL ECONOMICS

• Globalization and European Economies

• Brussels-Paris

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

• Graphic Design Studio

• Germany-The Netherlands

• Graphic Design Foundations Studio p. 28

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

• Interior Architecture Studio • Interior Architecture Foundations Studio

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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

• Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Switzerland-Austria*

• Business Entrepreneurship Project

• Dublin

• European Business Strategy: Case

• Berlin-Prague | London*

Studies p. 32

JUSTICE & HUMAN RIGHTS

• Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict

• Kosovo (Fall) | Bosnia (Spring)

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MEDICAL PRACTICE & POLICY

• Human Health and Disease: A Clinical

• Berlin-Poznan | Stockholm-Tallinn |

Approach p. 36

NEUROSCIENCE

• Psychopharmacology – Substances and the

Budapest-Vienna | Vienna-Bratislava* • Germany-Switzerland

Brain p. 38

PROSTITUTION & THE SEX TRADE

• Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe

• Amsterdam

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PSYCHOLOGY

• Cross-Cultural Psychology

• Berlin

• European Clinical Psychology

• Vienna

• Positive Psychology

• Scotland | London | Milan*

• Health Delivery and Prioritization in

• Tallinn-Helsinki | Riga-Helsinki*

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PUBLIC HEALTH

Northern Europe p. 44

SCIENCE & THE ENVIRONMENT

• Climate Change from a Historical Perspective

• Greenland

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SOCIOLOGY

• Cultural Diversity and Social Capital

• Turkey

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SUSTAINABILITY IN EUROPE

• European Sustainable Development

• Germany | Sweden | The Netherlands | United Kingdom*

p. 50

URBAN DESIGN

• Urban Design Studio • Urban Design Foundations Studio

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URBAN STUDIES IN EUROPE

• European Urban Life and Development

• Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Switzerland-Austria* • Budapest-Vienna

*Some core courses have more than one study tour destination(s) and you may state a preference during the DIS registration process for a certain study tour. While DIS endeavors to match you with your preferred study tour, we cannot guarantee that you will always get your destination of choice.

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Program


Architecture

In this program you will build your knowledge of designing in new contexts and use Copenhagen as an ‘urban laboratory’ for architectural exploration that moves beyond the visual. The studio core course emphasizes project work - individual and in teams - and forms the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of your design skills. A pre-architecture core course is offered for liberal arts students interested in building foundations in the field. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Globalize your portfolio through practical studio assignments in Scandinavia and learn about the ‘new wave’ in Danish architecture and Denmark’s renowned architectural heritage • Travel with DIS faculty on study tours to Denmark and either Sweden-Finland, Germany-The Netherlands, or Switzerland-Austria. Travel with your fellow Architecture students and students from Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, and Urban Design to enhance your cross-disciplinary understanding • Gain presentation experience with crits (critiques), where each of your projects will be analyzed and reviewed in a cross-disciplinary context by your peers and local working professionals

Related Programs Graphic Design

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Interior Architecture

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Urban Design

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“My reason for studying in Copenhagen is mainly for design. The Danes use clean lines, sustainable materials, and functional principles. Design here is not just intriguing, but environmentally responsible. “Along with architecture, I hope to make sustainable design my career focus. I am passionate about protecting the earth and participating in the environmental design industry. Scandinavia is the heart of the environmental movement and I am fascinated by the sustainable mind-set, which is a requirement for life here.” KIRSTEN STABLER CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO

• DIS studios normally accommodate 12 students, meaning close mentorship by DIS faculty and a network of design peers, which will help expand your frame of creative conceptualization >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. You wish to expand your portfolio for the international job market and are willing to work both individually and on team assignments, which will prepare you for professional work.

“The Architecture program at DIS is absolutely amazing. I come from a small liberal arts school in Vermont where there are only a few architectural studio classes I can take, so meeting people already in their fifth or sixth studio course is fantastic and at times mind-blowing! DIS does such a good job ensuring we meet and work with students studying interior and urban architecture as well. You meet so many passionate, brilliant, and creative people here that by the end of the semester it’s hard not loving architecture!” LAUREN YANG MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATIONS STUDIO >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Core Courses (choice)

Architecture Design Studio

Architecture Foundations Studio

This Course Offers You:

You will be instructed in a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in Studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of the site and culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from conceptualization to final crits.

If you do not have a background in architecture studio, this studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design - perfect if you think you would like to pursue a graduate degree in architecture.

Credits

6 Credits

6 Credits

Prerequisite

Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level; completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS.

Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing.

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Switzerland-Austria The goal of the tour is to broaden your understanding of how design shapes human experience through the manipulation of light, material, spatial proportion, and sequence, and integration of landscape and architecture by visiting innovative sites across Europe. You will sketch and reflect on your experiences individually and with fellow students and faculty. Before departing on tour, you will work with an interdisciplinary group to build a model of one of the sites you will be visiting, as well as lead your classmates once on site.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark You will spend three days in Western Denmark, broadening your understanding of the social and physical context of Danish architecture and design, and two days in Copenhagen in a focused seminar that ties together the study tour and the studio project. Note: Full year students travel to Berlin for core course week during their spring semester.

Seeing Beyond the Visual “When you experience a place, you experience it with all of your senses – beyond the visual. You can’t hear the sound of a space unless you are there. You cannot smell the scent of a place unless you are there. And, you must reach out and touch a place to know that you are there.”

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 electives listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Architecture program:

Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop

20th and 21st Century Danish Architecture

Integrated Sustainability

Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design

Livability in the Modern City

Innovation Through Design Thinking

Sustainable by Design Contemporary European Architectural Theories

JOHANNE RIEGELS ØSTERGÅRD PROGRAM DIRECTOR ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

Urban Design Journal Danish Design Visual Journal Detailing in Scandinavian Architecture

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Biomedicine

Related Programs Medical Practice & Policy Neuroscience Public Health Science & the Environment

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This program is designed to give you insight into biotechnology-based methods for disease treatment, an understanding of the dynamics of drug discovery and development, and an interdisciplinary perspective on how biotech research and business work together. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Gain insight into world-leading biotechnology research, development, and academia on study tours to Western Denmark and in the UK • Work on a semester-long project as part of your core course to gain real-life experience by interviewing and researching a Scandinavian biomedical company about their products and labs, which concludes with the writing of an article for Wikipedia • Learn about the biology behind the new-generation biopharmaceuticals from leaders in the discipline through field studies to companies and research institutions >> STUDENT PROFILE The program is right for you if you study biology, biochemistry, health science, or a similar discipline, and wish to acquire skills for a future career or graduate degree in health professions, biotech research, or biotech business development.

“The Biomedicine program combines a detailed examination of the drug discovery and development process with a thorough look at the human immune system. We were given a very clear picture of what the world of biotechnology and drug development has to offer. It taught me the immense amount of work that goes into the creation of a single drug. Understanding this process, through both lectures and field studies to various biomedical research centers has opened up this previously mystifying world and taught me that there are many ways to pursue a career in this industry!” ZACK BODINGER BROWN UNIVERSITY SPRING 2012

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Program Core Course Core Course

Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development

This Course Offers You:

You will explore biotech opportunities and challenges within medicine, including side effects, antibodies, vaccines, stem cells, and the impact of genomics on drug discovery. The course will present you with case studies that highlight the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research community.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Edinburgh (Fall) | London (Spring) This tour provides you with insight into the British biotechnology research and industry, the number one in Europe for research and development. You will gain a greater understanding of drug development and research methods through visits to research institutions, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies, and innovation centers.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will travel on a three-day study tour to Western Denmark to meet with world-renowned biomedical researchers and biotechnology venture capitalists, and gain insight into the field by meeting with a start-up biomedical company.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Biomedicine program: Bioinformatics Biological Conservation and Biodiversity Biology of Marine Mammals (plus optional lab) Communicating Science Complexity of Cancer Environmental Microbiology

Core Course Highlight: Science & Communication Project

Immunology

In this semester-long group project, you will be assigned a Scandinavian biomedical company. You will visit the company, meet with representatives, and discuss the company’s products. This gives you the opportunity to see biomedical labs and to gain practical exposure to the field.

Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS

After the company visits, you will work on a scientific writing exercise, to either edit or write a new Wikipedia article, about the technology or products discussed during the field study, so your work is seen and used by the public long after the class has ended!

Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior

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Medical Ethics

Metabolic Engineering and Functional Genomics

Neuroscience of Fear

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Child Diversity & Development

Related Programs Psychology

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Public Health

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Sociology

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This program focuses on cross-cultural understanding of the relationship between theory and practice in childcare institutions. Enrich and develop your critical thinking skills through investigating and reflecting on current issues in international child development and education. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Choose one of the two core courses based on your interests in the discipline • Develop interpersonal competencies by engaging actively with a Danish childcare institution, through the experiential focus of the practicum course • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Western Denmark and either Istanbul or Stockholm. Become exposed to cross-cultural European educational methods by visiting practitioners, researchers, and childcare institutions >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you study early childhood, social policy, human development, family studies, anthropology, education, or sociology, and want to enhance your intercultural skills and explore international theories and practice within the discipline of child diversity and development.

“The Danish phrase en god barndom can’t be easily translated into English. Basically, it means ‘the good childhood’, and a field study to visit a ‘forest school’ showed us the Nordic interpretation of how the simple phrase can be put into practice in school settings. “It was hands down the coolest school I’ve ever seen! There are no fences, borders, or adult supervision. Children are essentially free to make their own decisions and trusted to know their limitations.” EMILY WILKES DAVIDSON COLLEGE DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Core Courses (choice)

Children in a Multicultural Context Plus Child Diversity and Development Practicum

Children with Special Needs Plus Child Diversity and Development Practicum

This Course Offers You:

You will examine the practices and perspectives on multiculturalism, education, and innovative ways of working with children in Danish culture, pedagogy, and social policy.

Use a sociocultural lens to study children and families with special needs and their support structure, while considering the impact of inclusive education and government policies.

Credits

6 Credits (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)

6 Credits (3-Credit core course, plus 3-Credit practicum)

Week-Long Study Tours

Istanbul This is an excellent opportunity to experience childcare, educational sociology, and prevalent inclusive practices that link to global, social, and political developments on ethnicity and national childcare strategies.

Stockholm Broaden your understanding of the Scandinavian perspective of children with special needs, and inclusive education. Stockholm provides a fascinating additional case study to Denmark, with its easy access to special pedagogy, a progressive focus on social issues, and alternative practices.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen on core course academics, you will travel to Western Denmark to explore pedagogy, culture, and society from a broader Danish standpoint. Visits include unique educational institutions, community centers, and local municipalities.

Additional Course Specifics

DIS recommends the 3-credit elective Danish Language and Culture for Child Diversity & Development Students.

Child Diversity and Development Practicum Scandinavia is considered one of the best places to raise children. During your semester at DIS, you will have the opportunity to work with children every week in a Danish educational and child development setting, and interact, observe, and reflect on different educational and child development theories.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Child Diversity & Development program: Applied Psychotherapy Danish Language and Culture for Child Diversity & Development Students Dynamic Project Leadership Human Trafficking in a Global Context Muslims in the West Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective Sociology of the Family Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe

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Communication

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Whether your interest lies in intercultural communication or public relations, the Communication program is designed to develop your international communication skills, help you gain an understanding of current industry trends, and teach you to collaborate with people from other cultures. You will apply classroom theory in a hands-on, engaging manner in Denmark and Europe through projects, field studies, and study tours. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Choose between two core course tracks, one with a strong public relations focus and another with an emphasis on cross-cultural and international communication • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated short study tours to Denmark or Sweden as part of a specialized core course week, and either London or Belfast where you will come face-to-face with current trends and experts in media specific to the core course’s focus • Benefit from Copenhagen as your case study through field studies around the city and guest lectures by leaders in international communication, Danish media, and public relations >> STUDENT PROFILE This diverse program offers you two targeted core courses – Strategic Communication is right for you if you are a communications, marketing, or public relations major; whereas Cross-Cultural Communication is right for you if your background is in communication, cultural studies, English, journalism, or videography.

“For anyone considering the Communication program, go for it! I’ve been having so much fun with my classes. They are incredibly hands on. I’ve had the chance to visit some of the coolest companies in Denmark on our short study tour - Hills & Knowlton, E-mergency, and Brandt, to name a few. “On our week-long tour to London, we visited several organizations. My favorite was 3 Fish in a Tree, a creative agency that calls itself media-free, meaning that it does not specialize in any form of communications but embraces everything from web design, copywriting, traditional advertising, to social media marketing…. That visit in particular undoubtedly solidified my interest in communications.” TREESA LEUNG NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Cross-Cultural Communication

Strategic Communication

This Course Offers You:

How do we communicate and collaborate in an increasingly global age? In this course you will explore theories of communication across cultural divides while putting it into practice during field studies, workshops, and real-time video conference collaboration.

You will learn to examine communication trends in the European public relations landscape. You will make comparative case studies and meet experts in Denmark and the UK to gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals work in a European context.

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3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tours

Belfast Northern Ireland has long been a site of cultural and regional conflict. This study tour takes you on-site to explore how one communicates in politically sensitive areas, where reconciliation is still needed.

London As the media capital of Europe, London offers unique opportunities to study communication, PR, and mass media. You will meet with leading companies and experts in the field of communication that only DIS can offer!

Core Course Weeks

Copenhagen and Sweden You will go on a three-day study tour in Sweden, followed by a two-day seminar in Copenhagen that will allow you to view different communication perspectives and methods in neighboring Scandinavian countries.

Copenhagen and Denmark You will go on a three-day study tour around Denmark, as well as participate in a two-day seminar in Copenhagen that will introduce you to Danish public relations and media institutions.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Communication program: Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture Designing Communication Campaigns International Advertising in a European Context International Marketing and Branding

Unique Internship Opportunity Available to students enrolled in the International Reporting elective course, DIS has partnered with The Copenhagen Post for a select number of internship positions at Denmark’s only English language newspaper. Selected interns will work alongside full-time editors, reporters, and designers for the semester, gaining invaluable international communication experience.

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International Reporting Journalism vs. Public Relations Photojournalism Political Leadership and Communication Scandinavian Moods in Cinema Virtual Worlds and the Social Media Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture

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European Humanities

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In this program you delve into complex European histories and cultures. Deconstruct the competing narratives that have given rise to questions of nationality and confront the inherent ambiguity of European border regions. Using memory studies, an interdisciplinary model, you will examine the formation of current identities through the lens of art, history, literature, philosophy, and religious studies. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Whether you visit the far reaching battlefields of Verdun in France, the former no-man’s land at the Berlin Wall in Germany, or the Gothic architecture in the heart of Prague on your long study tour, you will gain a strong understanding of national memory with Europe as your classroom • Explore the border regions of Denmark, Germany, and Sweden during your core course week, broadening your perspective of national and cultural divides • Visit the regions you discuss in the classroom on field studies, such as a day trip to Lund, Sweden which was at the center of Denmark centuries ago • Explore a curriculum rich in literature, cinema, music, architecture, and art, which will illuminate Europe’s histories and tailor a research paper to your specific area or major >> STUDENT PROFILE The program is directed at intellectually curious students of all disciplines within the humanities. You will have the opportunity to enhance your major by tailoring the core course research paper to your specific area or major of study. You should be liberal arts-minded with an interest in viewing history from a European perspective and enjoy critical thinking and textual analysis.

To Russia With DIS Visit a society rich in culture but in the midst of complex processes of social change on the Russia Past and Present optional study tour and 3-credit elective. You visit Moscow and St. Petersburg with DIS faculty Jon Kyst, an expert in Russian language and studies. A unique highlight is that you will be partnered with Russian students and invited to dinner in their homes, gaining an insight to Russia ‘behind the facade’ in a fascinating era of historical change.

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Core Course

European Memory and Identity

This Course Offers You:

You will synthesize knowledge about European art, literature, philosophy, and history by focusing on the selective ways of remembering Europe’s past – the rich as well as the tragic.

Credits

3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Czech Republic | Germany | France The long study tour takes you not only to the national capital of the country you visit, but also to less-travelled border regions. The aim is to comprehend how historical events are framed differently within the same country.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen-Sweden and Denmark-Germany A two-day seminar in Copenhagen and Sweden, and a three-day study tour in Denmark and Germany will focus on Denmark and its neighbors. Deconstruct Danish national myths and how these historical interpretations shape current Danish memory and identity.

“On our study tour to Germany, we walked to the various memorials for the Berlin Wall incorporated throughout the city. My professor pointed out the cobblestones that marked where the Berlin Wall once divided the free world from Communism. There is now a path of cobblestones that cuts across the city where the wall once was, and it’s incredible to think about how easy it is for us to just walk cross it today.” KATIE WOFFORD UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012

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Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the European Humanities program: 20th Century European History Art in the Making Creative Travel Writing Cultural History of Travel, A Danish Language and Culture European Art of the 20th Century: From Expressionism to Post-War Art History of European Ballet Kierkegaard’s Authorship Making of the Modern Self Meaning of Style, The Music Performance: Instrument or Voice Nordic Mythology Religion and Politics in Europe Scandinavian Crime Fiction Scandinavian Moods in Cinema Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture

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European Politics

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In this program you will visit key European political institutions and meet political actors from lobbyists to diplomats, in a hands-on examination of how Europe functions as a whole and from region-to-region. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of international affairs and enhance your intercultural skills though the mix of classroom theory and experiential field experiences. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Learn from an expert in the field of Danish and European politics, as you explore topics with your core course professor, Jacob Buksti, the former Minister for Transport in Denmark • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours. Travel to the DanishGerman border to study the border region up close. Then apply this knowledge to the breaking down of borders on a broader European level on a week-long study tour to the heart of political decision making – Brussels and The Hague • Play the part of a European Council country in a simulation exercise, culminating in a negotiation game at the end of the semester • Go beyond the classroom on field studies in Copenhagen that explore governmental systems behind the scenes, such as the Danish Foreign Ministry, the European Affairs Committee of the Folketing, and the Danish ‘open prison’ system >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if your major is political science, international relations, government, and/or you are fascinated by the interplay between nation-states and the various group identities that define Europe and the contemporary world.

High-Impact Core Course Week The core course week starts off with a three-day study tour to the DanishGerman border region, giving you first-hand access to the political players involved in local border disputes, framing the larger obstacles the EU faces. You will visit the Great Belt Bridge to see how Danish bridge projects impact the local economy and infrastructure. You will also visit government officials in the Schleswig-Holstein region of the German Federal Republic to examine the power balances between the regional and national German and EU mandates. The study tour will be followed by a twoday seminar in Copenhagen that will introduce the institutional structure of the EU, with a visit to the Danish Parliament and the European Affairs Committee. The week culminates with a visit to the Danish Foreign Ministry to discuss the main elements in Danish EU policy and the experiences from the Danish presidency of the EU in spring 2012.

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Core Courses

European Politics: The European Union

This Course Offers You:

You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of Europe. You will examine the political and historical links between countries, and learn about regional politics, funds from EU, and how big political and strategic decisions are made and implemented.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

Two courses in political science, including one in international relations or comparative politics, at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Brussels-The Hague Experience first-hand the political institutions that you learn about in class. You will interview EU politicians, report back to your class on your findings, and use this knowledge back in Denmark in a simulation game. Past tour visits included visits to EU Parliament, EU Commission, the EU Council, NATO, and the U.S. Mission to the EU.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark-Germany The core course week starts with a short study tour to Southern Denmark and Northern Germany, a border region with troubled history of conflicts, to discuss with locals on both sides of the border how the European Union has been breaking down borders. The study tour will be followed by a two-day seminar in Copenhagen with guest lecturers and field studies.

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“During our study tour to Brussels, my group was fortunate to meet with an extremely interesting delegate from Turkey. Our class had been discussing Turkey’s role and its stance on entering the EU since the first day of class. It was fascinating to be able to hear first hand some of the struggles and frustrations that the country has been facing as they try to join the EU. Additionally, we met with an advisor for a large lobbying firm called Business Europe and I quickly realized that it was experiences such as this that truly separate a DIS study tour from a typical trip to Belgium - I would have never had the opportunity to access and meet such high political officials and government workers.” MARY BAUCOM SAINT LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the European Politics program: Conspiracy Theories and Historical Controversies Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia

Faculty Spotlight Former Danish Minister for Transport, Jacob Butski (pictured above), will be your core course faculty. Jacob was also a member of the Danish parliament for over 10 years and has been political spokesperson for the Social Democrats, the Parliamentary Chairman of the European Affairs Committee, and twice the Party Spokesman on European Affairs. His connections in Danish and EU affairs will ensure you meet key political actors during field studies, guest lectures in Copenhagen and on study tours.

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Danish Politics and Society Enemy Within, The: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War Partners and Rivals: EU-U.S. Relations Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance Political Leadership and Communication Religion and Politics in Europe Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in International Politics

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Global Economics

Related Programs European Politics

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Examine the impact of globalization on European integration using the theories of international trade, capital markets, and economic development in a European context. The aim of the program is to give you a critical understanding of the links between economic integration, comparative advantage, and international competitiveness. >> HIGHLIGHTS

A Day in the Life of a Study Tour:

• Travel with your class and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours that give you first-hand insight and knowledge of the larger economic landscape of Europe. First, you go to Western Denmark to visit Danish companies, and then on a week-long study tour to two of the largest economic hubs of the EU - Brussels and Paris - to debate issues such as the European single market structure

“Bruegel and the EU Parliament - both our visits today were to some of the most powerful places in Belgium. Bruegel is a huge think tank based in Brussels that is financed by 19 EU nations, 20 private companies, and six institutions. In the afternoon, we toured the EU parliament.

• Benefit from Denmark as your case study, where you and your classmates will take a comparative look at how Denmark’s small, open economy with high union membership differs from that of the U.S. and negotiates the driving forces and consequences of globalization • Explore Copenhagen through a hands-on academic lens on field studies with your core course professors, taking you behind the scenes on visits to local institutions such as a think tanks, consulting firms, and labor unions • Apply economic theory to the current euro crisis in order to understand the dynamics of global financial markets on a regional and European level >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if your major is economics, finance, business, or international relations. You want to comprehend from a European perspective how globalization, driven by economic growth, changes the market faster than national and international policies.

“Our host was the ultimate EU insider - he wrote the book on the who’s who of the European Union and seemed to know every single language. He pointed out all the famous people from journalists, to diplomats, to two representatives of an EU-defined terrorist organization. The ex-prime minister of Denmark was in the building too! I am pretty sure normal tours don’t get the opportunity to sit in the EU parliament and look out over the chamber.” DAVID LOCKE DENISON UNIVERSITY DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

KATH. BRANTHOOVER ELON UNIVERSITY SPRING 2010 “I really enjoyed all the study tours that I experienced through the International Business program. It definitely gave me a better idea of how a variety of businesses function. Additionally, it was interesting to see some of the principles that I am learning in class being applied in the business world today.”

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Core Course

Globalization and European Economies

This Course Offers You:

You will focus on the impact of globalization on European economic integration, using standard theories of international trade applied to the EU common market and monetary union. You will gain a deeper understanding of the economic aspects of European and regional trade, labor, and monetary policy.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

Introductory courses in micro- and macroeconomics, plus intermediate or advanced macroeconomics at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Brussels-Paris Gain first-hand insight into economic theories in practice and engage in dialogue with decision makers and strategists through highly topical visits to international government institutions, economic organizations and think tanks, and relevant European Union institutions, including offices on economic policy and foreign aid.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen focused on your core course academics, you will travel on a three-day study tour to visit and compare the three main industries in Denmark – analyzing how they stay competitive and keep a global presence in global markets.

Electives Worth Checking Out! Hands-On International Trading Experience Consider enrolling in the elective course International Financial Management, which will give you a practical understanding of foreign exchange markets, international monetary markets, and international capital markets; and includes a two-day Global Capital Market Solutions (GCMS) trading program with students from other universities and corporate sponsors – a great networking opportunity!

DIS International Career Resources As a DIS student, you will build crosscultural leadership skills to prepare yourself for working in a globalized world, and we will help prepare you to work internationally in the future. During the semester, DIS offers students workshops on applying for international internships, how to build your resumĂŠ, and hosts career nights, giving you the tools to bridge your study abroad experience with future career goals.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Global Economics program: Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies Corporate Finance: European Case Studies Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices Danish Politics and Society Development Economics

A Cutting-Edge Blend of Economics and Psychology Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies rethinks the standard economic model of human behavior by integrating experimental and psychological research into economic theory. This is used to make predictions using cases from Denmark and Europe and examine choices made by people in experiments.

