DIS Copenhagen - European Politics

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DIS Copenhagen - European Politics

European Politics 
Explore Europe’s current challenges by analyzing the ramifications of the building pressure on the European Union, or focusing on terrorism and its consequences. 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Build hands-on knowledge by negotiating politics as a European diplomat in a simulation game, or visiting sites of recent terrorist attacks to reflect on causes of terrorism and anti-terrorism tactics 
  • Bring theory to life by traveling on course-integrated study tours and meet actors that define the face of Europe, such as politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, think tanks, journalists, and researchers 
  • Gain an insider’s perspective on local politics during field studies such as visiting the Danish Foreign Ministry and Parliament, or by debating burning issues with former extremists and current activists 

STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study political science, international relations, government, or you are interested in the European challenge of terrorism. 

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, and “how to play the game.” 
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. 

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of terrorism and its challenges to liberal democracies and international politics. You will analyze its causes, aims, and forms, as well as counter-terrorism strategies. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Belfast-Brussels or London-Oslo 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Subjects

  • Political Science
  • International Affairs/Relations
  • Government

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