DIS Copenhagen - Environmental Science of the Arctic

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DIS Copenhagen - Environmental Science of the Arctic

Environmental Science of the Arctic 
Explore climate change theory and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history in the Arctic, and examine the evidence on your study tour to Iceland, Greenland, or Norway. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Use unique geological locations in the region to discuss topics in geology, climate research, ecosystems, and the environment 
  • Join your DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to glaciers of Iceland, the ice sheet of Greenland, or the tundra of Norway 
  • Learn from leading researchers in climate change and specialists from the world-renowned Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or geology. You should be interested in the hard science behind climate change and combining fieldwork with research in class. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS 

Glaciers and Human Impact: Icelandic Climate Change Case Study
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Focus on the natural science and societal aspects of climate change with a case study from historic times. Take a journey from ancient times to the present through periods when the climate was strikingly different from today and examine the mechanisms and feedback governing the climate system.  
Week-Long Study Tour: Iceland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. 

Ice Cores and Ice Ages: Greenlandic Climate Change Case Study
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Examine the natural science aspects of climate change during the prehistoric time with focus on the glacial and the glaciation. You will examine climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through the study of past climate developments, especially throughout previous ice ages.
Week-Long Study Tour: Greenland 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental science or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. 

Polar Biology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Gain an understanding of the biology of polar areas, with a special emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere. You will further understand how organisms of the polar regions are evolutionarily adapted to cold terrestrial or marine habitats with strong seasonality. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Norway 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One semester of biology or ecology is highly recommended. 

Visit our website for a complete list of the 250 additional electives available to you!

Subjects

  • Earth Sciences
  • Geology
  • Environmental Studies

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