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Environmental Economics Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe International Financial Management Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management

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Graphic Design

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Explore the development of graphic and information design in Scandinavia, focusing on traditional and modern movements in typography, signage, and graphic communication in this program. Through analysis in the classroom and in the field, examine visual language in a historical, sociopolitical, and cultural context. A foundations level core course is available for students without a graphic design background. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Globalize your portfolio through the study of graphic design in Scandinavia from a contextual, conceptual, and an aesthetic point of view • Interpret design through sketches and photography on study tour with DIS faculty in Denmark and Germany-The Netherlands together with students from Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Urban Design programs to enhance your cross-disciplinary understanding • Gain hands-on experience by producing a visual identity project from analysis to final presentation, including signage design and pictograms • Take part in a charette with other students from DIS and Danish universities and generate casebased ideas in a collaborative design session • Work with students from different backgrounds and skill levels in studio, so you can expand your frames of reference and develop new creative ideas while working on design projects for actual organizations in Copenhagen >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are from a professional school of design or architecture, or if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. You wish to expand your portfolio for the international job market and are willing to work both individually and on team assignments, which will prepare you for professional work.

“I had a fun opportunity to work with fellow design students from other Copenhagen universities on a collaborative workshop called a charette, where we focused on creating a system of nonviolent urban intervention. The premise was to find ways to get people’s attention on a certain issue, and find ways to allow for discussion in public. “It was a great way to explore a different kind of creativity than what we do in studio, and a great way to see how other students from other countries approach things. I had the great opportunity to work with two fellow DIS students and Danish, Lithuanian, and Greek design students.” YUN CHI WELLESLEY COLLEGE DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Graphic Design Studio

Graphic Design Foundations Studio

This Course Offers You:

In this studio, you will develop your design skills through analysis of Northern European graphic case studies combined with design assignments in visual identity, branding, and signage within the built environment, as well as in the context of Danish design culture.

If you do not have a background in graphic design, this studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the field. You will not only learn the skills needed to build a creative portfolio, but you will also gain insight into Danish design culture.

Credits

6 Credits

6 Credits

Prerequisite

Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Completion of a minimum of two graphic design/ drawing studios prior to arrival at DIS. Knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Suite.

Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing. Basic knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Suite is beneficial.

Week-Long Study Tour

Germany-The Netherlands Broaden your understanding of how design shapes human experience. You will examine graphic design in the built environment, studying cultural destinations in Germany and The Netherlands. Although the two countries are geographically close, you will begin to identify cultural differences through the visual in graphic expression.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Along with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will travel in Denmark to broaden your understanding of the social and physical context of Danish design. You will sketch and reflect on your experiences individually and as a group, influencing your studio work and your ability to design for the Danish context. Note: Full year students travel to Berlin for core course week during their spring semester.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Graphic Design program: Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design Danish Design Designing Communication Campaigns Livability in the Modern City Mediterranean Visual Journal Photojournalism Scandinavian Interior Architecture Textile Design in Scandinavia Workshop Urban Design Journal Virtual Worlds and the Social Media Visual Journal Watercolor Painting

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Interior Architecture

Related Programs Architecture

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This program allows you to enhance your design methods and skills by approaching design problems from a contextual point of view in the Scandinavian environmental, cultural, and social context. Deepen your understanding of spatiality and human scale, the use of of daylight, material choice, and cultural elements as tools in the design process. A foundations level core course is available for students without a background in interior architecture. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Explore Danish modernism and interior design traditions and how they have influenced current styles • Travel on course-integrated study tours in Denmark, and to Sweden-Finland, Germany-The Netherlands, or Switzerland-Austria with DIS faculty, your fellow Interior Architecture students, and also students from Architecture, Graphic Design, and Urban Design programs to enhance your crossdisciplinary understanding • Gain presentation experience through crits (critiques), where each of your projects will be analyzed and reviewed in a cross-disciplinary context by your peers and working professionals • Work with students from different design backgrounds and skill levels. Expand your frame of reference, and absorb and develop new ideas in studios that typically contain 12 students >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. You wish to expand your portfolio for the international job market and are willing to work both individually and on team assignments, which will prepare you for professional work.

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“One week before long travel break, my core class was divided into small groups to do a section model precedent study for a building we would eventually see on our trip. My group focused on the Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden. I really enjoyed getting to know my group mates and adapting myself to a working group dynamic. “We were always flexible and willing to hear out each other’s ideas, which made the presentation at the end of the project a success. When we were presenting to groups of jurors, we bounced ideas off one another, and were clear and articulate in explaining our project and intentions. We really enjoyed our time working together!” CINDY JIAN MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Interior Architecture Studio

Interior Architecture Foundations Studio

This Course Offers You:

You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, colors, and functional solutions, while solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems using Danish concepts. You will work in physical and digital media to construct spatial models and further your graphic and verbal communication skills.

If you do not have a background in interior architecture, this studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, architecture and interior design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree.

Credits

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6 Credits

Prerequisites

Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS.

Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing.

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Switzerland-Austria This tour will broaden your understanding of how design shapes human experience through the manipulation of light, material, spatial proportion and sequence, and integration of landscape and architecture by visiting innovative sites across Europe. You will sketch and reflect on your experiences individually and as a group. Before departing on tour, you will work with an interdisciplinary group to build a model of one of the sites you will be visiting, as well as lead your classmates once on site.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark You will spend three days in Western Denmark, broadening your understanding of the social and physical context of Danish architecture and interior design, and two days in Copenhagen in a seminar that complements the study tour. Note: Full year students travel to Berlin for core course week during their spring semester.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Interior Architecture program:

Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop

Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design

Integrated Sustainability

Innovation Through Design Thinking

Scandinavian Interior Architecture

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Contemporary European Architectural Theories

Sustainable by Design

Danish Design

Textile Design in Scandinavia Workshop

Detailing in Scandinavian Architecture

Urban Design Journal

European Urban Design Theories

Visual Journal Watercolor Painting

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International Business

Related Programs Communication

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Global Economics

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Whether or not you dream of building your career in the corporate world or being an entrepreneur, this program offers you experience in analyzing and understanding how European businesses operate. One core course focuses on the unique strategic aspects of running a business in Europe compared to the U.S. and how the local environment impacts these ventures. The other core course takes a look at the main tools and skills required to successfully start up a scalable business venture in a globalized business environment. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Boost your resumé by gaining impressive hands-on experience working on projects with businesses in Copenhagen on real-life case scenarios and presenting solutions • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Denmark and Europe meeting with leaders and decision makers in key business clusters in Europe building their insights into your projects and practical assignments • Gain resources for your career through International Career Night and the International Career and Resource Building Workshop hosted by DIS in conjunction with local business experts • Network with your peers from schools across the U.S. in dynamic team projects, business visits, panels, and workshops throughout the semester >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are a student in business, economics, finance, marketing, management, or related disciplines with a strong interest in acquiring business knowledge and skills from an international, cross-cultural, and globalized perspective.

DIS International Career Resources As a DIS student, you will build crosscultural leadership and communication skills to prepare yourself for working in a globalized world. To help you launch an international career, DIS hosts student workshops on how to apply for international internships and build your resumé, as well as hosting career nights so you can develop the tools to bridge your study abroad experience with future career goals. “The International Business program allowed me to experience the business environment hands on. Our professor was engaging, and I felt my classroom experience could be put into practice. We had fantastic guest speakers, which was how I was hired for my summer internship!” TIM HAMILTON VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, SPRING 2012

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Business Entrepreneurship Project

European Business Strategy: Case Studies

This Course Offers You:

In an intensive hands-on process you will meet and collaborate with some main players on the Danish entrepreneurship scene, including start-ups, leading venture capitalists, business accelerator set-ups, and policy makers. Your interaction with the entrepreneurial community will be directly applied to your own business venture idea, which you will build on throughout the semester. The end result will be a finalized business plan to be submitted to an international competition.

Through business visits, case studies, and lectures, you will come to understand the European business environment and how it is different from the U.S. You will learn how companies may be impacted by local business environments – a key skill in international businesses. A major element of the course is that you will work with a business on a sponsored project and present a solution to the company at the end of the semester.

Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites

Courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics at university level.

Courses in introductory macro- and microeconomics at university level.

Week-Long Study Tours

Dublin Get inspiration through meeting a number of successful start-up companies and entrepreneurship communities and learn the institutional set-up that contributed to establishing Ireland on the world entrepreneurship map, despite the economic downturn.

Preference of Berlin-Prague | London Gain first-hand knowledge on business strategies of companies through on-site meetings with managers. You will study the businesses visited to understand how local and European environments impact business.

Core Course Weeks

Copenhagen and Sweden You will spend two days in a seminar in Copenhagen and three days in Sweden on study tour exploring and analyzing the local entrepreneurship environment there compared to that in Denmark.

Copenhagen and Denmark You will spend two days in a seminar in Copenhagen and three days on study tour in Western Denmark where you will engage in dialogue with locally operating corporations to gain an understanding of business strategy, particularly to Danish regulations, market demands, and culture.

The Entrepreneurship House

“In Berlin we visited two companies, Bayer and Deutsche Bahn, and in Prague we got the chance to visit Skanska, Philips, and Citibank. All of the businesses we visited were extremely hospitable and provided us with very thorough presentations about their business model. I particularly enjoyed the visit to Bayer because I have become more and more interested in the areas of pharmaceuticals and healthcare… actually setting foot in their office and speaking with employees there, it became a more realistic possibility in my mind to consider careers abroad after graduation.“

If you dream of someday being an entrepreneur, DIS has a new housing option created just for students with entrepreneurship plans! This Living & Learning Community option is structured as a real-life business accelerator program located in housing facilities specifically equipped to promote a dynamic and creative work environment. Visit DISabroad.org/housing for more.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the International Business program: Corporate Finance: European Case Studies Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture International Advertising in a European Context International Financial Management International Marketing and Branding International Mergers and Acquisitions

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Justice & Human Rights

Related Programs European Politics

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Prostitution & the Sex Trade

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This program will enhance your knowledge of international law and human rights. Deepen your understanding of the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe through the combination of interactive classes, field studies, and study tours, using the Balkans as a case study. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Your core class faculty will be senior military legal advisers with first-hand experience from the recent conflicts in the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa; bringing a professional perspective to the classroom on how law effects military planning and execution of operations • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Western Denmark, and either Bosnia or Kosovo where you will come face to face with current political tensions and issues of national identity in the aftermath of recent conflict and civil war • Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in real-life examples using Danish and international case studies

>> STUDENT PROFILE The program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, human rights, or global studies. The real world experience you will gain in this course is highly valuable for students interested in applying to law school.

“The most striking part of our study tour to Kosovo was walking to the Mitrovica Bridge, which divides the north (Serbian) city from the southern Albanian section. Just days before we arrived, tension had been mounting, and the bridge itself was blocked with piles of sand and wood. “Standing around the bridge, there was a very eerie, strained energy, with a police and military presence. One of our instructors went to ask if it would be possible for us to walk onto the bridge, and we took turns in groups walking out onto the bridge and up to the blockade. As much as I have learned about the conflict in Kosovo, nothing compares to actually being there to experience effects of that conflict. It’s something I don’t think I’ll ever forget.” TARA CANTWELL STONEHILL COLLEGE DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, FALL 2011 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

KATH. BRANTHOOVER ELON UNIVERSITY SPRING 2010 “I really enjoyed all the study tours that I experienced through the International Business program. It definitely gave me a better idea of how a variety of businesses function. Additionally, it was interesting to see some of the principles that I am learning in class being applied in the business world today.”

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Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict

This Course Offers You:

Examine human rights and the laws of armed conflict, and how they apply to contemporary conflicts. Analyze current events such as piracy off the coast of Somalia, the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and recent European armed conflicts in a legal context. Develop an understanding of the legal aspects regulating modern conflicts and how they interact with the political environment.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

A course in international relations or human rights at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Kosovo (Fall) | Bosnia (Spring) Both tours are tailored to give you the tools to form your own conclusions about human rights violations during the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, international intervention, and the postconflict rebuilding process. You will meet with opposition leaders, government officials, and local scholars that will broaden your perspectives on conflict and resolution first-hand.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will head off on a three-day study tour, which will introduce you to Danish military and naval capabilities and their involvement and position in crisis areas. You will meet military officers and visit local universities where you will engage in intercultural dialogues on human conflict and rights.

The Global Action House During your DIS semester, live in a Living & Learning Community with fellow students who enjoy civic engagement and wish to be active with an international NGO while in Denmark. This is a perfect way to immerse with the local community, build your personal network, and gain an experiential highlight of your time abroad to add to your graduate school application or resumĂŠ! See more information about DIS housing options at DISabroad.org/housing.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Justice & Human Rights program: Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime and Ethnic Conflict Battlefield Europe: Military History of World War II Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia Gang Crime in Scandinavia Gender Perspectives on Human Rights Holocaust and Genocide Human Trafficking in a Global Context International Law from a European Perspective Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance Political Leadership and Communication

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Medical Practice & Policy

Related Programs Biomedicine

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Neuroscience

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Public Health

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This program offers you unique and valuable hands-on medical experiences, such as clinical lab exercises, as well as insight into clinical practices and health provision in Europe. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Learn from medical doctors at Copenhagen University hospitals, and gain an insider view of the workings of hospitals and clinics, and the daily practice of physicians • Try your hand at recording patient history and clinical cases as part of the experiential learning element of the core course • Perform physical examinations and procedures on medical phantoms, such as blood drawing, I.V. entry, and suturing • Compare and contrast health care and medical practice in newly reformed versus welfare state systems by visiting hospitals, clinics, and research institutions on study tours in Denmark and cities in Western and Eastern Europe >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you have a serious interest in medicine and science and are considering pursing a graduate degree in the health professions. You will gain insight into the field of medicine through the faculty, who are Danish medical practitioners, and classes at a local university hospital.

“This is the best class I have taken on medical science. Your professors are actually doctors. If you ask them a hypothetical question, chances are they have a real story to answer with. Along with all of this, we got to go on our two study tours as a class and speak with doctors and hospital staff in Western Denmark, as well as in Berlin and Poznan. It was extremely helpful to learn how different health care can be in Europe even though the countries are all part of the European Union, which has its own standards on health care. It also gave us a unique perspective on American health care and what we can do to use the system to its maximum potential.” DEVON HUNTLEY AMERICAN UNIVERSITY DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, FALL 2011 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach

This Course Offers You:

In this course, taught on site at a university hospital, you will focus on the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and clinical working methods of Danish physicians as practiced in the Danish medical system.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Berlin-Poznan | Stockholm-Tallinn | BudapestVienna | Vienna-Bratislava The long study tour gives you an in-depth understanding of the medical practices and health care systems of both a European welfare state and a post-communist country of Eastern Europe, through visits to clinics and research institutions.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Western Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will spend three days on study tour familiarizing yourself with the health care system across Denmark by visiting with general practitioners, hospital departments, and universities specializing in medical research.

Additional Course Specifics

Please be aware that this 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.

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Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Medical Practice & Policy program: Communicating Science Complexity of Cancer Epidemology - Danish Case Studies Health Beyond Borders Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe Immunology Medical Anthropology Medical Ethics Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark Public Health Implications of Modern Lifestyles

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Neuroscience

Related Programs Biomedicine

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Medical Practice & Policy

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Psychology

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This program explores the role of the nervous system in regulating physiological processes both on the cellular and molecular levels. It is designed to give you an understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system, and the biology behind different types of clinically relevant psychiatric disorders when different psychoactive drugs are applied. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Gain insight into cutting-edge neuroscience research in Scandinavia through research projects that will allow you to meet experts working directly in neuroscience • Access top researchers in and outside of the classroom who will broaden your perspective on developments in neuroscience internationally • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Denmark, Southern Sweden, Switzerland, and Southern Germany, and gain exposure to experts and top researchers within the neuroscience field >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you study biology, health science, neuroscience, or a similar discipline. It is designed to ensure you will acquire skills for a future career or graduate degree in the health professions, scientific research, or in the mental health disciplines.

Why Neuroscience in Denmark? The region of Denmark and southern Sweden houses Medicon Valley - one of Europe’s leading life science clusters and a hub for research institutions and business centers located within a very small geographical area. Biopharmaceutical companies such as Lundbeck and Neurosearch, specializing in psychiatric disorders are based here, making Copenhagen a perfect base from which to go on field studies and study tours with your DIS faculty and classmates. You will also gain new cross-cultural perspectives, discovering how psychiatric disorders and the use of psychoactive drugs are handled in Scandinavian practice compared to American standards.

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Psychopharmacology – Substances and the Brain

This Course Offers You:

You will learn how the brain is affected in different types of psychiatric disorders, as well as in the use of different psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. This course will cover neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Week-Long Study Tour

Germany-Switzerland Switzerland and Germany are at the forefront of neuroscience research in Europe, with close cooperation between over 100 neuroscience research groups based at universities, hospitals, and specialized institutes - a variety of which you will visit with your faculty on tour.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark-Southern Sweden You will spend three days in Southern Sweden and two days in Copenhagen for a seminar that complements your study tour with neuroscience research and initiatives currently happening in innovative Scandinavian institutions.

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“As part of the course, we will get out of the classroom on field studies. A highlight visit will be to meet with researchers at Lundbeck, an international pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life for people suffering from brain disorders. Lundbeck is engaged in the research, development, production, marketing, and sale of pharmaceuticals across the world. “The company’s products are targeted at disorders such as depression and anxiety, psychotic disorders, epilepsy and Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s diseases. This is just one example of the access you will have to leading institutes both in Denmark and in Europe!” JESPER T. ANDREASEN, PH.D FACULTY FOR PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY – SUBSTANCES AND THE BRAIN

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Neuroscience program: Applied Psychotherapy Bioinformatics Complexity of Cancer Ethical Brain, The: Philosophy and Neuroscience Immunology Medical Ethics Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior Neuroscience of Fear Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors

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Prostitution & the Sex Trade

Related Programs European Politics

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Justice & Human Rights

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Sociology

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This program analyzes the conflicting views surrounding prostitution in Europe. Denmark, where prostitution is legal, is the perfect foil to the rest of Scandinavia, where it is not, and to the Netherlands, where it is legal but with different moral and legal standards. Through field studies and study tours, you will experience how varied cultural settings impact policy and practice. A burning question in Denmark is whether prostitution should remain legal. At the end of the semester, you will debate this topic with an expert panel of Danish politicians, women’s rights organizations, and sex workers’ rights organizations. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on core course-integrated study tours to Southern Sweden and Amsterdam to examine the differences, legally and socially, in how prostitution is handled compared to in Denmark • Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish prostitutes • Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final core course panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are a gender studies or women’s studies major or you study sociology, anthropology, human rights, or international relations. The topics explored relating to prostitution and human trafficking will apply to a future career in law or social work.

Elective Course Feature: Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia What characterizes interpretations of gender, body, and sexuality in the liberal Scandinavian context? The course interacts closely with Danish society, utilizing Copenhagen for field studies and hosting guest speakers with personal and professional experiences surrounding the course’s diverse topics, including a transgender speaker that shares the personal experience of having a sex change and how American and Scandinavian perspectives differ.

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Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe

This Course Offers You:

This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and in other European countries such as the Netherlands. You will also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law-enforcement officials and politicians.

Credits

3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tour

Amsterdam On this tour, you will gain insight into the Dutch perspective toward prostitution and trafficking. The tour is designed to challenge your ideas and perceptions about prostitution. Through talking to former sex workers and visiting NGOs, you will explore how the Dutch, Danish, and Swedish approaches differ from each other.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Sweden Along with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen focused on your core course academics, you will spend three days in Sweden examining the differences between the Swedish approach to prostitution in which the customer is criminalized, and the legalized status of prostitution in Denmark.

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Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Prostitution & the Sex Trade program: Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia Equality in Scandinavia Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia Gender Perspectives on Human Rights “Aside from being faculty at DIS I also run my own law firm, mainly taking pro-bono cases for trafficked people in relation to violations of immigration law and the Danish penal code. I also chair a non-profit NGO, called HopeNow, which works for and with people who are trafficked to Denmark to be exploited in prostitution and forced labor. “Teaching means I can meld together my work experience in anti-trafficking, human rights, and international law; with personal experiences and interests in gender issues. It is my hope that my students will gain understanding and learn about issues and concepts through real contexts and personal experiences here - not just historical texts and other people’s views.”

Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations Human Trafficking in a Global Context LGBTQ in Scandinavia Psychology of Human Sexuality Sociology of the Family

ANNE BRANDT CHRISTENSEN FACULTY FOR PROSTITUTION & THE SEX TRADE IN EUROPE

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Psychology

Related Programs Child Diversity & Development

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Neuroscience

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This program focuses on psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on its application in a Danish and European context. You will critically analyze theory in relation to cultural and social differences in psychological practice, and learn to apply recent advances in psychological science to your own practical experiences. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Choose between three cutting-edge core courses - Cross-Cultural Psychology, European Clinical Psychology, and Positive Psychology- all aimed at broadening your understanding of the discipline through a Danish and international lens

Hands-On Practicum Experience

• Europe will be your classroom as you travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on courseintegrated study tours to Western Denmark and across locations in Europe, meeting with researchers, policy-makers, and NGOs

If you are enrolled in Positive Psychology or European Clinical Psychology, you can enhance your experience with practical application of the theory you learn in class through an additional 3-credit practicum companion course. Placements in Danish day care and mental health facilities will allow you to become immersed in the local population, gain international experience in the field, and make a difference.

• The academic rigor of the course will be enhanced with guest lectures from practitioners in Copenhagen and field studies to local organizations that will bring real world examples of how psychological science is applied and practiced in Denmark >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are interested in psychology, social policy, neuroscience, or human development.

“The psychology program at DIS is extraordinary because of its collaborative hands-on approach. Through field studies, study tours, group projects, and social activities, we bonded with our peers and instructor in and out of the classroom. The experiences we’ve shared with our class this semester will prove to be invaluable to our developing careers.” RYAN MACE, EUROPEAN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY MORGAN GRANGER, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK DIS STUDENT BLOGGERS, SPRING 2012

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Core Courses (choice)

Cross-Cultural Psychology

European Clinical Psychology

Positive Psychology

This Course Offers You:

Through psychological research, theory, and methods, examine how culture influences human behavior and experience, and explore its influence on social relations, family processes, and experience of self. The related implications for clinical practice will also be considered.

Study clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the discipline within a European context, covering cultural and ethical issues, and different psychotherapeutic schools.

Analyze how positive psychology is being applied across Europe. Meet with leading educators, researchers, and practitioners to witness and discuss ground-breaking methods and innovations the field is creating in the areas of public policy, business, and education.

Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites

A psychology course at university level.

A course in abnormal psychology at university level.

A psychology course at university level.

Week-Long Study Tours

Berlin Experience cross-cultural psychology outside the classroom by exploring cultural diversity in Germany through visits to organizations and academic institutions dealing with historical and current issues.

Vienna The tour focuses on the roots of clinical psychology from Freudian to presentday techniques linking how experts in Austria approach policy and practice, and investigating mental health from a clinical perspective.

Scotland | London | Milan Analyze how positive psychology is applied across Europe. Meet with leading educators, researchers, and practitioners to witness and discuss ground-breaking methods and innovations the field is creating in the areas of public policy, business, and education.

Core Course Weeks

Copenhagen and Denmark The three-day tour and two-day seminar will include academic visits to organizations, NGOs, and researchers dealing with cross-cultural psychology across Denmark.

Copenhagen and Denmark Academic visits on the three-day tour and two-day seminar will include educational and psychological consultants, healthcare institutions, as well as professional practices in Danish municipalities. You will examine the Nordic interpretation of clinical practice and public policies.

Copenhagen and Denmark Academic visits for the three-day tour and two-day seminar will introduce you to Danish researchers and institutions that apply principles of positive psychology to the Danish organizational context.

DIS recommends a 3-credit optional European Clinical Psychology Practicum, giving you a hands-on experience to supplement your core course.

DIS recommends a 3-credit optional Positive Psychology Practicum, giving you a hands-on experience to supplement your core course.

Additional Course Specifics

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Psychology program:

Positive Psychology Practicum

Applied Psychotherapy

Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective

Psychology and Criminal Behavior

Developmental Disorders Psychology of Crisis Dynamic Project Leadership Psychology of Human Sexuality European Clinical Psychology Practicum Psychology of Leadership Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior Neuroscience of Fear

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Public Health

Related Programs Biomedicine

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Child Diversity & Development

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Medical Practice & Policy

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Through this program, you will gain a northern European perspective on salient aspects of public health such as prevention, health promotion, and quality improvement with examination of the challenges of health delivery, prioritization, and health economics. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Gain hands-on experience by designing a research question that will be explored in a semester-long independent project focused on European systems, while collaborating with a Danish health care institution • Learn from professional Danes working at various public health institutions in Copenhagen, giving you access to real-life best practices and current debates within the Danish health care system • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to Western Denmark, Finland, and the Baltic states, designed to give you comparative insights into contrasting health care systems >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you study health science, public health, public policy, or a similar discipline and wish to acquire skills for a graduate degree in health professions, and a future career in health administration or health promotion.

