DIS Copenhagen - Sustainability

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DIS Copenhagen - Sustainability

Sustainable development is one of the most important and hotly debated topics of the 21st century. In Denmark and Europe, strategizing sustainability initiatives is a priority from energy consumption to food production. Join the debate and discover the stakeholders shaping the agenda.


IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Environmental Studies
  • Food Science
  • Public Policy
  • Sustainability

CORE COURSE

Sustainable Development in Northern Europe
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course enhances 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 are 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.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany or Norway
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark or Southern Sweden or Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Sustainable Food Production and Consumption
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course focuses on concrete and innovative solutions that reshape our connection to food. These solutions recognize and address the environmental and social impacts of food. Critical questions include: What is the true cost of food? How can we achieve more sustainable diets while producing less waste? Does food activism make a difference? What do pioneering restaurants and food entrepreneurs teach us? How do cities help shape more sustainable food practices?
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Italy
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

Visit our website for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses! 

Subjects

  • Environmental Studies
  • Public Policy

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
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