DIS Copenhagen and DIS Stockholm - Summer programs

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DIS Copenhagen and DIS Stockholm - Summer programs

DIS Stockholm & Copenhagen - Summer 2018 
Our summer calendar makes it easy to mix and match sessions between Stockholm and Copenhagen and stay for the amount of time that is right for you. Choose from three-, four-, or seven-week sessions, or combine sessions to stay up to 10 weeks. You can earn up to 12 credits over your summer. 

Highlights of Spending Your Summer with DIS
  • Flexibility! DIS courses run in several sessions of varying length, with different start and end dates. You choose which courses and sessions are best suited to your academic goals
  • Earn credits. DIS offers courses across a wide array of disciplines. You can earn between 3 and 12 credits, and choose to enhance your major or try something new
  • Stockholm and Copenhagen as your home, Europe as your classroom. Most sessions include course-integrated study tours to relevant locations in Europe that further your perspectives on course topics
  • Stimulating, cutting-edge courses. Taught with a focus on interaction and real-life experience, all courses feature field studies in Stockholm and Copenhagen to bring classroom discussions to life
  • No hidden costs. DIS provides you with housing, study tours, and field studies, as well as your other needs such as course reading materials and textbooks, an Arrival Workshop, and 24-hour emergency support

Session 1 - Stockholm
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 21 - June 8 

Activism: Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Behavioral Economics: European Case Studies 
Medical Diagnostics
Scandinavian Crime Fiction
Understanding Terrorism: Causes, Solutions, and Dilemmas 

Session 1 - Copenhagen
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | May 21 - June 8 

Active Citizenship in Denmark
Business Start-up + Lab (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children with Special Needs 
Corporate Social Responsibility: Business or Ethics? 
Enemy Within: Spies, Espionage, and the Cold War 
Environmental Philosophy 
Health Delivery and Prioritization 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach 
Human Trafficking in a Global Context 
Meaning of Style 
Neuroscience of Personal Identity 
New Media and Changing Communities 
Nordic Mythology
Positive Psychology 
Psychology of Criminal Behavior 
Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors 
Sports Medicine: Performance and Fatigue 
Storytelling Through Photography 
Strategies for Urban Livability 
Sustainable Denmark: Solutions and Dilemmas

Session 2 - Stockholm (Session 2 courses include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 11 - June 30 

Gender, Equality, and Sexuality in Scandinavia 
Study Tour: Berlin
Power of Women in the Viking Age
Study Tour: York 
Psychology of Political Behavior
Study Tour: Berlin
Personal Finance: European PErspectives
Study Tour: Athens
Translational Medicine: From Bench to Bedside
Study Tour: London-Oxford

Session 2 - Copenhagen (Session 2 courses include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
3 Weeks | 3 Credits | June 11 - June 30 

Business Start-up + Lab (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Study Tour: Helsinki-Stockholm (Note: This course runs over Session 1 and 2, for 6 credits total) 
Children in a Multicultural Context
Study Tour: London 
Climate Change and Glacier Modeling
Study Tour: Iceland
Cross-Cultural Communication
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Study Tour: Berlin
European Clinical Psychology
Study Tour: Vienna 
Food and Identity
Study Tour: Barcelona 
Human Health and Disease: A Clinical Approach
Study Tour: Berlin or Vienna 
International Strategy and Leadership: Case Studies
Study Tour: Saint Petersburg-Stockholm
Medical Biotechnology and Drug Development
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Neuroscience of Fear
Study Tour: Munich
Positive Psychology
Study Tour: Edinburgh 
Prostitution and the Sex Trade
Study Tour: Amsterdam 
Public Health in the Artic
Study Tour: Karasjok-Tromsø
Renewable Energy Systems
Study Tour: Germany 
Roskilde Festival: Community, Culture, and Creativity
Study Tour: Roskilde Music Festival (Note: Course runs to July 8 due to festival dates) 
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Study Tour: London-Oslo 
Visual Culture of Cities
Study Tour: Berlin

Session 3 - Stockholm (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Stockholm.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 2 - July 29 

Lifespan Psychology: Shaping the Self
Study Tour: Zurich
Public Health Policy in Practice
Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin 
Trash Culture: Consumption, Waste, and Re-use
Study Tour: London 
World of Vikings: Facts, Fiction, and Fantasy
Study Tour: Iceland 

Session 3 - Copenhagen (Session 3 courses span four weeks, include a five-day course-integrated study tour to a relevant European destination, and take you on field studies in Copenhagen.) 
4 Weeks | 4 Credits | July 2 - July 29 