Why Denmark? Most contemporary Western democracies face the same challenges: aging of the population leading to increased demand, unequal access to health care, high expectations for the performance of biomedicine, and problems with containing health care expenditures. The northern European welfare states choose different approaches when planning, providing, and organizing health care. From your central location in Denmark, you will be able to witness how countries with a close proximity to each other in distance, but also politically and socially, have evolved differing preventive and curative health care systems. Copenhagen is the perfect place from which to debate the advantages and disadvantages Denmark and its neighbors face, compared to the post-Communist nations you will visit on study tour, and the American perspective you bring with you.

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Core Course

Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe

This Course Offers You:

This course aims at providing you 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. You will explore what determines health priority setting and the relationship involved in policy-making and provision of health services.

Credits

3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Tallinn-Helsinki | Riga-Helsinki The long study tour aims to compare and contrast the role, function, and organization of the health care systems of two Nordic countries, Denmark and Finland, with the health care systems of post-communist Estonia and Latvia. Through visits with general practitioners, policy-making institutions, and health care interest groups, the study tours address the challenges Europe faces in relation to health care due to rising costs, aging populations, and immigration.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will spend three days on a study tour to Western Denmark, where you will familiarize yourself with the health care system in Denmark, focusing on health care administration and the role of primary care.

“On study tour in Finland, we visited Folkhälsan, an organization serving the Swedish-speaking minority. They’re a nonprofit that emphasizes the right of citizens to receive care in their own language. Their services include swimming classes, anti-bullying efforts, wellness programs, and activities for seniors. “It was a little astounding, however, as we came from visiting health care organizations in Latvia, where they have few resources for national mental health, to this incredibly wealthy organization that serves just 6% of the population. That Finland is wealthier and has fewer social issues than Latvia was very apparent.” SUSANNAH BUTTERS HAVERFORD COLLEGE DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Public Health program: Communicating Science Epidemiology - Danish Case Studies Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics Health Beyond Borders Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe Impact of Epidemic Disease upon European History, The Medical Anthropology Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark Public Health Ethics Public Health Implications of Modern Lifestyles Strategies for Urban Livability

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Science & the Environment

Related Programs Biomedicine

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Sustainability in Europe

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Explore climate change and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history. You will develop deep knowledge of global climate history in order to understand climate change theory, while exploring how civilization has played a critical role in creating the earth we live on today. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Learn from DIS core course faculty – leading researchers in climate change theory and specialists in ice core analysis at the world-renowned Center for Ice & Climate at the University of Copenhagen • Use Copenhagen as your classroom through field studies to local institutions to discuss topics in geology, arctic geopolitics, and the environment • Spend a week with your classmates and DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to Greenland where you will encounter the 200,000 year-old Greenland ice sheet, magnificent flora and fauna, the Russell Glacier, and hopefully witness the aurora borealis! • During core course week, you will participate in geological and biological studies at the Cliffs of Stevns and Møn >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you study environmental science, biology, geology, chemistry, or earth science. You should be interested in learning the hard science behind climate change, combining field work with research in class.

KATH. BRANTHOOVER ELON UNIVERSITY SPRING 2010 “I really enjoyed all the study tours that I experienced through the International Business program. It definitely gave me a better idea of how a variety of businesses function. Additionally, it was interesting to see some of the principles that I am learning in class being applied in the business world today.”

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Climate Change from a Historical Perspective

This Course Offers You:

Examine climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through the study of past climate developments. Combine climate theory with hands-on experience, such as ice core analysis at the dedicated Center for Ice & Climate at University of Copenhagen and on a study tour to Greenland.

Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisite

One semester environmental science or earth science at university level. One year biology or chemistry highly recommended.

Week-Long Study Tour

Greenland You will have the rare opportunity to study arctic phenomena involving biology, geology, meteorology, and arctic politics with hands-on sessions at the Kangerlussuaq research center and in the field.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Denmark Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen, you will go on a three-day study tour to the Cliffs of Stevns and Møn and learn to read the visible record of past climate change, known as the K-T boundary between the Cretaceous and the Paleogene periods.

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“I would not be able to experience similar academics at my home university purely because of the DIS professors’ experience in ice core and climate research. They took us to their research center, the Center for Ice & Climate, to ice cores on a field study. It’s an amazing place full of scientists passionate about the climate system! “The professors’ enthusiasm really rubbed off and I was able to appreciate the data in a deeper context through their first-hand experience with the research. The Greenland study tour was the best experience. Amazing, wonderful, fantastic just can’t capture the experience! I would encourage any student interested in climate change and scientific adventures to take this new program.” JESSICA LEE GETTYSBURG COLLEGE SPRING 2012

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Science & the Environment program:

About Kangerlussuaq, Greenland The visit to Kangerlussuaq on your long study tour is a truly unique experience. Historically used by the United States Army Air Force as a strategic stopover point during WWII and the Cold War, it is now home to the U.S. National Science Foundation research site with leading researchers studying upper atmosphere physics and chemistry. You will visit the center while on study tour.

Biological Conservation and Biodiversity Biology of Marine Mammals (including optional lab) Environmental Economics Environmental History of Europe Environmental Microbiology Environmental Policy in Practice Environmental Research Project

The town has only 556 inhabitants and is situated on the edge of a fjord with close access to the Greenland ice sheet. It boasts the most diverse terrestrial fauna of Greenland, including muskoxen, caribou, and Greenlandic huskies. Your study tour will truly be an off-the-beaten track research experience!

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Geoinfomatics How Plants Changed World History Renewable Energy Systems Waste Management Systems in Europe

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Sociology

Related Programs European Politics Justice & Human Rights Prostitution & the Sex Trade Urban Studies in Europe

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Globalization has torn down walls, dissolved hierarchies, and brought us closer together. New proximities, however, have often led to anxiety and confrontation, rather than multicultural understanding and dialogue. In this program you will gain comparative insight into cultural diversity and social capital in Scandinavia and Turkey. The study tours will provide your main case studies and will explore questions of integration and examine the interests of different cultural, religious, and ethnic groups in Denmark, Sweden, and Turkey. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Travel on study tour to Istanbul to hear personal stories and explore current issues surrounding cultural divisions and political tensions affecting Turkish society • Study the changes to a previously homogeneous Scandinavia brought about by immigration from non-Western societies on short study tour in Denmark or Sweden, and field studies in Copenhagen • Work with a non-profit organization that helps immigrants and asylum seekers in Denmark as part of the optional Sociology Practicum course • Take part in debates and workshops with diverse guest speakers from culturally conservative Danish analysts to Armenian and Kurdish minorities from Turkey >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you study sociology, anthropology, political science, international relations, or related disciplines. You should have an interest in examining issues of immigration, integration, and social cohesion from a European perspective.

“On long study tour I was lucky enough to travel to Istanbul, and I am definitely in withdrawal from the magic of this exciting and enchanting city. We got to experience the unique culture of this city, but also take an academic approach, looking at how the meeting of Eastern and Western culture in the city affects and influences the balance of the population. “We heard a lecture on the position of Greek minorities and women in Turkish society. The presenter focused a lot on identity and how where we come from shapes identity. We visited the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) where we spoke to the head of the Democratization Department about minority issues and rights in Turkey, focusing on the Kurdish question. “We visited a local university where we watched a video on Turkish politics with some students and had the opportunity to discuss and debate key issues. Back in Copenhagen, our class wrote a new mock constitution for Turkey, addressing the concerns we witnessed first hand.” TARA CANTWELL STONEHILL COLLEGE DIS STUDENT BLOGGER, SPRING 2012 >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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Cultural Diversity and Social Capital

This Course Offers You:

You will build your knowledge in the field through the European lens. This course pivots on case study investigations of the societal factors that underlie Europe’s often nationalist responses to recent immigration from the Middle East, in particular, and the historical and cultural factors that make up the backdrop to drawing up a new constitution in Turkey on your study tour.

Credits

3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tour

Turkey The tour will introduce you to social, cultural, and political divisions in Turkey between secularism and Islam, Turks and Kurds, the Muslim majority and non-Muslim minorities such as Greeks and Armenians - all in the context of Turkey’s ongoing democratization and EU accession negotiations.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Southern Sweden (Fall) | Copenhagen and Denmark (Spring) Alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen focused on your core course academics, you will examine specific social and cultural challenges faced by traditionally homogenous Denmark or Sweden due to increased immigration in recent years.

Additional Course Specifics

Add on an additional 3-credit Sociology Practicum course to engage directly with the challenges immigration and new cultural diversity pose to Denmark.

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Program Core Course

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Sociology program: Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime, and Ethnic Conflict Equality in Scandinavia Gang Crime in Scandinavia Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia Holocaust and Genocide Human Trafficking in a Global Context

Sociology Practicum Feature

LGBTQ in Scandinavia

At present, Denmark is grappling with a rise in immigration and the cultural challenges this brings to a previously very homogeneous society. Take this 3-credit practicum for hands-on engagement with the local immigrant community by working with organizations such as the Red Cross, DIA (a private Muslim school), or the Trampolinhuset culture house.

Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance

Muslims in the West

Religion and Politics in Europe Service Learning Seminar Sociology of the Family Sociology Practicum

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Sustainability in Europe

Related Programs European Politics

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Science & the Environment

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The core focus of the program is on the social, political, and economic issues associated with sustainable development. Using a predominantly social science approach, you will be introduced to a range of Danish and European stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Use Copenhagen as a classroom by visiting some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives. Past visits include the European Environment Agency, Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, and the NGO Energy Crossroads • Spend your week-long study tour at a leading European destination in one of the key themes of sustainable development, such as grassroots innovation, environmental policy, or climate mitigation and adaptation • Combine your classroom experiences with field studies and study tour visits by creating your own strategy plan for a sustainable future • Get involved with sustainability outside of the classroom: live in the Green House, attend DIS-hosted Climate Seminars, volunteer for various sustainability NGOs, bike to school, or be a part of the Sustainability Task Force >> STUDENT PROFILE The program is for you if you are interested in environmental studies, environmental science, public policy, or general environmental affairs.

“The Sustainability in Europe program helped me not just to understand sustainability issues in a progressive way, but to examine these with the hindsight of a region that is often a world leader in this area. With Copenhagen as a launch pad, the program enabled me to meet experts and provided tangible, hands-on experience via study tours. “On my study tour, we met with some of the world’s most influential environmental NGOs, toured a bio-gas facility, and visited both grassroots and publicly-driven urban redevelopment projects. Also, the study tour provided the opportunity to truly bond with my classmates, helping me develop a strong network that will prove valuable as I continue my personal and professional development. It’s been a great semester!” LARS BOGGILD DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY SPRING 2012 PROGRAM ACADEMIC AWARD WINNER

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Core Course

European Sustainable Development

This Course Offers You:

You will explore a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policy in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial levels of sustainability, you will then delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development while on long study tour.

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Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Germany | The Netherlands | United Kingdom The study tours visit leading regions for research and development of sustainable systems and organizations. You will gain a great understanding of sustainability in a European context through a mixture of visits to research centers, companies, and NGOs. Each study tour destination focuses on different sustainability themes for which that particular location is known (see adjacent box on the right).

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Denmark and Southern Sweden-Northern Germany A two-day seminar in Copenhagen and a short study tour will explore northern European sustainability methods. You may visit windfarms, solar power plants, eco-villages, and local governments.

“Copenhageners don’t simply just preach the sustainability ethos, they live it.” - New York Times

Study Tour Destinations & Themes The week-long study tours are theme-based and you will have the opportunity to state your preference for location when you register for the course. The locations and themes are: • Totnes, Transition Town, United Kingdom: Role of grassroots activists and organizations creating new bottom–up social, economic, and technological solutions for sustainable development • Amsterdam, The Netherlands: State and local city government as main drivers of sustainable development and policy - shaping the future of a nation • Hamburg & Berlin, Germany: Sustainable urban planning and redevelopment with a focus on food, energy, and transportation

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• 36% of the Copenhagen population commutes daily by bike

DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Sustainability in Europe program:

• Copenhagen is working hard to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025

Biological Conservation and Biodiversity

• Biomass accounts for approximately 70% of renewable energy consumption, and wind energy provides 20% of domestic electricity production

Environmental Economics Environmental History of Europe

• The European Environment Agency is based in Copenhagen Environmental Policy in Practice • Copenhagen’s district heating system uses waste heat from regional refuse incineration plants and combined heat from power plants to distribute heat through a city-wide pipe system. One incinerator provides nearly 140,000 households with electricity and district heating

Environmental Research Project Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics How Plants Changed World History Livability in the Modern City Renewable Energy Systems Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management Sustainable Production and Consumption Waste Management Systems in Europe

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Urban Design

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Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, you will solve real-life problems using analytical design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape questions. The studio core course emphasizes individual and team project work and forms the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of design skills. A foundations level core course is available for students without an urban design background. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Globalize your design portfolio through practical studio projects and field studies that take you deep into Copenhagen’s cutting-edge urban planning • Develop design methods, presentation skills, and familiarize yourself with a variety of key urban spatial conditions necessary in creating a livable urban environment • Travel with DIS faculty on study tours to Denmark; and to Sweden-Finland, Germany-The Netherlands, or Switzerland-Austria with not only your fellow Urban Design students, but also students from Architecture, Graphic Design, and Interior Architecture programs to enhance your cross-disciplinary understanding • Gain presentation experience through crits (critiques), where each of your projects will be analyzed and reviewed in a cross-disciplinary context by your peers and by working professionals • DIS studios typically contain 12 students, creating a close mentorship by DIS faculty and a network of peers with similar skill levels, that will help expand your frames of creative conceptualization

“The Urban Design Foundations Studio offered me an opportunity to expand into an entirely new field while still building on my previous education. Not only has the experience forged a new academic path for me, it has given me opportunities beyond the classroom and confirmed that this is indeed the path I want to take. “I’ve found a new home for myself in urban design; I have been able to develop a more holistic background that will be advantageous in my professional career. Having Copenhagen as a laboratory and inspirational environment made a deep impact on my personal development as a designer. To say Copenhagen is the ‘mecca’ of urban design isn’t far from the truth. For a student trying to learn best practices implemented around the world, it is unquestionably the place to be.” KASEY KLIMES UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI - ST. LOUIS URBAN DESIGN FOUNDATIONS STUDIO

>> STUDENT PROFILE This program is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture, design, urban design; as well as if you come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. You wish to expand your portfolio for the international job market and are willing to work both individually and on team assignments, which will prepare you for professional work.

Featured Elective European Urban Design Theories This elective course will delineate how design theories are carried out in reality in Copenhagen and nearby urban areas. You will study the underlying theories and methodologies of urban design, as practiced in Europe since the mid-20th century. Additionally, differences and similarities between European and American cities in socio-political contexts will be discussed.

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Core Courses (choice)

Urban Design Studio

Urban Design Foundations Studio

This Course Offers You:

You will be instructed in a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, and sustainable design. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.

If you do not have a background in urban design, this studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting.

Credits

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6 Credits

Prerequisites

Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture, design, or urban design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios prior to arrival at DIS.

Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing.

Week-Long Study Tour

Preference of Sweden-Finland | Germany-The Netherlands | Switzerland-Austria The tour will broaden your understanding of how design shapes human experience through the manipulation of light, material, spatial proportion and sequence, and integration of landscape and architecture by visiting innovative sites across Europe. You will sketch and reflect on your experiences individually and as a group. Before departing, you will work in a group on an interdisciplinary model of one of the sites you will visit, and lead your classmates once on site.

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Copenhagen | Denmark You will spend three days in Western Denmark, broadening your understanding of the social and physical context of Danish urban design, and two days in Copenhagen in a focused seminar that complements the study tour. Note: Full year students travel to Berlin for core course week during their spring semester.

Additional Course Specifics

You will take one of the following 3-credit co-requisite courses: European Urban Design Theories, Livability in the Modern City, Strategies for Urban Livability, or Urban Design Journal to supplement your studio course.

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Urban Design program:

History of Copenhagen: History, Plan, Design

Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design

Integrated Sustainability

Innovation Through Design Thinking

Livability in the Modern City Danish Design Strategies for Urban Livability European Urban Design Theories Sustainable by Design

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Urban Design Journal

Garden Art in European Culture

Venice: Power and Performance

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Urban Studies in Europe

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Cities are symbolic national and cultural stages, each with their own identity. Today, all cities face dramatic change due to pressures of urban modernism, such as transient population growth, globalization, gentrification, public transportation needs, and ecological demands. This program will work with shifting perspectives on the urban context from the local to the regional and the continental. You will explore the different sociopolitical history of Western and Eastern Europe through to today’s more unified structure. You will learn to read each city through its architecture, art, history, literature, politics, social movements, and urban layout. >> HIGHLIGHTS • Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change over the past few decades, from the development of a welfare state to sustainable urban planning • Travel to Hamburg, and Budapest and Vienna, on two course-integrated study tours where you will be able to compare how these cities are currently developing their infrastructure • Build a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lectures from local historians, sociologists, and urban planners >> STUDENT PROFILE This program is for you if you study history, urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology.

Elective Course Feature: Explore the History of Copenhagen Why does Copenhagen look the way it does? Continue the theme of reading the city by enrolling in the elective course History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design with DIS historian Carsten Pape (pictured above). The course takes you through the many stages of the city’s urban development from the Middle Ages to now.

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Core Course

European Urban Life and Development

This Course Offers You:

Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while at the same time generating challenges and fears. The course will integrate architectural, geographical, historical, and social dimensions to explore the European city as a venue of human interaction and experience.

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3 Credits

Week-Long Study Tour

Budapest-Vienna You will witness a city heavily contextualized by its years behind the Soviet Iron Curtain, and compare it with the western European city of Vienna on a day-long visit to the Austrian capital.

Core Course Week

Copenhagen and Hamburg You will spend three days on a study tour introducing you to Germany’s gateway to the world, the booming port city of Hamburg. The tour is supplemented by a two-day companion seminar in Copenhagen. You will reflect on how Hamburg’s unique history as a ‘free city’ with the Hanseatic League shaped the city into what it is today, and compare this to Copenhagen’s differing socio-urban development.

Read London on an Optional Study Tour Literary London is a 1-credit class with an integrated study tour to London. The class focuses on how to read a city, not just in literature, but also in its own right; and is designed so each class session prior to the study tour links to an exercise that will be completed in London. A highlight of the study tour is the Reading the City exercise in which you walk in the footsteps of a famous London author and literally read the city of London from their historical and creative perspective!

Build Your Own Curriculum DIS has over 160 elective courses listed on pages 54-57. Here are some related to the Urban Studies in Europe program: Equality in Scandinavia European Urban Design Theories Gang Crime in Scandinavia Getting There: Transportation in Urban Europe History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design Integrated Sustainability Literary London Livability in the Modern City Strategies of Urban Livability Taking the Pulse of the City: The Copenhagen Area Survey Venice: Power and Performance

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Step 2: Course List

Courses are organized by major. Many courses are listed under more than one discipline.

>> BLUE: Core courses - you can only pick one core course which defines your program. >> RED: External courses taught at Danish universities. >> GREEN: Elective courses that come with an optional study tour (see p. 62).

ADVERTISING • Designing Communication Campaigns • International Advertising in a European Context ANTHROPOLOGY • Barcelona: Football is Never Just a Game • Cross-Cultural Psychology • Cultural Diversity and Social Capital • Cultural History of Travel, A • Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia • Language, Youth, and Society • LGBTQ in Scandinavia • Medical Anthropology • Muslims in the West • Sociology of the Family • Sociology Practicum ARCHITECTURE • 20th and 21st Century Danish Architecture • Architecture Design Studio • Architecture Foundations Studio • Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design • Contemporary European Architectural Theories • Danish Design • Detailing in Scandinavian Architecture • European Urban Design Theories • Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop • Innovation Through Design Thinking • Integrated Sustainability • Interior Architecture Foundations Studio • Interior Architecture Studio • Mediterranean Visual Journal • Scandinavian Interior Architecture • Strategies for Urban Livability • Sustainable by Design • Urban Design Foundations Studio • Urban Design Journal • Urban Design Studio • Venice: Power and Performance • Visual Journal • Watercolor Painting

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ART HISTORY • 20th and 21st Century Danish Architecture • Ancient Art and Archaeology: The Copenhagen Collections • Art in the Making • Classical and Renaissance Rome • Classical Foundations: The Copenhagen Collections • Danish Design • European Art of the 19th Century: From Classicism to Symbolism • European Art of the 20th Century: From Expressionism to Post-War Art • European Memory and Identity • Garden Art in European Culture • History of European Ballet • Impressionism in Paris • Venice: Power and Performance • Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture • Women, Art, Identity

Business Practices • Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture • Designing Communication Campaigns • Dynamic Project Leadership • Environmental Economics • European Business Strategy: Case Studies • Globalization and European Economies • Innovation Through Design Thinking • International Advertising in a European Context • International Business Negotiations • International Financial Management • International Marketing and Branding • International Mergers and Acquisitions • Leadership Across Cultures • Psychology of Leadership • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Strategic Marketing Simulation • Sustainable Production and Consumption

BIOLOGY • Bioinformatics • Biological Conservation and Biodiversity • Biology of Marine Mammals • Biology of Marine Mammals Lab • Biomedical Research Project • Climate Change from a Historical Perspective • Communicating Science • Complexity of Cancer • Environmental Microbiology • Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach • Immunology • Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development • Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS • Metabolic Engineering and Functional Genomics • Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior • Neuroscience of Fear • Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain

CHILD DEVELOPMENT • Child Diversity and Development Practicum • Children in a Multicultural Context • Children with Special Needs • Developmental Disorders • Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective • Rebel Child, The: Scandinavian Children’s Literature • Sociology of the Family • Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe

BIOMEDICINE/BIOTECHNOLOGY • Bioinformatics • Biomedical Research Project • Communicating Science • Immunology • Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development • Metabolic Engineering and Functional Genomics BUSINESS • Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies • Business Entrepreneurship Project • Corporate Finance: European Case Studies • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable

CLASSICS • Ancient Art and Archaeology: The Copenhagen Collections • Classical and Renaissance Rome • Classical Foundations: The Copenhagen Collections COMMUNICATION • Business Entrepreneurship Project • Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society • Creative Travel Writing • Cross-Cultural Communication • Designing Communication Campaigns • Graphic Design Foundations Studio • Guilty Pleasures of Pop Culture, The • History of European Film • International Advertising in a European Context • International Business Negotiations • International Marketing and Branding • International Reporting • Journalism vs. Public Relations • Photojournalism • Political Leadership and Communication • Scandinavian Moods in Cinema

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CRIMINOLOGY/CRIMINAL JUSTICE • Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis • Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime and Ethnic Conflict • Auschwitz: from Genocide to Memorial • Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia • Gang Crime in Scandinavia • Psychology and Criminal Behavior DANISH LANGUAGE • Danish Language and Culture & Development Students • Danish Language and Culture • Danish Language and Culture • Danish Language and Culture

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DESIGN • Architecture Design Studio • Architecture Foundations Studio • Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design • Contemporary European Architectural Theories • Danish Design • Detailing in Scandinavian Architecture • European Urban Design Theories • Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop • Graphic Design Foundations Studio • Graphic Design Studio • Innovation Through Design Thinking • Integrated Sustainability • Interior Architecture Foundations Studio • Interior Architecture Studio • Meaning of Style, The • Mediterranean Visual Journal • Sustainable by Design • Textile Design in Scandinavia Workshop • Urban Design Foundations Studio • Urban Design Journal • Urban Design Studio • Visual Journal • Watercolor Painting ECONOMICS • Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies • Development Economics • Environmental Economics • Equality in Scandinavia • Globalization and European Economies • Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe • International Business Negotiations • International Financial Management • International Mergers and Acquisitions • Strategic Marketing Simulation EDUCATION • Child Diversity and Development Practicum • Children in a Multicultural Context • Children with Special Needs • Positive Psychology Practicum

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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE • Biological Conservation and Biodiversity • Biology of Marine Mammals • Biology of Marine Mammals Lab • Climate Change from a Historical Perspective • Communicating Science • Environmental Microbiology • Environmental Research Project • Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics • Renewable Energy Systems ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES • Biological Conservation and Biodiversity • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices • Environmental Economics • Environmental History of Europe • Environmental Policy in Practice • Environmental Research Project • European Sustainable Development • European Urban Life and Development • Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics • Geoinformatics • How Plants Changed World History • Livability in the Modern City • Renewable Energy Systems • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Strategies for Urban Livability • Sustainable by Design • Sustainable Production and Consumption • Waste Management Systems in Europe ETHICS • Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime and Ethnic Conflict • Ethical Brain, The: Philosophy and Neuroscience • Medical Ethics • Public Health Ethics FILM STUDIES • Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society • Guilty Pleasures of Pop Culture, The • History of European Film • Scandinavian Moods in Cinema FINANCE • Corporate Finance: European Case Studies • Globalization and European Economies • International Financial Management • International Mergers and Acquisitions GENDER STUDIES • Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia • Gender Perspectives on Human Rights • Human Trafficking in a Global Context • LGBTQ in Scandinavia • Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe • Scandinavian Identities • Sociology of the Family • Women, Art, Identity

GRAPHIC DESIGN • Graphic Design Foundations Studio • Graphic Design Studio HISTORY • 20th Century European History • Auschwitz: from Genocide to Memorial • Battlefield Europe: Military History of World War II • Classical and Renaissance Rome • Conspiracy Theories and Historical Controversies • Cultural History of Travel, A • Enemy Within, The: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War • Environmental History of Europe • European Memory and Identity • European Urban Life and Development • History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design • History of Jewish Life in Europe • Holocaust and Genocide • How Plants Changed World History • Impact of Epidemic Disease Upon European History, The • Meaning of Style, The • Nordic Mythology • Power of Thought in Europe, The • Religion in Crisis: 19th Century European Thought • Royalty in the Land of Equality • Russia Past and Present • Scandinavian Identities • Venice: Power and Performance • Vikings and Sagas: The Story of Iceland INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS • 20th Century European History • Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis • Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies • Conspiracy Theories and Historical Controversies • Cross-Cultural Communication • Cultural Diversity and Social Capital • Danish Politics and Society • Development Economics • Enemy Within, The: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War • Environmental Policy in Practice • European Politics: The European Union • Globalization and European Economies • Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict • International Business Negotiations • International Law from a European Perspective • Partners and Rivals: EU-U.S. Relations • Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Sociology Practicum • Strategic Communication • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in International Politics

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>> BLUE: Core courses - you can only pick one core course which defines your program. >> RED: External courses taught at Danish universities. >> GREEN: Elective courses that come with an optional study tour (see p. 62).

