The European integration has been the most decisive development to transform Europe since World War II. We examine the current challenges faced by Europe such as Brexit, the refugee crisis, as well as the aftermath of the financial crisis in relation to the Euro.
The European Union has been called an Unidentified Political Object (UPO) because it is less than a federal state, but more than a federation of states. Therefore, the European game of politics is rather special with deep impacts on the present EU crisis and the future of EU survival. This course offers a broad study of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, economic cooperation and challenges as well as major policies and approaches to the present crisis, and teaches ‘how to play the game’ of politics in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics.
Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Often symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while also creating challenges and fears.
Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change from the development of a welfare state to a cutting-edge, sustainable, resilient, and livable city
Travel with your faculty and classmates on course-integrated study tours to compare how cities develop their infrastructure in Eastern and Western Europe
Engage in a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lecturers including local historians, sociologists, and urban planners
This program is right for you if you study urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology and wish to examine contemporary cities through a multidisciplinary academic lens.
Cities are both creative and destructive friction machines, full of contradictory tensions, goals, and visions about what constitutes the good life. This course examines the driving forces of this friction within a European context, including social, economic, environmental, technical, cultural, historical, and spatial influences.
Week-Long Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
You explore globalization and its impact on trade, capital, culture, and politics around the world. A particular focus is on European economies and challenges faced by the EU and its neighbors. You gain a deeper knowledge of theories within the field, and go on to apply and challenge economic thinking through discussions, Field Studies, and Study Tours.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Brussels-Paris or Moscow
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: One course each in macro- and microeconomics, and one course in either intermediate or advanced macroeconomics, all at university level.