Arctic Ecology
Study Tour: Disko Island, Greenland
Bicycle Urbanism
Study Tour: Netherlands 
Child Development: Theory and Practice
Study Tour: Finland 
European Genocides
Study Tour: Poland 
European Greenspace
Study Tour: Nijmegen, Netherlands (European Green Capital 2018) 
Nordic Culinary Culture
Study Tour: Faroe Islands
Propaganda: Fakes and Facts
Study Tour: Brussels
Sex Education and Sexual Reform in Europe
Study Tour: Berlin  

Session 4 - Copenhagen: Architecture & Design (Session 4: Architecture & Design is a signature summer offering that exposes you to Scandinavian design culture through lectures, hands-on assignments, field studies to sites in Copenhagen, and week-long faculty-led study tours.)
7 Weeks | 7 or 9 Credits | June 11 - July 29 

You will enroll in a 6-credit studio course with a 1-credit Visual Journal corequisite that runs simultaneously. For Furniture Design Studio, the corequisite is a 3-credit lecture course. 
DIS has a cross-disciplinary studio approach. You will study and work on project-based assignments alongside students from all disciplines and levels of design and architecture. 

Architecture Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Architecture Foundations Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden

Graphic Design Studio + Visual Journal

Study Tour: Finland-Sweden

Graphic Design Foundations Studio + Visual Journal

Study Tour: Finland-Sweden
Urban Design Studio + Visual Journal 
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden or Norway-Sweden
Furniture Design Studio + Furniture Design in Scandinavia (9 credits)
Study Tour: Finland-Sweden

DIS HOUSING OPTIONS
DIS housing provides the opportunity to be independent and focus on your academic experience, while living in local neighborhoods in the Copenhagen and Stockholm areas. 

You will either live in a Residential Community, Kollegium, or StudentBoende, providing you with a comfortable base for your study abroad experience. DIS housing allows you to live independently and be self-reliant, by cooking your own meals and taking the initiative to meet new people. You will live with a local Social & Residential Advisor (SRA) alongside fellow DIS students and/or Danish/Swedish and international students.

Subjects

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Education
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Social Justice
  • Public Health
  • Media And Cultural Studies
  • Medicine
  • Fashion Design
  • Neuroscience And Behavior
  • Art History
  • Psychology
  • Criminology
  • Feminist, Gender, And Sexuality Studies
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • Migration
  • Photography
  • Urban Planning
  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Environmental Sci. (Atmosph.)
  • Culinary Arts
  • Architecture

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DIS Stockholm - Neuroscience

As humans, emotions are intrinsic to our socialization, and influence our cognition and behavior. Study and research the underlying neural networks linked to the experience, understanding, and expression of emotions.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Through classwork and the associated research lab, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain and which mechanisms are relevant for the interaction of emotion, cognition, and behavior
  • Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Sweden and Paris to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
  • Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to cognitive and affective neuroscience by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Stockholm area

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
How do we understand the interplay of human emotions and their neural networks? This course applies findings from the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience and the psychological study of, cognition, emotion, and personality. Basic, complex, and social emotions are explored from the perspective of, e.g., the subjective experience of emotion, non-conscious processes, how emotions are interpreted, expressed or regulated. Affective systems, neural networks, and their relationship to cognitive processes such as attention, learning, memory, decision making are addressed. Where relevant, human brain imaging findings, pathological conditions, treatment and cultural perspectives are considered.
Week-Long Study Tour: Paris
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: One semester of neuroscience, physiological psychology, or biological psychology at university level.
Corequisite: Affective Neuroscience Research Lab 

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DIS Copenhagen - Architecture & Design

In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world 
  • Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio 
  • Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods 

STUDENT PROFILE
Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Architecture
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 

Architecture Design Studio: This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of Danish and Scandinavian building culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits. 

Architecture Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design; a perfect core course if you might pursue a graduate degree in architecture. 

Interior Architecture
Spring Only, 6 Credits 

Interior Architecture Studio: You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, use of daylight, colors, and functional solutions, and through solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems within the Danish context. Adaptive re-use and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you will engage. 

Interior Architecture Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the interior architecture and design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree. 

Urban Design
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 

Urban Design Studio: This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Project-based assignments will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. 

Urban Design Foundations Studio: 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. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. 

CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS 

All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations: 
  • Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden 
  • Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring) 

PREREQUISITES 

All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio: 
  • Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level. 
  • Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. 

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