JOURNALISM • Cross-Cultural Communication • International Reporting • Journalism vs. Public Relations • Photojournalism LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE • European Urban Life and Development • Garden Art in European Culture • Innovation Through Design Thinking • Urban Design Foundations Studio • Urban Design Journal • Urban Design Studio LEGAL STUDIES • Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis • Auschwitz: From Genocide to Memorial • Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia • Gang Crime in Scandinavia • Gender Perspectives on Human Rights • Holocaust and Genocide • Human Trafficking in a Global Context • Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict • International Law from a European Perspective • Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance • Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe LITERATURE • Creative Travel Writing • Cross-Cultural Communication • European Memory and Identity • European Storytelling: From Homer to Harry Potter • Hans Christian Andersen and the Danish Golden Age • Kierkegaard’s Authorship • Literary Landscapes of the Mind • Literary London • Making of the Modern Self • Nordic Mythology • Rebel Child, The: Scandinavian Children’s Literature • Russian Literature in a Cultural Context • Scandinavian Crime Fiction • Vikings and Sagas: The Story of Iceland

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MANAGEMENT • Corporate Finance: European Case Studies • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices • Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture • Dynamic Project Leadership • European Business Strategy: Case Studies • International Business Negotiations • International Financial Management • International Mergers and Acquisitions • Leadership Across Cultures • Psychology of Crisis • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Sustainable Production and Consumption MARKETING • Business Entrepreneurship Project • Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture • Designing Communication Campaigns • International Marketing and Branding • Strategic Marketing Simulation MEDIA STUDIES • Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society • Cross-Cultural Communication • Guilty Pleasures of Pop Culture, The • History of European Film • International Reporting • Journalism vs. Public Relations • Photojournalism • Scandinavian Moods in Cinema • Virtual Worlds and the Social Media • Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture MINORITY STUDIES • Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime and Ethnic Conflict • Auschwitz: From Genocide to Memorial • Children in a Multicultural Context • Cultural Diversity and Social Capital • Holocaust and Genocide • Muslims in the West • Racism: Theory and Cases • Service Learning Seminar • Sociology Practicum • Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe MUSIC • History of European Ballet • Music Composition: Private Studio Instruction • Music Performance: Instrument or Voice • Scandinavian Classical Music • Vienna: Capital of Classical Music NEUROSCIENCE • Developmental Disorders • Ethical Brain, The: Philosophy and Neuroscience • Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior

• Neuroscience of Fear • Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain • Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR • Dynamic Project Leadership • Leadership Across Cultures • Psychology of Crisis • Psychology of Leadership PHILOSOPHY • Ethical Brain, The: Philosophy and Neuroscience • European Memory and Identity • Kierkegaard Honors Level Seminar • Kierkegaard’s Authorship • Making of the Modern Self • Medical Ethics • Power of Thought in Europe, The • Public Health Ethics • Religion in Crisis: 19th Century European Thought • Scandinavian Identities POLITICAL SCIENCE • Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis • Battlefield Europe: Military History of World War II • Conspiracy Theories and Historical Controversies • Cultural Diversity and Social Capital • Danish Politics and Society • Enemy Within, The: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War • Environmental Policy in Practice • Environmental Research Project • Equality in Scandinavia • European Politics: The European Union • Gender Perspectives on Human Rights • Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict • International Law from a European Perspective • Partners and Rivals: EU-U.S. Relations • Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance • Political Leadership and Communication • Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe • Racism: Theory and Cases • Religion and Politics in Europe • Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in International Politics PRE-MEDICINE/HEALTH SCIENCE • Biomedical Research Project • Communicating Science • Complexity of Cancer • Epidemiology – Danish Case Studies • Health Beyond Borders • Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations • Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe • Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach • Immunology

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• Health Beyond Borders • Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations • Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe • Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe • Political Leadership and Communication • Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark • Renewable Energy Systems • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Strategies for Urban Livability • Waste Management Systems in Europe

PSYCHOLOGY • Applied Psychotherapy • Cross-Cultural Psychology • Developmental Disorders • Dynamic Project Leadership • European Clinical Psychology • European Clinical Psychology Practicum • Literary Landscapes of the Mind • Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior • Neuroscience of Fear • Positive Psychology • Positive Psychology Practicum • Psychology and Criminal Behavior • Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective • Psychology of Crisis • Psychology of Human Sexuality • Psychology of Leadership • Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain • Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors

RELIGIOUS STUDIES • History of Jewish Life in Europe • Kierkegaard Honors Level Seminar • Kierkegaard’s Authorship • Muslims in the West • Nordic Mythology • Religion and Politics in Europe • Religion in Crisis: 19th Century European Thought • Vikings and Sagas: The Story of Iceland

PUBLIC HEALTH • Communicating Science • Epidemiology – Danish Case Studies • Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics • Health Beyond Borders • Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations • Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe • Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe • Impact of Epidemic Disease upon European History, The • Medical Anthropology • Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS • Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark • Public Health Ethics • Public Health Implications of Modern Lifestyles PUBLIC POLICY • Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia • Danish Politics and Society • Environmental Economics • Environmental Policy in Practice • Environmental Research Project • Epidemiology – Danish Case Studies • European Sustainable Development • Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics • Gang Crime in Scandinavia

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RESEARCH PROJECT • Biomedical Research Project • Environmental Research Project • Medical Research Project • Student Research Project RUSSIAN STUDIES • Russia Past and Present • Russian Literature in a Cultural Context SOCIOLOGY • Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime, and Ethnic Conflict • Barcelona: Football is Never Just a Game • Children in a Multicultural Context • Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia • Cultural Diversity and Social Capital • Danish Politics and Society • Equality in Scandinavia • European Urban Life and Development • Gang Crime in Scandinavia • Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia • Getting There: Transportation in Urban Europe • Human Trafficking in a Global Context • Language, Youth and Society • LGBTQ in Scandinavia • Livability in the Modern City • Muslims in the West • Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe • Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective • Racism: Theory and Cases • Royalty in the Land of Equality • Scandinavian Identities • Service Learning Seminar • Sociology of the Family • Sociology Practicum • Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe

• Strategies for Urban Livability • Taking the Pulse of the City: The Copenhagen Area Survey • Who’s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture STUDIO ART • Architecture Foundations Studio • Art in the Making • Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop • Graphic Design Foundations Studio • Graphic Design Studio • Interior Architecture Foundations Studio • Mediterranean Visual Journal • Textile Design in Scandinavia Workshop • Urban Design Foundations Studio • Urban Design Journal • Visual Journal • Watercolor Painting SUSTAINABILITY • Biological Conservation and Biodiversity • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices • Environmental Economics • Environmental History of Europe • Environmental Policy in Practice • European Sustainable Development • Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics • How Plants Changed World History • Integrated Sustainability • Renewable Energy Systems • Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management • Sustainable by Design • Sustainable Production and Consumption • Waste Management Systems in Europe URBAN STUDIES • European Memory and Identity • European Urban Design Theories • European Urban Life and Development • Garden Art in European Culture • Geoinformatics • Getting There: Transportation in Urban Europe • History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design • Integrated Sustainability • Livability in the Modern City • Strategies for Urban Livability • Taking the Pulse of the City: The Copenhagen Area Survey • Urban Design Foundations Studio • Urban Design Journal • Waste Management Systems in Europe

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• Medical Anthropology • Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development • Medical Ethics • Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS • Medical Research Project • Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior • Neuroscience of Fear • Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark • Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain • Public Health Implications of Modern Lifestyles


Danish Language and Culture Courses

DANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE Most Danes speak English, so why should you bother to study Danish and try to learn how to pronounce sounds like Æ, Ø, and Å? The language of a nation is a window to its culture. You may not end up speaking Danish fluently, but words are not neutral, they are reflections of cultural realities that you will learn about through the language. If you want to be more than a tourist passing through and actually immerse yourself in Copenhagen, knowledge of the language is essential. DIS strongly recommends you enroll in Danish Language and Culture so you learn about the local culture and know enough Danish to read and understand some of the language. Over 60% of all students take the course, and class sizes do not go above 18 students. A DIFFERENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE On top of the courage and hard work that learning any new language requires, you can expect an engaging, interactive classroom focusing on culture and real-life situations, that includes various field studies in and around Copenhagen throughout the semester. The course will considerably enhance your intercultural skills, while the cultural aspect will also give you solid insight and help you understand the mentality and traditions of the Danes!

WHAT TO EXPECT The emphasis is on speaking, reading, listening, and understanding Danish. At the end of the semester you will be able to: • Read and understand various simple texts in Danish (passive knowledge of the language) • Have short informal conversations with your Danish host family or roommate or new friends at the kollegium or folkehøjskole • Handle everyday situations such as going to a café, restaurant, or grocery store (active knowledge) The culture element will be used as an opener to Danish culture, history, and identity. It will: • Provide you with an overview of the historical development of Denmark • Enable you to understand and decode the Danish mentality and self-perception • Introduce you to current social trends and political debates • Require you to analyze contemporary life and culture through a comparative lens and your own first-hand observations

FIELD STUDIES The course includes four field studies with your faculty and class based on what is happening in Copenhagen the semester you are here. Past examples of field studies are: • A Café Night at a cosy city café at the start of the semester to introduce you to your classmates and the Danish concept of hygge • A soccer game at the Danish National Stadium, or similar event • A historical tour of one of the many spectacular castles in the region • A ballet or opera performance at the Royal Theater

Danish Courses ONE SEMESTER Danish Language and Culture Level I (3 credits) Danish Language and Culture Level I & II (6 credits) Danish Language and Culture for Child Diversity & Development Students Level I (3 credits)

FULL-YEAR STUDENTS Higher level courses are available for fullyear students in their second semester and can be arranged for students arriving with various levels of proficiency in Danish.

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Enroll For A Full Year Many students choose to stay at DIS for two semesters, maximizing their academic and intercultural experience! There are several programs at DIS designed to engage you for an entire academic year of studies, either by offering a second core course or, as in the architecture and design areas, a higher level of study.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES If you want to conduct research while in Denmark, perhaps as part of a project or thesis for home, you may apply for a 3-credit Student Research Project under the guidance of a Danish faculty supervisor. The project must be prepared beforehand at your home university, so that you are ready to maximize your use of the local environment once you arrive in Copenhagen. You will find additional application information online as your project proposal will be reviewed and considered for approval by DIS. FOREIGN LANGUAGES If you are required to take a foreign language other than Danish while away from your home school, you will need to show documentation of the requirement for your declared major or minor, and DIS will find class placement at the correct level for you. This 3-credit course comes at an additional fee of $550. PERFORMING ARTS: ROYAL DANISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC If you are studying music at a high level at your university and want to continue your advanced studies while in Copenhagen, DIS can arrange instruction for credit in your subject through a joint collaboration with the prestigious Royal Danish Academy of Music. The Academy offers both individual and group instruction. Contact DIS early to ensure we can coordinate the audition process, as required by the Academy. This is a 6-credit course and has an additional fee of $550.

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At DIS you can also diversify and enroll in a different program for your second semester. A Student Research Project is also open for full-year students. If you choose to continue your studies for a second semester, the reduced tuition for that second semester comes at a 50% discount.

EXTRA HONORS CREDIT You may elect to take one DIS course for an extra credit, by writing an honors paper related to one of your DIS courses, for which there is no additional fee. COURSES AT DANISH UNIVERSITIES You can enroll in classes at several of Denmark’s leading universities in and around Copenhagen. You will be engaging in the European educational system, and should note that Danish teaching methods are highly theoretical in style and will be different in structure to courses at DIS and your home university. See the Course List section on pages 54-57 for easy identification of which courses are offered by Danish universities.

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Who are DIS Faculty? DIS faculty are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience in the classroom, and often work as professionals in the areas they teach. Our instructors come from academia, government, the public sector, and professional industries, so they ‘teach what they do’. This gives students direct access to leading hospitals and health professionals, politicians, business leaders, architects, and activists in Denmark – and throughout Europe when on DIS study tours. For details on faculty, see the course pages and syllabi on the DIS website. Here are some faculty and student perspectives about how teaching, learning, and mentoring come together at DIS.

>> FACULTY PERSPECTIVE DAN JØRGENSEN // MEMBER OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND AUTHOR DIS COURSE: POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION “My job as a politician is not really a job; it’s a passion. And the possibility to share this with young highly motivated students is very rewarding to me. I feel both satisfied and proud when students tell me after a semester that I have helped inspire them to engage in environmental issues in the future.

>> ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE COURTNEY D. COYNE JENSEN, M.A.A., PH.D // ARCHITECT DIS COURSE: ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO (ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER COURSES) “Once in a while you come across a person who inspires you deeply and through guidance reveals what one can achieve through hard work. Courtney was this person for me. She was my studio instructor at DIS and she provided me with feedback about my process and academic growth above and beyond what is expected. She was fully immersed with my studio assignments even though she had an extremely busy professional life as a gifted architect with many responsibilities outside of teaching at DIS. “Courtney also challenged my thinking by pushing me to ‘challenge everything’... to ask ‘why?’. Through her questions, she pushed me forward and made me realize that everything has its unique meaning and contribution to the final result, and thus must be taken into consideration. Her attitude toward architecture was very refreshing, as she incorporated philosophy into our projects, often in great depth, and emphasized the need to physically experience architecture. At first I didn’t understand the extensive focus on philosophical issues, but I have now adapted some of her best practices and I understand that this is how architecture should be created. “My key take-away from Courtney is her constant curiosity about how to approach architecture in the 21st century and her emphasis on a strong design process. She inspired me to exploit my freedom to explore design and feel comfortable about doing things differently.” - ALUMNI PERSPECTIVE FROM: NADAV KOCHAVI, CURRENTLY COMPLETING A MASTERS IN ARCHITECTURE AT THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, BERGEN, NORWAY

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“I want to give my students an understanding of how political decisions are made in the ‘real world’, providing a reality-check to the theories in books and articles. I hope to equip students with analytical tools that will help them navigate political institutions later in their lives. “The students in my class participate in simulated negotiations and debates on environment policy. We take official documents from the EU or U.N. used by the policymakers when the actual negotiation took place. This gives the students a very real feeling of how and why political actors operate the way they do. Very often the debates in the classroom are of such a high quality that I as a teacher take something new away from class. I remember using an argument in a negotiation in the European parliament that a student proposed in a class debate! “When Armstrong set foot on the moon the average age of the staff in the control room in Houston was 26, meaning that years prior, when Kennedy presented his moon landing vision, they were 18. Today we need the young talented people of our generation to help us save the planet from climate change. That is why I teach.”

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TROELS WESENBERG KJÆR, M.D., PH.D // CHIEF PHYSICIAN IN CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DIS COURSE: HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE: A CLINICAL APPROACH “For most of my students this is their first experience in a hospital. This means we need to talk about conduct, professionalism, and what the good experience means to the patient. We do several hands-on labs. The students learn how to suture, put in IV-needles, do CPR, use a stethoscope, and check blood pressures. I also take them out of the hospital to the medical school and to social hubs for doctors so that they experience several aspects of professional life. “Many students tell me that by the end of the semester this experiential learning experience, they become certain whether or not to attend medical school. One of my goals is to facilitate this thought process, helping them each to discover whether medical school is right for them.“

>> FACULTY PERSPECTIVE

DEBORAH KAPLAN // MEMBER OF COPENHAGEN DISTRICT COUNCIL ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITTEE DIS COURSE: EUROPEAN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

>> STUDENT PERSPECTIVE TORBEN JØRGENSEN // RESEARCHER, DANISH CENTER FOR HOLOCAUST & GENOCIDE RESEARCH DIS COURSE: HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE (ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER COURSES) “Torben’s teaching of the Holocaust and Genocide course at DIS has far exceeded my expectations! The class engages in more than just the facts of genocide, it also examines the phenomenon of denial after genocide, how this plays into current political affairs through survivor accounts, and takes a closer look at the perpetrators of the Holocaust. “The class includes a faculty-led study tour to Hamburg and the Neuengamme camp, and a field study to the Danish Resistance Museum. By literally walking us through the history of Hamburg’s citizens as victims of allied bombing and as perpetrators of the Holocaust, Torben challenged us to define the concept of victim versus perpetrator – a line that is often blurred. I will never forget this tour. “Torben’s course has also enhanced my view of European history by pushing me to examine the historical context of European politics today. For example, I now understand foreign relations with Turkey and how the Armenian genocide is handled on a political level. He has helped enhance my understanding of how the U.N. functions in regard to preventing genocide and the bureaucratic process of defining an act of genocide.

“Deborah Kaplan was the perfect teacher thanks to her wealth of diverse experiences and knowledge about sustainability. Deborah also has a long history in Denmark and in the “Transition Town” of Totnes, which we visited with her on our long study tour to the UK. Her relationships to, and knowledge of, these places gave more meaning to the concepts we were learning about, and deeply ingrained in me the desire to continue learning about sustainable development. “Deborah taught global environmental agreements, and local sustainability projects, to demonstrate that small- and large-scale are both important. She truly inspires her students to do the best they can to help solve global problems, and emphasizes the power we have as individuals to make a difference. “Her class has prepared me for my courses this semester back in the U.S., and for an internship I am undertaking.” - STUDENT PERSPECTIVE FROM: KATIE HANSON, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY

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“Torben has a wealth of knowledge, but what makes him such an invaluable resource to the course is his passion for teaching and providing the truth. He has an incredible way of working with sensitive subjects while remaining an objective historian at the same time. He is able to foster genuine and challenging discussions and his enthusiasm translates into a class that actively participates in discussion.” - STUDENT PERSPECTIVE FROM: MARK ROBERTO, CONNECTICUT COLLEGE

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Optional Study Tours

Enhance your curriculum, travel to Europe’s great cities, and utilize ‘Europe as your classroom’ by going on an optional study tour! >> LEARN 1- or 3-credit companion courses frame the tour’s academic significance during the semester >> TRAVEL A multi-day study tour to a destination in Europe led by an expert DIS faculty member >> BENEFIT Optional study tours are value for money as they are DIS-subsidized to ensure affordability

AUSCHWITZ: FROM GENOCIDE TO MEMORIAL (1 credit, Fall & Spring) Better comprehend the historical implications of the Holocaust through visits to Krakow and Auschwitz concentration camp.

MEDITERRANEAN VISUAL JOURNAL (3 credits, Fall) With a pencil and sketchbook in hand, analyze how life and architecture are shaped by the southern European atmosphere in Mallorca.

VIENNA: CAPITAL OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (1 credit, Fall & Spring) Gain a better appreciation and understanding of the music of Mozart, Beethoven, and Mahler luminaries of European classical music.

BARCELONA: FOOTBALL IS NEVER JUST A GAME (1 credit, Fall only) Explore European football and why F.C. Barcelona calls itself “more than a club” and operates as a symbol of Catalan pride and independence.

RUSSIA PAST AND PRESENT (3 credits, Fall & Spring) Venture behind the facade in St. Petersburg and Moscow to better understand the enigma that is, and always has been, Russia.

VIKINGS AND SAGAS: THE STORY OF ICELAND (1 credit, Spring only) Explore the stunning Icelandic landscape as you gain insight into the colorful personalities of the Icelandic sagas and Viking era.

CLASSICAL AND RENAISSANCE ROME (1 credit, Fall & Spring) Culture has flourished in Rome for centuries. Experience grand masterpieces and timeless architecture of the Eternal City.

VENICE: POWER AND PERFORMANCE (1 credit, Fall only) Analyze the great Renaissance works of Titian, Veronese, and Bellini and study Venice herself and her built environment as a piece of art used to trumpet the beauties, virtues, and power.

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HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE (3 credits, Fall & Spring) Contextualize the events of the Holocaust through visits to the Neuengamme ‘work camp’ and the historic city of Hamburg. IMPRESSIONISM IN PARIS (1 credit, Fall & Spring) Marvel at the masterpieces and meander along the boulevards to discover why Paris was the heart of the Impressionism movement. LITERARY LONDON (1 credit, Fall & Spring) Explore Britain’s culturally trailblazing capital, home of renowned authors, influential artists, and a history that goes back 2,000 years.

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Housing Options

Where you live is an important part of your study abroad experience, and hopefully the basis for a rich cultural and social interaction during your time in Denmark. You should read the options carefully and choose the housing option that best suits you. Unless otherwise advised by your home institution, you have six housing options to choose from. All options ensure you live with English speakers. You are encouraged to maximize your exposure to Danish culture and language during the semester, no matter what your housing choice.

“The sense of community in the Culinary House is one of my favorite features of living here. Living & Learning Communities make it easy to form new friendships over cooking weekly meals together or attending events, such as wine tastings. “I appreciate the freedom that we are given to determine what activities we would like to do, and I recommend Living & Learning Communities for individuals who want an engaging, cozy, and educational living experience!” STEPHANIE VILENDRER MACALESTER COLLEGE CULINARY HOUSE, LIVING & LEARNING COMMUNITY (LLC) Check out the LLC House blogs at: >> DISABROAD.ORG/LLC

WATCH A VIDEO ON LIFE IN A KOLLEGIUM >>

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WATCH A VIDEO ON LIFE IN A FOLKEHØJSKOLE >>

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Housing Options

Host Family

Living & Learning Community (LLC)

DIS Residential Community (DRC)

Kollegium

Folkehøjskole

Danish Roommate

This Housing Option Is Right For You If:

You seek to immerse yourself into Danish culture and traditions, and are willing to balance spending time with your host family and hanging out with friends.

You are social and interested in engaging with your fellow DIS students and the community based on common interests.

You are social and self-reliant, seeking to live with other DIS students.

You are independent and seek friendships with your hallmates. You are willing to initiate social events.

You are outgoing and social, and interested in a unique communal living experience with young Danish and international students.

You are independent and self-reliant, and have an interest in experiencing how a young Copenhagener lives.

Building Type

Apartment or house

Residence Hall (dorm-style)

Residence Hall (dorm-style)

Residence Hall (both apartment and dorm-style)

Residence Hall (dorm-style)

Apartment

Who You Will Be Living With:

No two host families are the same, be open to different family structures

Other DIS students

Other DIS students

Danish or other international students of varied ages

Danish and international students between 19 and 25 years of age

Danish or international roommate between 18 and 30 years of age

Location

Metropolitan area

City or Metropolitan area

City or Metropolitan area

City or Metropolitan area

Metropolitan area or rural

City or Metropolitan area

Average Commute

30-60 minutes

5-30 minutes

15-30 minutes

30-40 minutes

45-70 minutes

15-30 minutes

Meals

Included (family dinners, make your own breakfast and lunch)

Weekly house dinner, all other meals are on your own (grocery stipend included)

On your own (grocery stipend included)

On your own (grocery stipend included)

Breakfast, lunch (weekend only), and dinner included

On your own (grocery stipend included)

Room Situation

Own room

Own room or shared

Own room or shared

Own room or shared

Own room

Own room

Kitchen Situation

Shared

Shared

Shared

Private or shared

Dining hall & shared kitchenette

Shared

Bathroom Situation

Shared

Shared

Shared

Usually shared with apartment or floor

Shared

Shared

Cleaning Responsibilities

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Shared

Additional Benefits

This is the most popular housing option and combines benefits of a support network, cross-cultural exchange, and personal freedom. You will be a real member of the family, not just a boarder, so take advantage of family traditions and excursions.

This option combines like-minded students in themed communities where you will explore passions together through weekly meals, excursions, and other activities

You participate in two cultural programs to ensure immersion with the local community.

Optional interest groups for like-minded students in the arts and sports.

Danish Social and Residential Advisor (SRA) lives on-site or nearby.

Danish Social and Residential Advisor (SRA) lives on-site or nearby.

A unique Danish housing and academic community tradition dating back 150 years, that gives resident students an education for life. As a DIS student living there, you will take part in meals and social events with your hallmates.

While the level of your friendship is unique in every situation, your roommate will show you the ropes both at home and in your local community.

Danish Social and Residential Advisor (SRA) lives on-site or nearby.

* Furnished room, local transportation to your housing, insurance, and laundry are included in all housing fees. For additional information, see Tuition & Fees p. 86

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Immerse & Engage

Make friends, make a difference, and make new and unforgettable memories. Engaging yourself in the Danish community will increase your understanding of the world as well as your own culture, and help you understand and deal with challenges posed by an increasingly complex world. “The DIS Buddy Network is one of the easiest ways to meet Danes, especially if you’re not staying with a host family. You go to events and you already know that these Danes want to meet Americans, so you don’t have to worry about approaching them, and with them, you get the chance to go do very ‘Danish things’. “I was invited to Fastelavn parties, Danish movie nights, and canal tours through Copenhagen, things I had really been wanting to do anyway!” BRITTANY BAILEY VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY EUROPEAN POLITICS PROGRAM

>> DIS ACTIVITIES & IMMERSION FAIR During the DIS Arrival Workshop, you will be invited to the Activities & Immersion Fair where an array of organizations from DIS clubs, local sports clubs, LGBTQ groups, religious communities, volunteer organizations, and more will offer you additional opportunities to get involved. >> DANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE COURSE Take this course! Over 60% of DIS students enroll in this course for good reason –you will learn beginner-level Danish, while also having a venue to discuss cultural differences and identity, and go on cultural field studies throughout the city. >> VISITING FAMILY PROGRAM Immerse yourself in a Danish home by sharing occasional dinners and family excursions with a Danish family (for students not living with a host family). >> BUDDY NETWORK Organize social events and excursions with a network of DIS and Danish university students. >> AMBASSADORS PROGRAM Diplomacy is a key to cultural exchange. As an Ambassador you will share American culture by visiting local schools and participating in cultural events around Copenhagen. >> STUDENT & STAFF-RUN CLUBS Bring your own ideas to DIS for student- and staff-run clubs from cooking classes, to wine tasting, to yoga, to bible study groups.

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DIS Intercultural Leadership Award The prestigious DIS Intercultural Leadership Award (ILA) is awarded to students who make a special effort to step out of their comfort zone, interact with Danes and other Europeans, and engage in cultural immersion opportunities offered by DIS and on their own initiative. The DIS ILA on your resumé or application will set you apart when applying to grad schools and launching your career.

>> STUDENTERHUSET DIS students have free membership to the city’s student union, where students from all universities mingle in the café, meet for events, and listen to live music. >> DIS INTERNATIONAL CAREER RESOURCES During the semester, DIS offers students access to online resources, organizes workshops on how to apply for international internships and on resumé building, and hosts career nights, giving you the tools to bridge your study abroad experience with future goals.

“I understood right away that coming back to the U.S. with this type of recognition is unique to DIS. No other program that I know of offers its students this opportunity to demonstrate a full understanding and value of another culture. Everyone you meet, every class you take, and every opportunity to explore the city allows you to reflect on the time you have spent in Denmark and make your ILA application stronger.” BILLY HACKENSON DAVIDSON COLLEGE EUROPEAN POLITICS PROGRAM

>> VOLUNTEER Engage with the local Danish community in a meaningful and socially productive way with several different commitment-level options from day events, to the DIS Volunteer Program, to the creditbearing Service Learning Seminar. >> STUDENT LEADERSHIP DIS seeks leaders within its student body to contribute to the evolution of the organization. You can make a difference representing your fellow students on the Sustainability Task Force, Student Activities Committee, as class representatives, or as Student Bloggers and Videographers. >> DAY TRIPS In addition to our various tour and trip offerings outside of Denmark, DIS hosts day trips to iconic locations such as castles, parks, and museums, in and around Copenhagen for an additional fee. >> SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Throughout the semester, additional social events are hosted. DIS arranges educational lectures and debates such as Climate Seminars and holds topical events with guest speakers.

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Outdoor Adventure Trips

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK Leave the beaten track and discover a European destination you might not be able to on your own! These trips are suitable for a variety of athletic abilities, and DIS ensures the trips offer good value for money as they are subsidized to ensure they are affordable and accessible to all students.

SKIING IN THE FRENCH ALPS Spring only Click into your bindings and tackle the spectacular French Alpine terrain. Follow your local ski guides to the best runs, indulge at a mountain picnic, and join your fellow skiers and boarders for cozy aprèsski evenings. A ski trip to the French Alps is not something easily forgotten!

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SOUTHERN FRANCE: CULINARY EXPLORATION Fall & Spring. Prerequisite: DIS Wine Tasting Club and/or Cooking Class. Join your fellow foodies on a gastronomic adventure to Southern France, one of the world’s most exciting regions for food and wine. Through wine tasting and cooking classes you will gain a higher appreciation for European culinary culture.

EXPLORE THE NORWAY FJORDS Fall & Spring Grab your backpack and lace up your boots for an unforgettable expedition to Norway’s western fjord region. Kayak, trek, and bike your way past sheer cliffs, roaring waterfalls, and sleepy meadows in one of the world’s most majestic locations.

PORTUGAL: SURF THE ATLANTIC Fall & Spring Escape to Ericeira, Portugal’s surf mecca, to learn to ride the waves. Your days will be filled with surf lessons, exploring Sintra and Lisbon, and soaking up the local Portuguese culture.

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TRANSYLVANIAN TRAILS Fall only Discover one of Europe’s hidden gems as you trek through the wilds of Transylvania. You will travel back in time as you explore ancient castles (the setting for Dracula), meander through rustic villages, and hike your way along the craggy ridges and jagged peaks of the Southern Carpathians.

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Outdoor Adventure Trips

SUSTAINABLE SAMSØ Fall & Spring BORNHOLM BIKE TRIP Fall & Spring

Bike and hike the Danish island of Samsø to discover how it became 100% environmentally sustainable in only 10 years. Learn how this very ambitious energy plan was accomplished - not only from a design and technological perspective, but also by understanding the political and community processes that made the project a success.

Cycle the beautiful bike paths that crisscross the quaint Danish island of Bornholm. Sample the famous smoked herring, explore picturesque seaside villages, and enjoy Bornholm’s white sandy beaches.

SWEDEN CANOE & HIKING TRIP Fall & Spring Venture to the beautiful Kullaberg Peninsula in southern Sweden for a weekend of canoeing, hiking, rappelling and orienteering. Take in views of Øresund (The Sound), climb the remarkable Nimis driftwood sculptures, and enjoy the beautiful Swedish countryside.

ISABERG SKI TRIP Spring only TALL SHIP SAILING TRIP Fall & Spring

Bundle up and hit the slopes of Isaberg. This small resort in southern Sweden is a perfect destination for a weekend away to ski, snowboard, or cross-country ski. At night share meals and stories in small mountainside chalets.

Anchors away, sailors! Denmark consists of more than 400 islands. Venture out to sea and explore the Danish waters and coastline on a beautiful tall ship. Join the crew and see where the wind takes you!

CZECH TREK Fall & Spring Rock climb, rappel, cave-crawl, zip-line, and explore the nature of Ceský ráj, what many call a Bohemian Paradise. At night, relax in the dramatic Hruba Skala Castle, overlooking a fantastic, rocky landscape. << See video to the left

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‘’For every student that is not living with a host family, I recommend signing up for a visiting family. They are so welcoming.” “During my first visiting family evening, we spent hours over dinner all talking, laughing, drinking some wine, and getting to know each other. I loved the family and felt like I fit right in. My feelings were confirmed when I received an email the next day saying the family couldn’t believe that it was their first time meeting me - they felt like I had been in the family for months! For every student that is not living with a host family, I recommend signing up for a visiting family. They are so welcoming to take us in and have already given me so much insight into Danish family life that I would not have gotten had I not joined the program!” MORGAN GRANGER, UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK SPRING 2012 BLOGGER, PSYCHOLOGY PROGRAM >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

‘’DIS has provided me with the tools I needed to crack my shell... I truly have never felt so comfortable in my own skin.” “I was awarded the Intercultural Leadership Award this spring, and I wrote my essay to say thanks to my best friend here in Copenhagen, Jon Hansen, whom I met through the DIS Buddy Network. I wrote it for future DIS students, to hopefully inspire them, and let them know that they too can do the same. I wrote it to reflect on one of the best years of my life. “DIS has provided me with the tools I needed to crack my shell, and become the outgoing person I am today. I truly have never felt so comfortable in my own skin.” MICHAEL SUDOLSKY, CAL POLY, SAN LUIS OBISPO SPRING 2012 INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP AWARD ESSAY WINNER, ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM READ MICHAEL’S ESSAY AT >> DISABROAD.ORG/ILA

“It’s nice to know a little about what is going on around me, and it makes me feel less like an outsider...” “Even though it’s hard learning Danish, it does make me feel less like a tourist and more like I’m actually living here. Try to say: rødgrød med fløde! This is the quintessential hard to pronounce Danish phrase. Supposedly during World War II, Danish border guards would screen incoming people by asking them to say this phrase to identify any undercover Germans posing as Danes…. “Because of my Danish Language and Culture class, I can decipher menus, understand bits of other people’s conversations on the train, and sometimes even read the newspaper headlines. It’s nice to know a little about what is going on around me, and it makes me feel less like an outsider. Our teacher is a character and I can always count on Danish class to be a fun part of my day. It was actually kind of cool to see how much Danish I’d learned this semester when I had to write a 200word essay in Danish for my final exam!” SUSANNAH BUTTERS, HAVERFORD COLLEGE SPRING 2012 BLOGGER, PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM >> DISABROAD.ORG/BLOGS

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20th and 21st Century Danish Architecture Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Art History. Danish architecture seen in an historical, political, social, and architectural context, and in relation to general European architectural developments. Course lectures and field studies tie in with issues addressed in studio and on study tours. The course is strongly recommended for foundation-level students. Full-year students wishing to enroll in the course are required to do so in the fall semester.

20th Century European History Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. International Relations. This course aims to provide a basic understanding of the political, economic, social, and ideological developments that have shaped contemporary Europe over the last century. A background in current European affairs and/or history is highly recommended.

Al-Qaida and Intelligence Analysis Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Criminology. History. International Relations. Legal Studies. Political Science. Using a hands-on approach, students will learn how intelligence analysis works. Questions surrounding the terrorist organization, al-Qaida, such as ‘what kind of organization is it?’ and ‘Where did the organization develop from?’ will be discussed.

Anatomy of Hatred, The: Philosophy, Crime and Ethnic Conflict Fall. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Criminology/Criminal Justice. Ethics. Minority Studies. Sociology. Hatred and related concepts such as enmity, homophobia, and anti-Semitism are often discussed in our world of conflict. The American-dominated discourse of ‘hate crime’ and ‘hate speech’ is growing in Europe. This course examines these concepts and why they are seldom examined in studies on minority persecution or causes of ethnic mass violence.

Ancient Art and Archaeology: The Copenhagen Collections Fall. 3 Credits. Art History. Classics. This course focuses on the art and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome from c. 1000 B.C. to c. 300 A.D. and considers the formative influence of the Egyptian and near Eastern civilizations. Stylistic and iconographical developments, as well as cultural meaning and historical context, will be emphasized. As part of this course, students will have the opportunity to study objects in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and the National Museum of Denmark, both of which possess superb collections of art and artifacts ranging from the Minoan to the Late Roman periods.

Applied Psychotherapy Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Psychology. How does one apply theoretical knowledge to real-life therapeutic contexts? This course introduces diverse theoretical approaches to psychotherapy. This course requires active participation in and observation of groupbased and individual exercises focusing on psychotherapy skills. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

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Architecture Design Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Studio instruction focuses on the design process, enabling each student to perform studies in accordance with Danish design practice. Design problems are approached from a conceptual, sustainable, contextual, and user-focused point of view. Design solutions are based on critical analyses of high-quality examples of Scandinavian and North European architecture. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students continue Architecture Design Studio in spring, with the opportunity for research-based projects, or switch to another studio. 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.

Architecture Foundations Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. 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 concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different standing. Expectations relate to each individual student. Fullyear students can progress to Architectural Design Studio in spring, take a different foundation studio, or switch to another DIS program. Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing. Students are strongly recommended to enroll in the lecture course 20th and 21st Century Danish Architecture.

Art in the Making Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. Studio Art. Students develop independent and individual art projects, based on field studies to exhibitions and artists’ studios. Technical skills in a variety of media will be developed and formal and conceptual issues of contemporary art will be investigated systematically. The course has a strong practical emphasis and will partly take place in studio. Students are expected to produce material that will be on display as part of a final exhibit at the end of the semester. The course is a studio art course for non-majors, introducing students to contemporary and historical approaches to art and has no prerequisites.

Auschwitz: From Genocide to Memorial Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Poland. Criminology/Criminal Justice. History. Legal Studies. Minority Studies. This course and study tour is meant to prepare students outside of the Holocaust and Genocide classes for the study tour to Auschwitz. It aims to provide the students with a general overview of the concentration camps, the Nazi genocidal policies, and the specific history of the Auschwitz camps, as well as introducing them to the peculiar role of Auschwitz in post-war history.

Barcelona: Football is Never Just a Game Fall. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Barcelona. Anthropology. Sociology. This course will look at European soccer on the macro-level, but include specific case studies within it. There will be special focus on the Catalonian quest for independence and identification with F. C. Barcelona. To create a wider context the course will examine how soccer culture in different countries often reflects social, economic, religious, and national identity.

Battlefield Europe: Military History of World War II Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Additional fee - includes study tour (see website for details). History. Political Science. This course will focus on the military strategy of WWII. Students will analyze how the Germans were able to conquer most of Europe while being fairly outnumbered, and will discuss the relationship between technology and doctrine from 1939 to 1945. They will also investigate the post-war “history-production”, studying how political needs and goals helped shape what is now considered the history of WWII in certain countries.

Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Economics. Business. Behavioral economics rethinks the standard economic model of human behavior, by integrating experimental and psychological research into economic theory. This course is based on behavioral economic theory and on cases from Denmark and Europe examining choices of individuals. The theoretical skills of the students will be developed through work with conflicting theories and their analytical skills through working with data on choices made by people in experiments. Prerequisites: One semester courses in both micro- and macroeconomics at university level, plus a course in intermediate or advanced microeconomics.

Bioinformatics Spring. 6 Credits. Roskilde University course. Biology. Biomedicine/Biotechnology. Bioinformatics with a strong emphasis on the practical use of computer programs for analysis of molecular sequence data. The course works with various BLAST-programs, makes phylogenetic reconstructions of evolution, reveals metabolic pathways by analyzing high-density microarrays, studies 2and 3-dimensional protein structures, and hunts new drugs. Prerequisites: One year of biology and a semester of chemistry at university level, plus an introductory course in molecular biology/genetics or completion of your university’s prerequisites for an upper-level molecular biology/genetics course.

Biological Conservation and Biodiversity Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Environmental Science. Environmental Studies. Sustainability. Understanding the basic principles of conservation is important in helping us approach the ecological challenges of the 21st century. This course explores the balance between studying and conserving natural resources, while still using them to their fullest. Other topics will include the biology, culture, economics, and politics behind conservation policy, and interactions with NGOs, the EU, and the red list. Prerequisites: One year biology and one semester environmental science at university level.

Biology of Marine Mammals Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Environmental Science. A comparative study of marine mammal anatomy, morphology, physiology, life history and behavior, and adaptation to marine existence. Includes study of the effect of human activities on marine mammals with special reference to Northern European waters. Prerequisite: One year of biology at university level.

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Biomedical Research Project Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Biomedicine/Biotechnology. Pre-Medicine. Beginning with discussions on focus, content, and plan, this project will develop into the student’s own research project. Students seek out a specialist in the field who acts as an advisor, guiding them through the research process. The advisor and student will work toward the completion of their research paper, which the advisor will grade and on which the DIS Biomedicine Program Director will sign off. Prerequisites: Full-year students only. DIS course Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development taken in fall.

Business Entrepreneurship Project Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Business. Marketing. Communication. This core course is aimed at students who are interested in learning some of the main tools and skills required to successfully start up a scalable business venture. Through an intensive hands-on process you will get exposed to some of the main players on the Danish entrepreneurship scene, including (but not limited to) (i) start-ups in knowledge intensive industries such as IT, life sciences and clean tech, (ii) leading venture capitalists, (iii) business accelerator set-ups, and (iv) policy makers. Throughout the semester you will work on projects for specific start-up companies, spar with experienced mentors, and gain hands-on experience tackling the challenges faced by real-life entrepreneurs. Prerequisites: One course each in macro- and microeconomics at university level.

Child Diversity and Development Practicum Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Child Development. Education. This is a companion course to the seminar courses Children in a Multicultural Context and Children with Special Needs. Students will be placed in a Danish child care setting (with children varying in ages from 2 to 15) one day a week for a total of 45-55 hours per semester. The purpose is to observe and interact with the children under the guidance of a supervising pedagogue. Co-requisite: Children in a Multicultural Context or Children with Special Needs.

Children in a Multicultural Context Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Child Development. Education. Minority Studies. Based on readings and student experiences at their practicum site, the course examines practices around the terms ethnic diversity, ethnicity, and multiculturalism in Danish education and social policy. Educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, and the influence of culture on education and child development are studied. Co-requisite: Child Diversity and Development Practicum.

Children with Special Needs Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Child Development. Education. Sociology. This course uses a systems perspective on understanding children and families with special needs. Our focus is on pedagogy, inclusive education, and comparative approaches. This course examines the dilemmas of working with children with special needs, while recognizing the child’s perspective. We discuss the impact of medical versus social approaches. Co-requisite: Child Diversity and Development Practicum.

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Classical and Renaissance Rome Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Rome. Art History. Classics. History. This course and study tour offer an introduction to the art, architecture, philosophy, and politics of ancient Rome and the time of the classical rebirth known as the Italian Renaissance. Special attention will be paid to the visible remains of ancient Rome as a framework for understanding the Renaissance.

Classical Foundations: The Copenhagen Collections Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. Classics. Classical Greek and Roman culture have served as the foundation of European art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present. This course forms a study of the main components of classical heritage and the ways in which it has influenced European art, architecture, and culture since the Renaissance.

Climate Change from a Historical Perspective Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Environmental Science. Biology. This course explores past climate change with the objectives of understanding the tools of climate research and setting recent and future climate change into perspective. Although climate changes will be introduced over most of Earth’s history for context, this course focuses on the last glacial cycle and the transition from glacial to today’s interglacial climate. Analysis of ice cores is essential for our understanding of the glacial-interglacial climate. Denmark’s special role in the drilling and analysis of the Greenland ice cores will be emphasized on study tour. Prerequisites: One semester environmental science/earth science at university level. One year biology or chemistry highly recommended.

Co’creation: Collaborative Innovation and Design Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Collaborative, participatory, and user-centered design methods are exploding in a globalized world. But what are some of the key motivators, structures, and beliefs underpinning these creative strategies? What promises and potentials do these praxes hold for collective and individual developments? And how can Co’creation foster new and more sustainable practices for open innovation and design leadership today?

Communicating Science Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Biomedicine. Environmental Science. Pre-Medicine. This course aims to provide students with the skills behind communicating science in layman terms. There is a focus on written and spoken communication such as newspaper articles and PowerPoint presentations, but communication via interactive science exhibits is also involved. Students will learn to analyze existing science communication products and create quality communication products based on scientific case-material. Prerequisites: One year of biology, chemistry, environmental science, or other science fields at university level.

Complexity of Cancer Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Pre-Medicine. This course offers an extensive clinical look at a wide variety of different types of cancer. Topics include: carcinogenesis with a focus on genetics and molecular aspects, epidemiology and diagnostics, the principles of anticancer therapies, and drug development and clinical testing. The course will also take an in-depth look at major cancer types, their classification, biology, and specific therapies, as well as the complications of cancer. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Conspiracy Theories and Historical Controversies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. International Relations. Political Science. Students will examine a number of case studies and contested historical issues in depth, including anti-Semitic conspiracy theories like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in Europe and the Middle East; the historical, political, and economic dimensions of Holocaust and genocide denial; the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor; and the controversies surrounding 9/11. We will also examine the history and theory of conspiracies; the differences between critical thinking and conspiracy thinking; and the nature of historical truth, however illusive it may be. After finishing the course, students should have command of the methods and problems of studying history, and an ability to understand and analyze specific conspiracy theories and historical controversies of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Contemporary European Architectural Theories Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Through a survey of recent architectural theories students will explore the relation of theory to practice based on selected examples of contemporary architectural design. These will be reflected upon through the thematic optics of important theoretical articles by major architectural scholars, as well as actively in the urban environment. The course will strengthen students’ skills in verbal, drawn, and written reflections on architecture. Co-requisite: A studio course at DIS.

Contemporary European Film: The Individual and Society Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Film Studies. Media Studies. This course provides a study of European film from the 1960s to the present that focuses on important themes and dominating trends of the medium in relation to changing attitudes in society, politics, and art. The main emphasis will be on seeing and understanding selected films in relation to their historical, social, and political background.

Corporate Finance: European Case Studies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Finance. Management. Through the study of European cases, this course addresses how companies analyze, raise, and manage their financial resources. Students will apply corporate finance theory, with an emphasis on comparisons of U.S. and European corporate finance practices. Topics include capital structure, debt financing, equity financing, valuation methods, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, corporate governance, and risk management. Prerequisites: One-semester courses in both micro- and macroeconomics at university level.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Business Practices Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Environmental Studies. Management. This course involves 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. This entails looking at how corporations can design their business model and strategy in order to maximize shared gains between the corporation and the society in which it is embedded.

Creative Industries: Business, Innovation, Politics, and Culture Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Management. Marketing. Creativity, innovation, and culture are important factors for the competitiveness of not only companies, but also of regions and nations, particularly as we move from goods and services economies to ‘experience’ economies. This course explores the links between these factors by analyzing business cases, trends in society, and political initiatives.

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Biology of Marine Mammals Lab Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Biology. Environmental Science. Laboratory course offered in coordination with Biology of Marine Mammals. Students learn how to make a morphological measure of porpoise skulls, which includes correct measurement procedures and compiling data to then produce a report. This course is centered around field experiences with porpoises, which is followed by a written investigation of the morphology based on specific parameter relationships. Co-requisite: Biology of Marine Mammals.


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Creative Travel Writing Spring. 3 Credits. Literature. Communication. Travelers write. Whether in the form of postcards, blogs, or articles, writing serves to anchor memory and process difference, making foreign experience understandable to us and accessible to others. While examining key examples of the genre, you will draw on local resources for your own work, which will be critiqued and edited in a workshop setting.

Criminology and Criminal Justice in Scandinavia Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Criminology/Criminal Justice. Legal Studies. Public Policy. Sociology. ‘Open prison’ - does that sound like a contradiction in terms? In Denmark, open prisons are a cornerstone of the prison system and ‘normalizing’ prison conditions is preferred for the Danish social context. In this course, you will study crime, crime patterns, basic criminological theory, and criminal justice administration in Scandinavia. Objectives are strengthening students’ analytical skills and enabling students to evaluate criminal justice policy making from different perspectives.

Cross-Cultural Communication Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Communication. International Relations. Journalism. Literature. Media Studies. How do we communicate and collaborate with other people and cultures in an increasingly global age? This course explores theories of communication in the classroom and across cultural divides through field trips, study tours, and workshops. Societal contrasts between Anglophone countries and Scandinavia will be critically examined as we seek first hand culturally-delineated boundaries of expression.

Cross-Cultural Psychology Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Anthropology. Psychology. This course will introduce psychological theory, research, and methods related to the study of human behavior and experience as a function of culture. We will examine the influence of culture on social relations, family processes, and experience of the self, as well as implications for clinical psychology. Furthermore, we will investigate psychological processes in intercultural encounters. Prerequisites: A psychology course at university level.

Cultural Diversity and Social Capital Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Anthropology. International Relations. Minority Studies. Political Science. Sociology. A study of the social, cultural, and political mechanisms lying at the heart of cultural conflicts, as seen from a European perspective. Based on two case studies the conflicts resulting from non-Western, mainly Muslim immigration to Denmark and Europe; and the uneasy liaison between Europe and Turkey - the course will delve into more theoretical analyses of central concepts such as integration, assimilation, multiculturalism, recognition, cultural norms, identity, nationalism, and tolerance.

means dealing with a symbolic representation of the world, contrasting experience with a fictional environment, as in art. The course outlines general dimensions of travel and tourism, maps the historical foundations of modern tourism, and focuses on recent industry developments. Prerequisites: One course in anthropology, history, or sociology at university level.

Danish Design Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Art History. Design. A journey through the discourse of design in Denmark, investigating the success of Danish modern design since the mid-20th century. Students are challenged to discover not only why a design or object is aesthetically beautiful, but also what environmental, social, economic, and tectonic factors have shaped its form and development. The viewpoints and disciplines of Danish design are considered in a global context. Students will strengthen their observational and critical skills by keeping a reflective and analytical notebook.

Danish Language and Culture for Child Diversity & Development Students Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Language. This course is tailor-made for Child Diversity & Development students who spend a day each week in Danish child care institutions. It aims at providing language skills relevant for this particular situation. Co-requisite: Children in a Multicultural Context or Children with Special Needs.

Danish Language and Culture (all levels) Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Language. This course is highly recommended for all students. DIS offers regular 3-credit courses taught at levels I (fall & spring) and II (spring), and intensive 6-credit courses taught at level I-II (full year). More advanced courses are offered for individual students. As for the language instruction, the emphasis is on everyday spoken Danish. The goal is to enable students to have small conversations in Danish with your Danish host families, Danish roommates, or friends.

Danish Politics and Society Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Political Science. International Relations. Sociology. This course provides students with broad-ranging knowledge of Danish politics and society, exploring contemporary issues of the welfare state, immigration, and EU cooperation. Focus on Danish political parties, NATO, and international relations vis-à-vis Danish values and national identity.

Designing Communication Campaigns Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Advertising. Business. Communication. Marketing. Try your hand as a project manager for a Danish company or NGO with the goal of planning and executing an actual communications campaign. This course gives you the unique opportunity to work with a real-life client based in Copenhagen as a campaign manager with the power to change public opinion or increase support for that organization via communication strategy.

Detailing in Scandinavian Architecture Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Lecture course focusing on the translation of conceptual design intent into built work. The content of the course is placed within a Scandinavian context and the focus will be on the design process and implications of detailing for the work as a whole. Case study analysis and detailing of the student’s own studio projects will be combined with readings, lectures, and field studies to prominent examples in Copenhagen. Co-requisite: A studio course at DIS.

Development Economics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Economics. International Relations. This course offers an understanding of the complexity of poverty and the debates surrounding the ways and means to address it. Gain knowledge of ‘international aid architecture’ and understand the drivers of change to policies and institutions. Explore new trends in financing the combat against poverty. Prerequisites: One course each in micro- and macroeconomics at university level.

Developmental Disorders Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Child Development. Neuroscience. Psychology. This is a course about maladaptive behavior, cognitions and emotions, which are deemed pathological in relation to the particular child’s or adolescent’s stage of development. The major disorders will be considered, and students will be encouraged to think critically, not only about diagnostic issues (for example, the use of the DSM-IV-TR and the ICD10) but also about the various factors that have implications for treatment. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

Dynamic Project Leadership Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Management. Organizational Behavior. Psychology. In this interdisciplinary course you will develop a multimedia advertising campaign based on your study abroad experiences, to encourage other young foreigners to visit Copenhagen. Through brainstorming, project development and outcome evaluation you will train your personal leadership competencies in an international environment. The course is inspired by the curriculum of the Kaospilots (‘Chaos Pilots’), an independent school affiliated with the University of Aarhus.

Enemy Within, The: Spies and Espionage in the Cold War Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. International Relations. Political Science. Political conflict was endemic during the Cold War, yet people on both sides of the Iron Curtain were intrigued by the other side’s ideology and became spies, risking everything in the process. This course introduces students to the objectives and effects of intelligence and espionage in the post-war period. The rising importance of intelligence in international politics and major players such as the OSS/CIA, MI5, KGB/ GRU, and STASI will be addressed.

Environmental Economics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Economics. Environmental Studies. Public Policy. Sustainability. This course provides a broad understanding of the economic approach to deciphering and resolving problems in the environment. By the end of this course, you should have a set of theoretical and practical economic skills for addressing environmental problems developed through a primary focus on energy use and production, giving you a tool box of economic ideas and examples to apply to the Scandinavian and broader European environment. Prerequisites: One semester of economics (micro, macro or combined) at university level.

Cultural History of Travel, A Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. History. Travel and tourism are fundamental lenses through which people construct ideas about self, society, nation, the past, and others. Studying the practice and discourse of travel

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Environmental Microbiology Fall. 3 Credits. Technical University of Denmark course. Biology. Environmental Science. This course aims to provide students with the introductory concepts, terms, and tools necessary to identify, describe, and analyze microbes, microbial interactions, and microbial processes in engineered environmental systems and anthropogenically disturbed natural environments. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Ethical Brain, The: Philosophy and Neuroscience Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Ethics. Neuroscience. Philosophy. The past two decades have seen an explosive surge in neuroscientific explanations of human nature, promising clear cut biological answers to hackneyed philosophical questions concerning rationality, emotion, behavior, value, and ethics. This course sets out to examine to what extent such a promise is warranted - in particular concerning existential questions such as anxiety, responsibility, and religious faith.

European Art of the 19th Century: From Classicism to Symbolism Fall. 3 Credits. Art History. A critical examination of key art movements, focusing on a contextual analysis of selected paintings and sculptures by major artists of the period (Manet, Gauguin, Munch) tracing the evolution and the impact of modernity in a European context. Through visits to museums and galleries in Copenhagen, students will learn to identify and critically analyze key works, significant artists, and main styles of the 19th century.

Environmental Policy in Practice Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. International Relations. Political Science. Public Policy. Sustainability. The purpose of this course is to give a comprehensive understanding of environmental politics in Denmark, the European Union, and on the global stage. Students will acquire empirical knowledge about the actors, policyinstruments and policy making processes of environmental policies on all three levels. With some theory as background, students will learn through simulating debates and negotiations just how dynamic this world of politics is. This course will also include guest speakers, with personal and professional experiences in the fields of environmental politics and policy planning in both Denmark and throughout Europe. Students will learn from qualified speakers who have experience putting policy into practice!

European Art of the 20th Century: From Expressionism to Post-War Art Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. This course offers a study of leading modern artists (Picasso, Matisse, Kandinsky), focusing on a comparative analysis of styles and movements based on individual works of art, and placing stylistic expressions in the context of those sociopolitical and broad cultural developments that changed Europe during the early 20th century. The course includes visits to Copenhagen museums and galleries.

Environmental Research Project Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. Environmental Science. Public Policy. Beginning with discussions on focus, content, and plan, this project will develop into the student’s own research project. Students seek out a specialist in the field who acts as advisor, guiding them through the research process. The advisor and student will work toward the completion of a research paper, which the advisor will grade and on which the appropriate DIS Program Director will sign off. Prerequisites: Full-year students only. DIS course European Sustainable Development or Climate Change from a Historical Perspective core class taken in the fall.

European Business Strategy: Case Studies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Business. Management. This core course is aimed at students looking to understand the European business environment, how it is different from the U.S., and to learn how businesses may be impacted by their local business environment – a key skill in international businesses. Through class discussions and business visits in Copenhagen and on study tour, you will gain a firsthand insight into the diversity of the European business environment and the business impact of EU integration. You will be able to identify how a company’s strategy may be influenced by its surrounding business environment. The course provides you with a unique hands-on learning experience working in teams to complete and present a comprehensive research project associated with a sponsor company. Prerequisites: One course each in macro- and microeconomics at university level.

Epidemiology - Danish Case Studies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. Using the unique and internationally renowned Danish Civil Register System, this course explores population registerbased public health. The course will focus on epidemiology as a science, a method, and as a tool. Formal statistical modeling will be used to analyze and critique current issues and epidemiologic studies concerning health and chronic disease in the Danish population.

Equality in Scandinavia Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Sociology. Political Science. Economics. The image of Denmark and other Scandinavian countries is one of high taxation, universal welfare, and a notable level of equality. In this class we examine the reality of that image. Are all people supported equally by the state? Can current levels of support be sustained in the face of economic pressures? The class will examine both sociological and economic theories to understand the principles and challenges that underpin the welfare state. Students will also engage in comparative analysis of welfare and non-welfare states. Finally, the class will consider public opinion toward income transfer policies in Scandinavian countries.

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European Clinical Psychology Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Psychology. This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. The course will cover cultural and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools and how they view some of the main psychological disorders. The focus throughout the course will be on adult mental health. Prerequisites: A course in abnormal psychology at university level.

European Clinical Psychology Practicum Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Psychology. A companion course for students enrolled in European Clinical Psychology. This course explores how theories and methods of clinical psychology are mirrored in Danish mental health settings. Students are placed in various facilities in Copenhagen, including support services which target people with diverse needs, using a variety of interventions. Co-requisite: European Clinical Psychology.

European Memory and Identity Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Art History. History. Literature. Philosophy. A study of how selective ways of remembering Europe’s past have shaped collective and individual identities. The course examines the complex web of identity formation shaped by repositories of memory in art and architecture, film and literature, philosophy and political thought. Students will travel to and study the border regions of south-west Denmark, southern Sweden, and northern Germany. Each class will also focus on a different region farther south in Europe, traveling to capital cities and smaller towns in either France, Germany, or the Czech Republic.

European Politics: The European Union Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. International Relations. Political Science. The European Union has been called an Unidentified Political Object (UPO) because it is not a state, but it is more powerful than any other international organization. This course offers a broad study of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, and major policies. Students will participate in a Simulation European Union Game and must negotiate for an EU resolution that most benefits their country. Prerequisites: Two political science courses, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics at university level.

European Storytelling: From Homer to Harry Potter Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Literature. Discover the influence of European storytelling in modern forms of literature, from old myths to medieval legends to Grimm fairytales. The course examines stories in their historical context but also explores various theoretical approaches and how traditional stories live on in fantasy, movies, role-playing and other modern uses.

European Sustainable Development Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Environmental Studies. Public Policy. Sustainability. This core course will enhance your understanding of the divergent goals and complex processes associated with sustainable development from a European perspective. Specific focus is given to the interplay between social, political and economic issues and environmental concern. You will be introduced to a broad range of Danish and European stakeholders currently shaping the sustainability agenda, and encouraged to identify your own values and strategies for a sustainable future.

European Urban Design Theories Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Urban Studies. What are the underlying theories and methodologies of urban design, as applied in Europe since the mid-20th century? Focus is placed on practical application using case studies in Copenhagen. Relations, differences, and similarities between European and American cities in sociopolitical contexts will be discussed.

European Urban Life and Development Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core Course. History. Sociology. Urban Studies. Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city both promises a better life and generates challenges and fears. The course will integrate architectural, geographical, historical, and social dimensions to explore the European city as a venue of human interaction and experience.

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Environmental History of Europe Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. History. Sustainability. This course examines some of the underlying assumptions and generalizations that condition our current views of the environment. This includes the emergence of ecology as a paradigmatic science for understanding the place of humans in the natural order. The most important explanatory theories of environmental change will be introduced.


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Food Systems: Ecology, Economy, and Ethics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. Environmental Science. Public Policy. Sustainability. This course approaches the modern food system as a complex set of human and environmental relationships, which reflect the way societies are organized and represent a microcosm of wider social realities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore a number of cultural, ecological, economic, sociopolitical and ethical dimensions connected with the global food system. The course will also emphasize European and Danish issues and include field visits to a Danish farm and an NGO involved in the food system.

Furniture Design in Denmark Workshop Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. In this course students will design and build full-scale prototypes of outdoor furniture. The design process will progress from concept development in sketching and scale models, to producing shop drawings in full scale, to prototyping a chair or a stool for outdoor use. Solid engineered wood will be used to create each piece, which will be assembled without the use of glue so it can be taken apart for transportation. Prerequisites: Students must be enrolled in 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. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis by DIS.

Gang Crime in Scandinavia Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Criminology. Public Policy. Sociology. Even in relatively peaceful Denmark there is gang crime. The country has seen gang wars and rivalry between leading groups, such as Hells Angels, Bandidos, and various immigrant outfits fighting over the drug and sex markets. This course focuses on reasons why gang crimes exists, ways to prevent it from emerging or spreading, and how to deal with existing gang activity.

Garden Art in European Culture Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. Landscape Design. Urban Studies. Gardens are complex, three-dimensional (but overlooked) art works. Discover the expression of four millennia of European garden art. Explore how garden art has influenced other art forms and been depicted by them. Gain insight into how and why garden art reaches deep into its zeitgeist and has stimulated significant sociocultural innovations and change all across Europe.

Gender and Sexuality in Scandinavia Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. Gender Studies. Sociology. 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?

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Gender Perspectives on Human Rights Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Gender Studies. Legal Studies. Political Science. The course will examine the human rights framework through a gendered lens. Students will learn how current human rights practices fail to account for the ways in which human rights abuses target women directly. Creating a women’s human rights framework will equip women with a way to define, analyze, and articulate their experiences of violence and marginality and allow them to develop an array of visions and strategies for change.

Geoinformatics Spring, 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Environmental Studies. Urban Studies. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has become a very effective analysis and dissemination tool in virtually all parts of government and numerous private industries such as telecom, engineering and surveying. The potential and possible applications will be greatly expanded as the technology advances and the database increases. Students will be able to learn how GIS is able to integrate hardware, software, and data in order to display geographically referenced information. This course builds on the University of Copenhagen’s strong GIS research and is aimed to give greater insight into the many applications for today and tomorrow.

Getting There: Transportation in Urban Europe Fall. 3 Credits. Urban Studies. Sociology. Moving people around within cities - getting them to and from work, school, and play - is always the stuff of legendary challenge. In this course we study not only the transportation systems used in European cities, but their advantages and disadvantages, and consider whether any major transformations in European urban transportation are on the horizon.

Globalization and European Economies Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Business. Economics. Finance. International Relations. This course will examine the impact of globalization on the integration of European economies, using standard economic theories of international trade applied to the EU common market and monetary union. You will gain a deeper understanding of the economic aspects of European trade, regional, labor, and monetary policy and how European economies and institutions respond to the rapidly changing global economic environment. The course integrates current events into classroom discussions so students gain a stronger insight into how economic theories apply to the real world environment. Prerequisites: One course in both micro- and macroeconomics, plus one course in either intermediate or advanced macroeconomics at university level.

Graphic Design Foundations Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Design. Graphic Design. Studio Art. This course aims at developing students’ ‘graphic eye’ by analyzing existing examples of real-life identity, branding, and signage. The projects focus on the integration of graphic design and architecture in a Danish context. Students will be instructed as to how they can work in physical and digital media, as they will be challenged to use these media in each of their projects throughout the semester. The goal is to further their ability to convey abstract concepts through graphic and verbal communication. Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or

studio art, or completion of a course in drawing. Basic knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Creative Suite. Students are strongly recommended to enroll in the lecture course Danish Design.

Graphic Design Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Communication. Design. Graphic Design. Studio Art. The course aims at developing graphic design skills by analyzing existing examples of real-life identity, branding, and signage. The projects focus on the integration of graphic design and architecture and students will be asked to solve design problems appropriate for the Danish context. Students will work in physical and digital media to further their ability to convey abstract concepts through graphic and verbal communication. Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of graphic design or communication design at the junior, senior, or graduate level, and completion of a minimum of two graphic design related studios prior to arrival at DIS. Knowledge of one or more programs in the Adobe Creative Suite.

Guilty Pleasures of Pop Culture, The Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Film Studies. Literature. Media Studies. What is popular culture in Europe and America, and how has it been exchanged and modified between the continents? Evidence of the centuries-old interplay between high and low culture will be analyzed to justify pop culture as a valid form of expression, from the European horror stories of the Grimm brothers to their later incarnations as American genre films and comics.

Hans Christian Andersen and the Danish Golden Age Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Literature. Hans Christian Andersen’s tales are not just tales for children but reflections of social and technological change. The course provides an understanding of the Romantic Age and the Danish Golden Age, and of the societal and economic changes that affected life in mid-19th century Europe. Andersen’s works will be approached through the lenses of different literary schools.

Health Beyond Borders Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. Public Policy. Globalization contributes to major shifts in global health patterns and how these are perceived and addressed. Global health has become a discipline in itself. It emphasizes not only public health but also the broader connections to economic and political factors, and the connections between national and international aspects. This course maps and analyzes progress and challenges in meeting global health goals.

Health Care Strategies for At-Risk Populations Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Public Health. Pre-Medicine. Public Policy. Every society has populations which can be hard to reach because of their specific circumstances. These populations – such as prostitutes or drug users – can sometimes partake in risky behaviors, which necessitate adjustment of their health care delivery. This course will focus on how health care delivery for risk populations is applied, what dilemmas professionals are facing in their work, and how the risk populations themselves perceive health care delivery.

Health Delivery and Prioritization in Northern Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. Public Policy. A study of the organization and provision of public health in northern Europe, and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present health care systems. This course provides an understanding of what determines health, priority-setting for public health policy, and the relationship between the many players involved in policymaking and provision of health services.

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Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Biology. Pre-Medicine. An introduction to the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and to the clinical working methods of physicians as practiced at a Danish university hospital. Taught at the National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) and several Copenhagen University Hospitals. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. Urban Design. Urban Studies. Learn how to read a European city and decode its history. Through on-site analyses and map exercises you will gain an understanding of Copenhagen’s morphological history - its urban plan and fabric - and the underlying causes of its stages of development. You will also get an introduction to the history of the European city.

Human Trafficking in a Global Context Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Gender Studies. Legal Studies. Sociology. 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, relation to other criminal activities, and its victims and perpetrators. They will also learn the most important elements of the legal and policy framework addressing trafficking at the European and international level.

History of European Ballet Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Additional fee to cover live ballet performances. Art History. This course is a study of European ballet from court ballet to postmodern dance, focusing on prime choreographic works and leading artists, with a special focus on the Royal Danish Ballet and the Danish choreographer, August Bournonville.

History of European Film Fall. 3 Credits. Communication. Film Studies. Media Studies. Following an introduction to early European film, this course focuses on the development of film language as well as major styles and trends in European film-making from early film pioneers to the Danish Dogma 95 movement. To place European film in context, a few major American films will also be studied. The course includes weekly screenings of selected European films.

History of Jewish Life in Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. Religious Studies. This course will focus on Jewish life in Europe from the 17th century through the present day. We will discuss themes such as the relationship between cultural/ethnic diversity and nationalism, the development of modern anti-Semitism, and the question of minority rights within a majority society.

Holocaust and Genocide Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Additional fee - includes study tour to Germany. History. Legal Studies. Minority Studies. This course and study tour analyses 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. Definitions of genocide, methodology and theories of the phenomena of genocide will be discussed. It will offer both a theoretical framework and a more practical approach, particularly from the perspective of international relations.

How Plants Changed World History Fall. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. History. Sustainability. Plants have changed history and the way we live on a global scale and in our everyday lives. From the rise and fall of empires and the exploitation of colonies to today’s emerging economies, plant products have shaped the development of civilization. This course reveals these influential plants and presents a thought-provoking narrative explaining how they have changed the world.

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Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. International Relations. Legal Studies. Political Science. 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 Somali 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. Prerequisite: A course in international relations or human rights at university level.

Immunology Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Biomedicine. Public Health. This course will give a fundamental understanding of the immune system, including how it develops, which cells are important, how it interacts with other cells in the body as well as with pathogens, how the cells are activated and how they are differentiated. T and B cell-mediated immunity and topics of clinical relevance, as well as immunology of infection and vaccine development will also be covered, where examples such as tuberculosis and malaria will be used to illustrate the theory. The course will also include some relevant hands-on experience, such as doing a project within immunological bioinformatics with focus on rational epitope discovery. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one semester of chemistry, plus an introductory course in molecular biology/ genetics at university level.

Impact of Epidemic Disease upon European History, The Fall. 3 Credits. History. Public Health. A broad overview of the shifting disease patterns of European history, from late Antiquity through the Middle Ages and Renaissance to the post-1700 decrease in mortality. Special attention will be paid to the contribution of epidemic disease to European attitudes, institutions, and policies, e.g., within public health.

Impressionism in Paris Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Paris. Art History. Rebelling against the Salon, the French Impressionists caused a revolution in the well-established art world, changing the existing rules of technique, color, and motif forever. The bustling life of Haussmann’s new modern Paris became the catalyst, birthplace and subject matter for these forerunners of modern art. The selection of painters studied includes Monet, Renoir, Degas, Manet, Berthe Morisot, Sisley, Bazille, Caillebotte, and Pisarro.

Innovation Through Design Thinking Fall. 3 Credits. Architecture. Business. Design. Design thinking has become central to almost all disciplines. This course is about a hands-on reflection in your professional discipline and presents the foundations of design thinking in a language that is understood by all disciplines, no matter what experience the learner brings to the course. The course is presented in a series of illustrated lectures with project activity centered on conducting case studies of design-in-action and its outcomes in various disciplines. The focuses of the case studies will be to explore how they relate specifically to the Danish and European Union context. Much of the dialogue in the course will be structured around interdisciplinary/trans-disciplinary relationships.

Integrated Sustainability Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Sustainability. The course is focused around a study of sustainable strategies and how to integrate them into the design process. The concept of sustainability will be analyzed, demonstrating why a critical and case-by-case approach is essential. From a foundation in energy and water efficiency, the course will look at site and orientation, passive and active strategies, building envelope, heating and cooling, indoor environmental quality, materials, and lighting. Additionally, Ecotect software analysis and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) will be discussed. Prerequisites: A course in sustainable design is recommended.

Interior Architecture Foundations Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. Students develop design skills through analysis of existing interiors and by solving real-life design problems in a Danish context. In studio projects, they construct spatial models in physical and digital media and advance their communication skills to express abstract concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different standing. Expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students can progress to Interior Architecture Studio in spring, take a different foundation studio, or switch to another DIS program. Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing. Students are strongly recommended to enroll in the lecture course Scandinavian Interior Architecture.

Interior Architecture Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Design. Studio focuses on interior architectural 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. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students can continue Interior Architecture Studio in spring, or they may switch to another studio. 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.

International Advertising in a European Context Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Advertising. Business. Communication. Globalization has made the international corporate world more alike, but it has not diminished the often subtle cultural and sociological differences among markets. This course offers in-depth knowledge of the elements of brand building, advertising, and public relations across cultures.

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Health Economics and Health Policy in Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Economics. Public Health. Public Policy. A study of the most important concepts and theories in health economics and health policy analysis. The course will apply concepts and theories to actual cases from northern Europe in which health economics rationales clash with health politics. Basic economic appraisals of health care interventions and decision analysis of health policy processes will be used to analyze current issues in northern European health care systems.


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International Business Negotiations Fall. 3 Credits. Copenhagen Business School course. Business. Communication. Economics. International Relations. Management. This course offers an introduction to the process of business negotiations with parties whose interests, cultural norms, communication styles and business expectations may differ significantly from one’s own. Recent negotiation theory will be used to analyze the particulars of international business negotiations with a focus on two-party negotiations. Includes intercultural negotiation simulations with Danish and other foreign students at a top Danish university.

International Financial Management Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Economics. Finance. Management. A practical understanding of foreign exchange markets, international monetary markets, and international capital markets. The course focuses on the concepts of currency arbitrage, risk management, cash management, international debt and equity financing, market behavior, and relevant aspects of European monetary policy and its capital markets. Students enrolled in this course will gain real-life experience participating in a two-day Global Capital Market Solutions (GCMS) trading program jointly hosted at Copenhagen Business School and DIS. The two-day program immerses you with Danish and other international students to engage in live, small team trading. Prerequisites: One-semester courses in both micro- and macroeconomics at university level, plus an introductory course in finance.

International Law from a European Perspective Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. International Relations. Legal Studies. Political Science. This course is an introduction to basic principles of international law and the role it plays in world politics. We will discuss current events and explore why there is often disagreement between the U.S. and Europe on issues such as human rights, the legality of war, the UN and the International Criminal Court.

International Marketing and Branding Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Communication. Marketing. This course offers a framework for the development and implementation of a marketing plan, and an introduction to the key elements of brand marketing. Students work in groups on a marketing project with a Danish-based company, acquiring hands-on experience with marketing and branding. Prerequisite: An introductory course in marketing at university level.

International Mergers and Acquisitions Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Economics. Finance. Management. In this course we will look at the some of the forces that drive international mergers and acquisitions, study the players in the game, and look at the mechanics of getting a deal done. To get a living sense of the field, we will study some of the most important recent transactions that have been completed – or attempted - including between U.S. and Danish companies. We will look at transactions consummated by corporations and by financial sponsors. Prerequisite: A basic understanding of accounting (profit and loss statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement) is required. An introductory accounting course at university level.

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International Reporting Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Journalism. Media Studies. What does it take to be an international reporter? Learn how to effectively produce international content for an American audience. In this hands-on course, students will learn how intercultural journalism functions through a Danish lens by being part of an international news source and by the opportunity to publish original content in the Englishlanguage newspaper Copenhagen Post.

Journalism vs. Public Relations Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Journalism. Media Studies. This course is like no other public relations or journalism class. We place you right where the two disciplines collide and show you what happens in the crash. Co-taught by a corporate lobbyist and a professional journalist, this course gets you up close and personal with the inner workings between PR departments and newsrooms.

Kierkegaard Honors Level Seminar Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Philosophy. Religious Studies. This seminar course consists of a lecture series by distinguished scholars from the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre at the University of Copenhagen, and roundtable discussions among students from DIS and the University of Copenhagen – Kierkegaard’s alma mater. Each lecture covers an important aspect of Kierkegaard’s work. At the end of the course, students will be able to distinguish and discuss various interpretations of Kierkegaard’s philosophy. Co-requisite: At least one of the following DIS courses: Kierkegaard ’s Authorship; The Making of the Modern Self; or Religion in Crisis: 19th Century European Thought.

Kierkegaard’s Authorship Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Literature. Philosophy. Religious Studies. This course is particularly concerned with Kierkegaard’s theory of individual personhood. After a short historical introduction to Kierkegaard, we will look at some of his earliest works, which focus on the tension between the individual and community. We will read parts of The Concept of Irony and Either/Or, and we will read Fear and Trembling in its entirety. We will conclude with an examination of one of his late pseudonymous works, Sickness unto Death, and some of his signed works.

Language, Youth, and Society Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Anthropology. Sociology. Urban Studies. This course describes the language, behaviors, and practices of young people in late modern Europe, particularly living in metropolitan areas. We will look at the interplay between ideology, social power, and culture as it can be observed in youth groups. The course will cover basic sociolinguistics as well as post-colonial theories of language and will further look at empirical studies of youth interaction in European cities.

Leadership Across Cultures Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Management. Organizational Behavior. This course introduces the role of a corporate leader and the factors influencing leadership in cross-cultural teams. Students will examine theories related to corporate leadership, what makes a good leader, and developing

leaders within an organization. The course also explores the role of culture in a corporate context and the challenges leaders face when leading multi-cultural teams and teams located in various geographic regions.

LGBTQ in Scandinavia Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. Gender Studies. Sociology. Scandinavian countries were among the first to socially and politically respond to the need to protect the rights of LGBTQ citizens. This course will explore history of the LGBTQ movements in Scandinavia and the cultural, social, and political aspects of LGBTQ life in modern Scandinavian societies.

Literary Landscapes of the Mind Fall. 3 Credits. Literature. Psychology. Students will learn to analyze literature, film, and art within a psychoanalytic context. We will focus on psychoanalytical readings of literature, paintings, sculpture, and film and examine how artists have taken the inner workings of the mind and expressed it through words and visual media.

Literary London Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to London. Literature. London is, and has always been, a hub where great minds meet and find inspiration in the life of the city. For centuries, London has inspired authors, poets and playwrights. Virtually every street has its place in literary history, from Baker Street to Bloomsbury, Dickens to Wilde, from Blake’s chartered streets near the Thames to the ethnic fabric of Brick Lane.

Livability in the Modern City Fall. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. Sociology. Urban Studies. How do we make our cities livable in the face of population growth, traffic congestion, competing claims on urban space, and economic decentralization favoring suburbia? Drawing on expertise and insights from the social sciences, architecture, urban design, public health and other fields, this course will focus on topics that affect the quality of life in cities. Field studies and on-site analyses utilize Copenhagen as an urban laboratory to investigate how design can shape urban environments and respond to urban problems.

Making of the Modern Self Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Literature. Philosophy. Focusing on thinkers from Continental Europe like Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, and Copenhagen’s own Søren Kierkegaard, this course traces the development of the conception of ‘selfhood’ in the 19th and 20th centuries. We will observe how ethical thinking has moved from the language of duty to that of personal answerability, and how the search for meaningful personal existence has increasingly become the responsibility of the individual.

Meaning of Style, The Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Design. History. Over the course of the semester, we will explore the world of fashion and the different ways dress can be interpreted. This will be done through class lectures complemented by field studies to leading Danish designers, fashion companies, and museums.

Medical Anthropology Fall. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Anthropology. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. Medical anthropology is the study of health, illness, and healing across the range of human societies and over the course of human experience. The course aims to introduce the field of medical anthropology as part of the overall study of culture and society and will be based on in-depth reading of classic ethnographic texts on health, illness, and healing across a range of human societies.

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Medical Ethics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Ethics. Philosophy. Pre-Medicine. What are the appropriate ethical criteria for analyzing and evaluating the consequences of biotechnological advances in medical practice? How do we address the many dilemmas? We will focus on the ethical issues involved in, for example, euthanasia, reproduction technology, and organ donation.

Medical Exploration of HIV/AIDS Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. The course aims at providing students with evidence-based broad knowledge of the HIV pandemic, with a strong focus on the clinical effects of the disease. Topics include historical, biological, socio-economical and political aspects. The course will also focus on 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. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Medical Research Project Spring. 6 Credits. Pre-Medicine. This project involves desk research and data collection in the field. The project will begin with discussions on content, literature search strategies, and the writing of a proposal. Students seek out a specialist in the field who acts as an advisor, guiding the student through the research process. Student evaluation is based upon the production of a single major paper at the end of the semester. Prerequisite: Full year students only. DIS core course Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach taken in fall.

Mediterranean Visual Journal Fall. 3 Credits. Additional fee - includes study tour to Mallorca. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. This course exposes students to a series of techniques, methods, and media for recording and analyzing the environment through drawing by hand. Skills are developed by keeping a well-documented and detailed sketchbook – a ‘visual journal’ – through the course of the tour. Prerequisite: A studio course at DIS. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis through Architecture/Design programs. Completion of a course in drawing is required. Prior sketching experience and a personal commitment to drawing is recommended. Metabolic Engineering and Functional Genomics Fall. 6 Credits. Technical University of Denmark course. Biology. Biotechnology. A lecture/lab course that gives students a fundamental understanding of the interplay between the many different intracellular reactions, and how the fluxes through the different pathways are regulated; special focus on pathways leading to industrially relevant products like primary metabolites, antibiotics, industrial enzymes, and pharmaceutical proteins. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one semester of chemistry at university level, plus an introductory course in molecular biology/genetics OR completion of your university’s prerequisites for an upper-level molecular biology/genetics course.

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Music Composition: Private Studio Instruction Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Royal Danish Academy of Music course. Additional fee. Music. The composition course of study at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen includes private tutelage and one-on-one instruction in either theory, instrumentation, or electro-acoustics. The course aims at developing the composer’s own faculty and creativity in order to adequately represent his or her ideas through composition. Prerequisites: Music majors or students of music with significant formal training only. Acceptance by the Academy required through advance online submission of previous works. A repertoire list of works may also be included.

Music Performance: Instrument or Voice Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Royal Danish Academy of Music course. Additional fee. Music. This course offers individual training in principal instrument or voice at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Students have the opportunity to participate in different related activities such as orchestral playing, concerts, musical drama, ensemble singing, and master classes depending on the student’s area of study. Prerequisites: Music majors or students of music with significant formal training only. Acceptance by the Academy required through advance online submission of a solo performance recording. A repertoire list of works may also be included.

Muslims in the West Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. Minority Studies. Religious Studies. Sociology. As the Danish Muhammad cartoon controversy and European clashes over the Muslim female headscarf have shown, the question of Islam’s integration into the West is still a hotbed of cultural and political dispute. This course will introduce you to the nature and role of Islam in the West, and provide you with both hands-on and theoretical tools to analyze such disputes.

Neuroplasticity: From Neurons to Behavior Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Neuroscience. Pre-Medicine. Psychology. This interdisciplinary course will focus on both the cellular and behavioral components of neural plasticity. Emphasis will be on: a) the neural development of the human brain and implications for psychological and social behavior; b) the adult brain and neuroplasticity with respect to learning and aging and c) brain repair with focus on rehabilitation of the adult brain after acquired brain injury. This class will be taught by faculty from various disciplines, including medicine and neuropsychology. Prerequisites: Either a psychology course and one year of biology, or one semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology at university level.

Neuroscience of Fear Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Biology. Biomedicine. Neuroscience. Pre-Medicine. Psychology. Humans share brain structures controlling the fear response with other mammals, birds, and reptiles. These structures have been evolutionarily preserved because fear helps protect us from danger, injury, and death. Although we are now further removed from the dangerous elements of nature, our primal fear instincts remain. This course will examine the evolutionary aspects of the fear response, and consider how it ties into decision-making and our everyday lives. This set of issues will be studied from a multidisciplinary perspective, synthesizing recent work from the fields of biology, psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy. Prerequisites: Either one year of biology at university level or one semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology at university level.

Nordic Mythology Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. Literature. Religious Studies. The religion and worldview of the pre-Christian Scandinavians is reflected in the mythology preserved in medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age (800-1050). The course is based on readings of these primary texts, and the Icelandic Sagas that provide further glimpses into the culture and values of the Vikings. Analysis of the sagas as anthropological source material, as well as literature, will complete the course. Throughout the semester, field trips to museums and archaeological sites will help us reconstruct Viking spiritual life.

Partners and Rivals: EU-U.S. Relations Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. International Relations. Political Science. This course will focus on differences and similarities in political culture in the U.S. and Europe, the role of political leadership, approach to international negotiations, and the global role in the new world order. Included in the course will be case studies of the WTO disputes, the Iraq War, and the 2009 COP15 UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

Photojournalism Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Journalism. Media Studies. This class requires that you take full advantage of your Danish setting and immerse yourself in the lives of those around you. Students will be spending significant time outside of the classroom independently interacting with and reporting on the life of a self-selected subject. The major focus of this course is to put together the three-picture story; it is not a foundational photography course, and students are expected to provide their own cameras.

Political Activism: Engagement and Resistance Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. International Relations. Legal Studies. Political Science. This course will explore the relationship between thought and action. This is a project-based course on leadership and taking action in your world. Students will learn the necessity of careful analysis and research in order to carry out leadership roles. Taking indignation as a point of departure and building on the analysis of economy, work, climate, poverty, and hunger, they will prepare an activist project and agenda.

Political Leadership and Communication Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Political Science. Public Policy. An important task for any political actor is communication, both internally, in political institutions, and externally, with other actors and the public. What constitutes effective political communication? What styles of political leadership exist? How can these styles be compared and what are their advantages and disadvantages? This course investigates how politics operates in “the real world.” In this course, students will learn about different theoretical approaches to leadership, decision-making and communication in politics. The focus will be on empirical case-studies from the instructor’s own work as an MEP and leader of the Danish Social Democrats in the European Parliament.

Positive Psychology Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Psychology. A study of theory, research and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. Students will critically examine the psychology of well-being with its possibilities and limitations. Students will investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy and coaching and how the understanding of human flourishing connects with areas like business development, sustainable living, creativity and other fields. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

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Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Biology. Biomedicine/Biotechnology. Pre-Medicine. This course examines biomedicine, drug discovery and development, and biotechnological tools while exploring the opportunities and challenges biotechnology has for medicine: Personalized medicine, immune response reactions, stem cells, etc. It further compares and juxtaposes the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research community through case studies. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.


Course Descriptions (Alphabetically Listed)

Positive Psychology Practicum Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Education. Psychology. This optional practicum is a companion course to Positive Psychology. Students are placed in organizations where they can explore the benefits and challenges of applying positive psychology. This practicum offers an experiential opportunity for students to learn more about how positive psychology can be applied within a variety of professional settings – children’s institutions, therapeutic practices, business organizations, environmental associations, etc. Co-requisite: Positive Psychology. Power of Thought in Europe, The Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. Philosophy. In this course, you will read, discuss and analyze some of the major European critical thinkers and concepts including knowledge, truth, critique, progress, and enlightenment from the Enlightenment to modernity. Through discursive processes, the course will critically evaluate and analyze the (lack of) critical thinking in contemporary society, and thereby develop our own critical and analytical skills. You will model your own thinking based on the examples set by philosophical masters of the past.

Pregnancy, Birth, and Infancy in Denmark Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. Public Policy. A study of how the Danish health system cares for mother and child from conception through pregnancy into early childhood. Emphasis is placed on three major areas: medical aspects of a healthy pregnancy including birth and postnatal care; services provided by the welfare system; and cultural values inherent in this system. Topics include role of the midwife, pain relief, regulations governing maternity leave, and concepts of normality and risk. Prerequisite: One year of biology at university level. Prostitution and the Sex Trade in Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Gender Studies. Legal Studies. Political Science. Sociology. This course focuses on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and in other European countries such as the Netherlands. You will also examine prostitution from different perspectives ranging from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law-enforcement officials and politicians. Psychology and Criminal Behavior Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Criminal Justice/Criminology. Psychology. This course includes a number of psychological perspectives on criminal behavior and its treatment in the criminal justice system. Focuses on mental disorders and crime, as well as the question of criminal responsibility. Investigates why ‘normal’ people commit crime from a predominantly social psychological perspective. Among the issues here are social norms and social control, neutralization, online disinhibition, alcohol disinhibition and aging out of crime. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

Psychology of Adolescence: A Scandinavian Perspective Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Child Development. Psychology. What are the psychosocial challenges for adolescents today? The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the physical, emotional, social, moral, and psychological changes occurring during the transitional period of adolescence and the challenges that adolescents experience

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Public Health Implications of Modern Lifestyles Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Pre-Medicine. Public Health. This course will introduce tools to understand and prioritize the public health responses in health promotion and preventive medicine, as well as the different approaches applied to combat widespread and prevalent diseases of both the present and future. The course will mainly focus on the literature of diet change, smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, and exercise, as well as look at the responses to different widespread diseases like HPV, CVD, obesity and diabetes.

today. Adolescent development, psychopathology and implications for treatment and change will be considered and similarities and differences from a Scandinavian perspective will be presented. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

Racism: Theory and Cases Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Minority Studies. Political Science. Sociology. Racism is still a major dynamic impulse in modern society. We will look at contemporary theories of racism both as ideology and social practice and study the roots of modern racism. A critical approach to ‘race’ and racism will be developed: What is ‘race’? Why racism? What are the consequences?

Psychology of Crisis Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Management. Psychology. Organizational Behavior. How can we understand the psychological consequences of crisis? This course presents a Scandinavian approach to crisis and explores psychological theory and research to understand how individuals, groups, and organizations come to cope with the psychological stress associated with a disaster, critical incident, life crisis or severe change. Evidence-based models for crisis interventions will also be considered and critically analyzed in relation to specific cases, as for example the Utøya massacre in Norway. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

Rebel Child, The: Scandinavian Children’s Literature Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Child Development. Literature. This course studies the commonalities found in Scandinavian children’s literature. It is in the voice of its often rebellious role models that Scandinavian literature stands out in content as well as form from Anglophone works of fiction for young people. The course will offer a discussion of different perspectives on the child and compare the literature to both American and British works for children.

Psychology of Human Sexuality Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Psychology. A study of human sexuality emphasizing psychological perspectives. Topics include 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. Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.

Religion and Politics in Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Political Science. Religious Studies. Is the liaison between religion and politics a dangerous one? Religion has certainly resurfaced as a visible player in politics, public life, and international relations. Secularism the idea that religion and politics, church and state should be kept apart has come under pressure. The purpose of this course is to examine the relation between religion and politics from a European perspective.

Psychology of Leadership Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Organizational Behavior. Psychology. Sociology. This course examines the psychological and social processes that characterize effective leadership, including the qualities of leaders, psychological exchanges between leaders and followers, and the situations that make some people better leaders than others. Leadership is examined under the perspectives of social and differential psychology, including teamwork, development of employees, intelligence and power as strong factors in leadership.

Religion in Crisis: 19th Century European Thought Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. History. Philosophy. Religious Studies. We will begin with a careful examination of Hegel’s influential interpretation of the development of the various historical forms of religion and his analysis of religion as a form of knowing. We will then examine some of the most significant criticisms of Hegel’s understanding of religion in the works of D. F. Strauss, Feuerbach, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche in an effort to understand the challenges to religious thinking in the 19th century.

Psychopharmacology - Substances and the Brain Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Biology. Neuroscience. Pre-Medicine. Psychology. This course will focus on how the brain is affected in different types of psychiatric disorders and in the case of the use of different psychoactive drugs, both legal and illegal. A perspective which combines biology, chemistry and psychology will be given. It will cover neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs. The course will also shortly touch upon the psychology of addiction, sociology, political and ethical aspects. Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.

Renewable Energy Systems Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Science. Environmental Studies. Public Policy. Sustainability. Climate change calls for radical rethinking of our energy systems - ultimately, a change toward 100% renewable energy systems. But is this possible? This course examines the technical, economic, political, and social aspects of renewable energy. Different renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.) are explored, and the strengths and weaknesses of different policy options (feedin tariffs, quotas, etc.) are discussed.

Public Health Ethics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Ethics. Philosophy. Public Health. Decision makers within health politics are increasingly dealing with ethical issues within public health. This course addresses some of the most urgent ethical dilemmas of public health, e.g. justice and health, coercion and the protection of society in case of infectious diseases, and regulation of individuals’ lifestyles. In order to illustrate these issues of public health ethics, this course will focus on three cases: smoking; new medical technologies; and the SARS epidemic.

Royalty in the Land of Equality Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. History. Sociology. We examine the history of the monarchy and study its influence on the art world in Denmark. A comparative study of other European nobility will be included and a look into American first families. How do Americans and other nations perceive the Danish royal family? And why do Danes support the continuation of the monarchy in a country known for equality?

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Russian Literature in a Cultural Context Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. Literature. Russian Studies. The course provides a general understanding of Russian culture and history through the lens of literature. Russian cinema, art, and music will be studied alongside Russian literary masterpieces by authors such as Dostoevsky, Chekhov, Nabokov, and Bulgakov, among others.

Scandinavian Classical Music Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Music. This is a comprehensive Nordic music history course focusing on the development of art music in Scandinavia from the middle-ages to the present. The music of Jean Sibelius, Edvard Grieg, Carl Nielsen, and others will be compared as we examine the nationalistic styles of Nordic music in the romantic period and onwards.

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Literature. Why is Scandinavian crime fiction so popular? Is it the terse language, the Nordic landscape? Is it that the protagonists are anti-heroes, feminists, or outsiders? What makes these novels so appealing? In this course we will study the Nordic detective novel and its development from pulp fiction to highbrow, mainstream literature.

Scandinavian Identities Spring. 3 Credits. University of Copenhagen course. History. Philosophy. Sociology. The idea of Scandinavia has held a strong position in the region over the last two centuries. A pan-Scandinavian movement thrived in the early nineteenth century in tandem with growing individual nationalisms of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Although yielding few political results, the idea of Scandinavia was mobilized as a constant alternative to both isolated nationalism and European integration. The political and cultural unity of the Scandinavian countries seems to be particularly visible today from a non-Scandinavian perspective.

Scandinavian Interior Architecture Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Interior Architecture. Interior Design. Lecture course presenting the history and trends in interior architecture in Scandinavia. The focus will be on contemporary interiors and the use of materials, furniture, products, color, lighting and day-lighting. Discussion of how interiors can be sustainable as interior climates will be a consistent theme throughout the course. Lectures will be supported by extensive on-site visits in Copenhagen.

Scandinavian Moods in Cinema Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Film Studies. Media Studies. This course will study contemporary Nordic film. For years, the work of Roy Anderson, Lukas Moodysson, Aki Kaurismäki, Dagur Kári, and others have set a special tone and atmosphere in Scandinavian cinema. How do the heirs to Bergman, von Trier and the Dogme 95 movement ask new questions and what elements, themes, and stories are typical of new Scandinavian film?

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Service Learning Seminar Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Minority Studies. Sociology. This seminar aims to enhance cross-cultural understanding through analysis and reflection on community-based volunteering experiences in Copenhagen. The in-class learning will consist of group work, discussions, and reflections, while the out-of-classroom learning will consist of student volunteering in the local community. The course aims to bolster the student’s cross-cultural awareness and competency and enhance their understanding of the different motives behind civic engagement in Denmark and the U.S.

Social Brain, The: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Neuroscience. Psychology. The goal of this course is to explore the neural basis of human social interaction. Emphasis will be placed on how social psychology and neuroscience inform our understanding of social behavior, with each discipline offering a unique and complimentary perspective. Emphasis will be placed on research finding in social neuroscience. Examples of topics: social brain development, the self in social interaction, emotion, theory of mind and empathy. Prerequisite: A neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology course at university level.

Social Sustainability in Global Supply Chain Management Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Technical University of Denmark course. Business. Environmental Studies. International Relations. Management. Public Policy. Sustainability. The course focuses on the social and labor conditions with supply companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and on social impacts within the communities where the supplying manufacturers operate. This course goes beyond the communication of corporate social responsibility, as it presents those specific tools, voluntary standards and product standards (e.g. the standard ISO 26000 Social responsibility), which are able to identify and map relevant stakeholders and social sustainability issues.

Sociology of the Family Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. Gender Studies. Sociology. A sociological analysis of family structure, dynamics, and child-rearing patterns in diverse cultures. The principal objective of the course is to demythologize the family by exploring ways ‘the family’ is experienced by people in different cultures, social classes, historical periods and gender. To increase our understanding of contemporary family issues, we will look at issues of work-family balance, parenting, marriage, divorce, and adoption through the lens of sociological theory.

Sociology Practicum Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Anthropology. International Relations. Minority Studies. Sociology. Denmark is grappling with issues of cultural conflict. The objective of the practicum is to critically analyze the concepts and theories of these cultural challenges through hands-on engagement. Examples: teaching English in a Muslim school, assisting asylum seekers to publish a newspaper, creating an integration event and more. You will commit to a site (45 to 55 hours per semester) and be asked to reflect on your experience throughout the practicum. Co-requisite: Cultural Diversity and Social Capital.

Stolen Childhoods: Migrant and Refugee Children in Europe Spring. 3 Credits. Child Development. Minority Studies. Sociology. This course focuses on human rights issues surrounding displaced and exploited children. Using case studies, news reports, personal accounts, and published research; students investigate how displacement affects these children and how their presence affects the European countries that receive them.

Strategic Communication Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Core course. Communication. International Relations. The core course offers an introduction to the field of communication in Denmark and the UK. Through field trips, case studies, guest lectures and study tours, students gain first-hand knowledge of how professionals work. Classes are built around Danish case studies and direct student-client relations to prepare students for communications tasks in the real world.

Strategic Marketing Simulation Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Business. Economics. Marketing. The course will cover both strategic tools and a strategic simulation game. In the latter you will apply strategic marketing management tools to business decisions in an active and changing environment. You will be part of a small product management team (typically three persons) that competes in a consumer market. Each group meets throughout the course (in and outside of class) where they will make decisions on a number of variables (e.g., direction of strategy, marketing mix, financials, production, consumer and segment positioning, distribution, R&D, long-term product introductions). Prerequisites: One course each in macro- and microeconomics at university level.

Strategies for Urban Livability Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Public Policy. Sociology. Urban Studios. Four contemporary strategies are explored. City as Human Habitat: quality of life through climatic conditions, transport systems, public space. Democratic City: social sustainability in City development. Bicycle Urbanism: Danish bicycle culture in urban planning and at the sociocultural level. European “Fit City”: the physical environment supporting healthy lifestyle. Copenhagen will be used as an ‘urban laboratory’ to study how the four strategies are reflected in the urban environment.

Student Research Project Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Research Project. If you would like to conduct research while in Denmark, perhaps as part of a project or thesis for your home university, you may apply for a 3-credit Student Research Project under the guidance of a Danish faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: Any research project must be planned with a professor or advisor at your home university before arrival at DIS and approved by the DIS Director of Teaching & Learning.

Sustainable by Design Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Environmental Studies. Sustainability. The goal of this course is to educate students on how sustainability is defined and implemented through theory and real case studies. Topics encompass current and future building codes and design policy, priorities and strategies of environmental sustainability with a focus on reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, and social and economic responsibility. These themes are examined on varying scales of design, from urban planning and buildings to industrial design and products.

Sustainable Production and Consumption Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Technical University of Denmark course. Business. Environmental Studies. Management. Sustainability. The course introduces the product chain perspective and life cycle assessment as a tool to improve eco- and resource efficiency throughout the chain. It relates the product chain perspective to concepts of sustainable production and consumption. The course includes hands-on application of screening tools - the Life Cycle Check, the MECO matrix, online tools and databases - on cases of product chains.

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Russia Past and Present Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Additional fee - includes study tour to Russia. History. Russian Studies. The course and tour introduce you to a Russia in transition through insights into its long history, its political culture and current politics, and into the everyday life of its citizens, as evidenced in Moscow, Novgorod and St. Petersburg.


Course Descriptions (Alphabetically Listed)

Taking the Pulse of the City: The Copenhagen Area Survey Spring. 3 Credits. Urban Studies. Sociology. We study Copenhagen by designing, as a class, our own telephone survey on urban questions, attitudes, and behaviors. We then conduct the survey, learn to analyze the results, and write reports based on our findings to be released to the Copenhagen media, government officials, and other interested parties.

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism in International Politics Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. International Relations. Political Science. This course is a study of terrorism - its causes, aims, and forms - and of counterterrorism measures introduced by the international community and individual states. The course examines the implications of terrorism for international politics in the 21st century.

Textile Design in Scandinavia Workshop Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Design. Studio Art. The course combines design and methods of printing for interior textiles with readings and discussions on the subject of textile design. The course will include a workshop component where printing methods will be taught and the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own designs can be realized as well as site visits to designers, producers and projects in the Scandinavian context. The course will run for half of the semester in an intense format.

Urban Design Foundations Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Studio Art. Urban Studies. The course aims to develop basic spatial and material design skills relevant to the urban condition through the solving of real-life urban design problems that require solutions inspired by the Danish context. Issues of human scale and temporary use in the urban environment will be addressed. Students will work in physical and digital media to construct spatial models and further their graphic and verbal communication skills in conveying abstract spatial concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different standing. Expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students can progress to Urban Design Studio in spring, take a different foundation studio, or switch to another DIS program. Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing. Students are strongly recommended to enroll in the lecture courses European Urban Design Theory, Urban Design Journal, Livability in the Modern City, or Strategies for Urban Livability.

Urban Design Journal Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Urban Studies. Through on-site studies, this course demonstrates how to experience, record, and analyze the European urban landscape, its fabric, spatial elements, and individual components. Students will familiarize themselves with criteria used by Gehl Architects to assess urban quality. Studies are documented in a journal containing analytical sketches, diagrams, freehand perspectives, notes, and color studies. Prerequisites: A studio course at DIS.

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Urban Design Studio Fall & Spring. 6 Credits. Core course. Architecture. Design. Landscape Architecture. Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, students solve real-life problems using analytical and design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape questions. Some sections in the Urban Design Studio will focus on issues of human scale, temporary use, and sustainable design. Studio groups combine students of different standing and background. The course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to each individual student. Full-year students continue Urban Design Studio in spring, with the opportunity for research-based projects, or switch to another studio. 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.

Venice: Power and Performance Fall. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Venice. Architecture, Art History. History. This art history course forms the context of an optional study tour. Students will focus on the most famous renowned artists of Venice: Bellini, Giorgio and Titian, and Giotto, who bridged the gap between the Middle Ages and Renaissance. We will study the paintings commissioned by the state and its leading citizens not only to trumpet the beauties and virtues of Venice, but also to position the city as being as important and as powerful as Rome, home of the Pope.

Vienna: Capital of Classical Music Fall & Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Vienna. Music. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Brahms and SchĂśnberg - luminaries of European classical music - all lived and worked in Vienna. This course and study tour will introduce you to basic forms of classical music, masterworks, and the city that gave so many great composers.

Vikings and Sagas: The Story of Iceland Spring. 1 Credit. Additional fee - includes study tour to Iceland. History. Literature. Religious Studies. An introduction to the religion and worldview of the preChristian Scandinavians as reflected in primary medieval texts and poems from the Viking Age (A.D. 800-1050). Visits to landscapes and historical sites provide insights into the culture and values of the Viking Age and its influence on modern Icelandic society. An emphasis will be placed on the Icelandic Sagas.

Visual Journal Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. The visual journal is a process-driven, tool where students record drawing inquiries for this course, studio, and study tours. The focus is on better exploring and understanding what you see. Students observe and communicate diverse conditions and possibilities of physical environments and objects around us. Prerequisites (if enrolled in a DIS studio course): Completion of a course in drawing. Prior sketching experience and a personal commitment to drawing is recommended. Prerequisites (if NOT enrolled in a DIS studio course): Completion of a course in drawing.

Waste Management Systems in Europe Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Environmental Studies. Public Policy. Sustainability. This course looks at current practice and policy on waste and re-evaluates the need for creating waste in modern societies. With an increase in resource scarcity, there is a need to create waste management systems and technologies that will help societies limit their impact on earth. This class will provide an overview of the current EU and Danish policy agendas and examine leading and new Danish and European waste technologies. Concepts such as recovery, urban mining, up-cycling and cradle2cradle will be discussed in the course.

Watercolor Painting Spring. 3 Credits. Architecture. Design. Studio Art. An introduction to watercolor painting as a medium for recording the environment in full, including color and texture. Students use the skills and techniques of watercolor painting applicable to architectural sketching and architectural renderings. Topics include rendering techniques, mixing and applying color, analyzing color in the physical environment, and the strategic use of painting tools and paper to desired effect. Prerequisites: Enrollment in a studio course at DIS. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis through the Architecture & Design department. Prior sketching experience and a personal commitment to drawing is recommended.

Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Watching: Surveillance, Art, and Culture Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. Media Studies. Sociology. This course will examine surveillance art and the aesthetics of voyeurism and exhibitionism. We will address issues of identity and privacy in contemporary conceptual and performance art and trace surveillance culture from early secret camera photography to new electronic media.

Women, Art, Identity Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Art History. Gender Studies. This course is an investigation of women artists and their impact on early modern and contemporary culture, with a focus on Europe. Issues of gender, institutional practice, postmodernism, and contemporary critical debate form the central components of class discussions and museum visits. Prerequisites: One course in art history, gender studies, or studio art at university level.

Virtual Worlds and the Social Media Fall & Spring. 3 Credits. Communication. Media Studies. This course surveys the brief yet remarkable history of the Internet, the development of virtual worlds and the creation of new communication cultures. Throughout the semester, we will examine the latest developments in digital media and the newest ways of deploying digital possibilities in business, politics, and education. We will focus on the impact our digital lifestyle has on social interactions and on the perception of ourselves as human beings.

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Reference Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar

Fall 2013 Sat Aug 17

Spring 2014 Latest departure from the U.S.

Sat Jan 18

Sun Aug 18

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

Sun Jan 19

Mon Aug 19-Wed Aug 21

Start of semester. Opening Ceremony. Arrival Workshop

Mon Jan 20-Wed Jan 22

Thu Aug 22

Start of classes

Thu Jan 23

Mon Sep 2-Sat Sep 7

Core course week including short program-integrated study tours

Mon Feb 3-Sat Feb 8

Sat Sep 28-Sun Oct 6

Long program-integrated study tours in Europe or optional study tours, outdoor adventure trips, individual travel (depending on your program)

Sat Mar 1-Sun Mar 9

Sat Oct 19-Sun Oct 27

Long program-integrated study tours in Europe or optional study tours, outdoor adventure trips, individual travel (depending on your program)

Sat Mar 22-Sun Mar 30

Sat Nov 9-Sun Nov 17

Optional study tours/outdoor adventure trips/individual travel

Sat Apr 12-Mon Apr 21

Mon Dec 9-Fri Dec 13

Final exams

Tue May 13-Fri May 16

Sat Dec 14

Earliest departure to the U.S.*

Sat May 17

Sun Dec 15

Last day of DIS housing

Sun May 18

Faculty and Advisors: Workshops & Conferences 2012-14 IEW: DIS welcomes education abroad professionals, faculty, academic advisors, and student affairs staff to a five-day International Educators Workshop (IEW) in Copenhagen each semester, providing a forum for dialogue about DIS programs and broader issues in education abroad. UPCOMING IEW DATES ARE: Fall 2012: Mon Nov 05 - Fri Nov 09 Spring 2013: Mon Mar 18 - Fri Mar 22 Fall 2013: Mon Nov 04 - Fri Nov 08 Spring 2014: Held in June as IEC (see below)

IEC: Once every five years, DIS hosts the International Educators Conference (IEC) in Copenhagen for senior administrators and faculty, with more focus than an IEW on topics in international education in addition to the DIS program and cultural events. Attendees have an option to attend a multiday study tour with DIS faculty to European destinations following the conference. IEC TAKES PLACE: Summer 2014: Tue Jun 24 - Sat Jun 29 For more information on IEW and IEC, visit DISabroad.org/iew or contact Julie Scott, Director of Institutional Relations, js@dis.dk and 781 245 2485.

*Post-semester travel plans or return flights to the U.S. should only be arranged to depart after this date.

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ADMISSION • Students enrolled at four-year U.S. or Canadian colleges or universities are welcome to apply • Courses are 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 • Be mindful of course and program prerequisites listed in this catalog and online HOW DO YOU APPLY? The DIS application process varies by university and, in some cases, by the term and the program of study. Fill out a non-binding preliminary application at DISabroad.org/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.

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Application Information

REGISTRATION Once you have been admitted you’ll receive a username and password to log on to the DIS website and register for courses, housing, 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. Registration opens approximately six months prior to the start of a semester. RESIDENCE PERMIT Semester and full year students will obtain a Danish Residence Permit after arrival in Denmark. Non-U.S./European citizens will be contacted upon registration with special instructions.

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

PRE-DEPARTURE From when you register until you depart for Denmark, you will receive correspondence from the DIS North American Office: newsletters, emails about any missing registration material, academic updates, housing updates, and a predeparture packet full of important information.

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Tuition & Fees

DIS Scholarship Opportunities 40% of all DIS students receive an individual DIS scholarship or a tuition discount. Scholarships consist of grants in the range of $500-$3,000 per semester, plus a small number of $4,000 and $5,000 grants. Most of our funds are need-based and designed for students who could not otherwise afford to study abroad. DIS also has scholarship funds designated for first-generation college students and to promote diversity in our student body. Visit DISabroad.org/scholarships for details and to download a scholarship application form.

DIS CHARGES

Comprehensive Tuition Fee Course instruction Program-integrated study tours (two per semester) Course-integrated field studies Textbook rental Use of facilities including library and computer labs Final grade report and permanent academic records Academic counseling and support General administration of academic services

SEMESTER

YEAR

$17,095 included included included included included included included included

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$22,490

$36,435

VALUE FOR MONEY: NO HIDDEN COSTS 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. The DIS fees are published 12-16 months in advance of the start of your semester. They are listed in U.S. dollars and are guaranteed not to change once published.

Comprehensive Housing & Student Affairs Fee* Furnished room Local transportation between DIS and your housing Meals (host family and partially for Folkehøjskole) Laundry facilities and/or allowance Student information and service desk Group pick-up at airport on DIS arrival day DIS Arrival Workshop Medical, accident, and liability insurance Visa advice and assistance 24-hour emergency contact Various cultural and social events Administration of housing and student affairs activities

TOTAL

*Please note: Students who arrange their own housing will still be charged a portion of the Housing & Student Affairs Fee. See website for details.

ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED EXPENSES

Residence permit (subject to external change) International airfare Personal expenses Meals/per month* (non-host family, after DIS stipend) Cell phone minutes Optional study tours or adventure trips**

SEMESTER

$300 $1,000 - $1,500 $1,500 - $3,000 $250 - $400 per your use see website

YEAR

$300 $1,000 - $1,500 $3,000 - $6,000 $250 - $400 per your use see website

*A $600 food stipend is provided toward grocery costs for all non-host family and folkehøjskole students. Students typically report spending $250-$400/month in addition to the food stipend. For additional details go to DISabroad.org/housing. **Please note: The price is subsidized by DIS to lower the cost for students.

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Tuition & Fees

SCHOOL OF RECORD FEE DIS issues a Final Grade Report to the student after completion of their term of attendance. The Final Grade Report is accepted as a transcript by most U.S. universities. The University of Minnesota is the DIS School of Record, and issues official transcripts to institutions that require a U.S. transcript for credit earned abroad. The additional fee for this service is $350. Students will receive additional information about School of Record during registration.

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, etc. PROGRAM CHANGE FEE Making any changes to your choice of DIS academic program within 30 days of the program start date will result in a charge of $150. This policy only applies to changing a core course and its associated study tours, but not to elective course changes. DEPOSIT / PAYMENT / CANCELLATION A place in the program is not ensured until either the institution that enrolled you or DIS receives a non-refundable deposit of $500. The deposit will be deducted from the invoice, which is sent to you or to the institution that issues payment for you. All fees must be paid to DIS before arrival. In exceptional cases, permission to postpone part of the payment may be arranged. If all fees are not paid by the end of the Arrival Workshop, students will be dismissed from the program.

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Our Students Come From...

Listed are DIS partner institutions or are institutions which sent semester students to DIS in 2012 (enrollment in parentheses). Partner institutions are in bold. ARKANSAS University of Arkansas ARIZONA University of Arizona (1) CALIFORNIA Cal Poly Pomona (6) Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (33) California State University, Fullerton (2) California State University, Northridge (4) California State University, San Bernardino (1) Claremont McKenna College (3) Loyola Marymount University (1) NewSchool of Architecture & Design Pomona College (1) Sacramento State University (1) San Francisco State University (3) Santa Clara University (13) Scripps College (16) Sonoma State University (3) University of California, Berkeley (2) University of California, Los Angeles (1) University of California, San Diego (5) University of Redlands (6) University of San Francisco (1) Whittier College (5) COLORADO Colorado College (24) University of Colorado Boulder (15) University of Denver (10) CONNECTICUT Connecticut College (27) Trinity College (16) University of Connecticut (1) University of Hartford (2) Wesleyan University (32) Yale University (5) DELAWARE University of Delaware (9) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA American University (41) George Washington University (12)

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Georgetown University (43) Howard University FLORIDA University of Florida (1) University of Miami (1) GEORGIA Spelman College (8) University of Georgia (1) HAWAII Chaminade University (1) University of Hawaii at Manoa (1) IDAHO Boise State University (1) ILLINOIS Bradley University (5) Columbia College (1) Illinois Wesleyan University (12) Knox College (7) Northern Illinois University Northwestern University (35) University of Illinois at Chicago (1) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (3) INDIANA DePauw University (13) Indiana University (35) Purdue University (1) University of Notre Dame (1) Wabash College (1) IOWA Clarke University (1) Grand View University (2) Grinnell College (25) Luther College (1) KANSAS Kansas State University (4) University of Kansas (9) KENTUCKY Transylvania University University of Kentucky (1) LOUISIANA Tulane University (43)

MAINE Bates College (25) Bowdoin College (15) Colby College (13) University of Maine (1) MARYLAND Goucher College (8) Johns Hopkins University (11) Loyola University Maryland (29) Maryland Institute College of Art (7) McDaniel College (1) University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2) University of Maryland, College Park (36) MASSACHUSETTS Amherst College (7) Boston Architectural College (1) Boston College (1) Brandeis University (14) Endicott College (2) Gordon College (1) Hampshire College (1) Harvard University (1) Mount Holyoke College (18) Simmons College (2) Smith College (20) Stonehill College (1) Tufts University (21) University of Massachusetts Amherst (1) Wellesley College (15) Western New England University (1) Wheaton College (7) Williams College (7) MICHIGAN Central Michigan University (1) Kalamazoo College (2) University of Michigan (4) MINNESOTA Carleton College (24) Gustavus Adolphus College (8) Macalester College (9) St. Catherine University (1) St. Olaf College (12) University of Minnesota, Crookston (1) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (20) University of St. Thomas (6) Winona State University (1)

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MONTANA Montana State University NEBRASKA Creighton University (1) NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth College (1) University of New Hampshire NEW JERSEY Kean University (1) Montclair State University (1) Princeton University (1) Ramapo College NEW YORK Alfred University Bard College (2) Barnard College (10) Binghamton University, SUNY (1) Colgate University (6) College of Staten Island Columbia University (2) Cornell University (25) Fordham University (2) Hamilton College (19) Hobart & William Smith Colleges (16) Hunter College (1) Lehman College (1) New York University (1) Parsons the New School for Design (1) Pratt Institute (12) Purchase College, SUNY (1) Rochester Institute of Technology (2) Sage Colleges, The (1) Siena College (5) Skidmore College (27) St. Lawrence University (32) Stony Brook University, SUNY (1) SUNY Fredonia (2) SUNY New Paltz (1) SUNY Plattsburgh (1) Union College University at Albany - SUNY (3) University of Rochester (21) Vassar College (24) NORTH CAROLINA Davidson College (11) Duke University (19) Elon University (29) Guilford College (2) Meredith College

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North Carolina State University (2) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2) University of North Carolina Charlotte Wake Forest University (12) Wingate University

University of South Carolina (2) Wofford College (9)

NORTH DAKOTA University of North Dakota (1)

TENNESSEE Rhodes College (4) Sewanee: The University of the South (3) University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2) Vanderbilt University (55)

OHIO Case Western Reserve University (2) College of Wooster (7) Denison University (35) John Carroll University Kenyon College (13) Miami University (4) Oberlin College (11) Ohio State University, The (1) University of Cincinnati (1) University of Dayton (1) Wittenberg University (3) OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City University (1) OREGON Lewis & Clark College (1) Portland State University (2) University of Oregon (5) University of Portland (1) PENNSYLVANIA Bryn Mawr College (14) Bucknell University (18) Carnegie Mellon University (4) Dickinson College (7) Drexel University (1) Eastern University (4) Franklin & Marshall College (26) Gettysburg College (55) Haverford College (8) Lafayette College (4) Lehigh University (21) Muhlenberg College (9) Philadelphia University (23) St. Joseph’s University (1) Swarthmore College (8) Temple University (3) University of Pittsburgh (2) University of Scranton (4) Villanova University (25) RHODE ISLAND Brown University (28) Providence College (17) Rhode Island School of Design University of Rhode Island (2)

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MISSOURI Drury University (1) Park University University of Missouri-Columbia (6) University of Missouri-St Louis (1) Washington University in St. Louis (26)

SOUTH DAKOTA South Dakota State University (1)

TEXAS Austin College (1) Rice University (11) Southern Methodist University (21) Southwestern University (2) Texas A&M University Texas Tech University Trinity University (4) University of Texas at Austin (2) University of Texas at Dallas (1) VERMONT Middlebury College (17) Saint Michael’s College (2) University of Vermont (7) VIRGINIA College of William & Mary (3) Randolph College (5) University of Richmond (16) University of Virginia (21) Virginia Tech University (1) Washington & Lee University (11) WASHINGTON Evergreen State College (1) Pacific Lutheran University (5) Seattle University (5) University of Puget Sound (11) University of Washington (6) Washington State University (4) Whitman College (3) WISCONSIN Beloit College (10) Marquette University (1) University of Wisconsin – Madison (5) University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1) AUSTRALIA University of Melbourne (1) CANADA Capilano University Dalhousie University (1) University of British Columbia (1)

SOUTH CAROLINA College of Charleston (1) Furman University (2)

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Copenhagen In the Heart of Europe

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COPENHAGEN AS YOUR HOME, EUROPE AS YOUR CLASSROOM DIS offers you the opportunity to see Europe during your study abroad experience through: >> Program study tours >> Optional study tours >> Outdoor adventure trips

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Arrival Workshop: During your first week there are a series of orientation activities, including the Activities & Immersion Fair where organizations such as sports clubs, LGBTQ groups, religious communities, arts, and more will attend - so you can sign up for membership there and then. Buddy Network: A DIS-organized network of Danish university students and DIS students organizing social events and excursions. Climate Seminars: A series of public lectures and discussions hosted by DIS that deal with burning issues in climate change. Core course: You can take one core course per semester. The core course defines your academic program, and in most cases, your study tour. See also Electives (elective courses). Core course week: A week containing a three-day study tour in Denmark, or neighboring countries, and a two-day seminar in Copenhagen focused on your core course. Danish Language and Culture course: Take part in an interactive classroom with a focus on real-life situations and field studies that will help you understand Danish and the Danes! This comes highly recommended for all students. Over 60% enroll. DIS Residential Community (DRC): A DIS housing option where you will live with other DIS students, and activities are arranged by a Danish Student Resident Advisor (SRA). Danish Roomate: A DIS housing option in which DIS rents a room with a young Copenhagener in their apartment on your behalf. Day Trips & Activities: DIS runs a range of day trips and short activities throughout the semester from rock climbing and ocean fishing to wine tasting and cooking courses. Electives (elective courses): DIS offers over 160 elective courses for you to choose alongside your core course. This allows you to focus on your major, or to diversify your academics while in Copenhagen. External courses: A small number of elective courses offered by DIS are run externally at other universities or academic institutions. Field studies: Field studies form a central part of your experiential learning. Most courses include at least one field study, while some contain several. Folkehøjskole: A DIS housing option in a rural residential and academic community with Danes or other international students attending courses on-site and sharing meals. Host Family: A DIS housing option living in a Danish home immersed as a member of the family.

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Glossary of DIS Terminology Intercultural Leadership Award: If you immersed yourself and built leadership through engagement opportunities during your semester at DIS, you can apply for the DIS Intercultural Leadership Award (ILA). A group of finalists and a winner are chosen based on their engagement across a range of areas and a final essay. Kollegium: A DIS housing option in a residential community with Danes and other international students of various ages and points in their education. Living & Learning Community (LLC): A themed DIS housing option where you live with fellow DIS students that share a like-minded interest. Themes may include arts and culture, cooking, entrepreneurship, global action, sustainability, and the outdoors. North American Office: DIS runs an office in the U.S. to assist you before you arrive in Denmark. Optional study tours: Another chance to see Europe with DIS! Optional study tours are integrated into specific elective courses, meaning you must enroll in a particular course to go on that tour. Outdoor adventure trips: DIS arranges fun, active, elective trips that take advantage of the outdoors. The destinations are off the beaten path and allow you to see a different side of Europe. Partner Institutions: DIS works in partnership with approximately 165 universities to establish a common understanding of each institutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expectations and requirements in regard to academics, admissions, housing, invoicing, and so forth. DIS also works with many non-Partner Institutions in this regard. Program study tours: Study tours are faculty-led, academic tours where student attendance is required. A core course at DIS includes two courseintegrated study tours: a short tour in or around Denmark and a longer tour to a European destination relevant to the core course content. Programs: A program at DIS focuses on a specific academic field or topic and consists of a core course or choice of core courses, each including two faculty-led course-integrated study tours. Visting Host Family: A DIS immersion option, if you choose to not live with a host family, in which you are matched with a Danish family to spend time on a more casual basis. Volunteer program: Through connections and resources, DIS is able to place students in organizations throughout the greater Copenhagen area. You get to volunteer throughout the semester and thereby engage in a meaningful service experience, while giving something back to the community.

DISCLAIMER The information in the DIS Catalog is provided solely as a convenience; no contractual liability is assumed. Because the manuscript was finalized in June 2012, this publication should not be assumed to be currently complete and fully accurate. DIS and the University of Minnesota are 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. MANAGING EDITOR: LAUREN CHANEY | EDITOR: BILLY LEAHY | ASSISTANT EDITOR: TIANA TUCKER | DESIGN/LAYOUT: BILLY LEAHY | PRINTED IN THE U.S., JULY 2012


Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom Build your own curriculum and experience at DIS: • A choice of 21 programs and over 160 academically rigorous elective courses taught in English • Course-integrated study tours using Denmark and Europe as your classroom • Cultural immersion through a variety of academic and extra-curricular engagement opportunities • Six diverse housing options

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