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
Northern European healthcare systems are currently facing rising costs, aging populations, and socio-economic inequality. Analyze and debate these challenges and their interplay with the financing, organization, and prioritization within these systems.
Examine what determines the setting of priorities for healthcare provision and the relationship between the many stakeholders involved in policymaking and delivery of health services
Access real-life and current debates within the Danish healthcare system by presenting a semester-long research project in collaboration with a Danish public health institution
While on course-integrated study tours, compare and contrast national healthcare systems in Eastern and Western Europe
This program is right for you, if you study public health, public policy, or health science, or wish to pursue a graduate degree or future career in the health professions.
Build your knowledge of public health by analyzing and comparing the organization of different Northern European healthcare systems. Examine the structural and financial framework related to public health and the provision of health services, and discuss how to prioritize resources.
Week-Long Study Tour: Helsinki-Tallinn
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Interpret the role of the Other in European literature. This program invites you to join contemporary discussions on issues of identity, marginalization, and the idea of the foreigner, and their thematic and ideological implications for narrative.
Meet with European contemporary authors and scholars, and build the analytical framework to articulate your own critical voice
Develop skills necessary to analyze and deconstruct the underlying assumptions in works of literature, and consider the historic and social contexts in which texts were written
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to explore British literature from a postcolonial perspective
This program is right for you if you study literature, English, or related disciplines, or share a passion for Nordic and European literature.
Examine how Otherness has been imagined and depicted in Nordic and European literature. Through questioning the underlying assumptions in European literature, explore the processes of constructing and representing the Other in terms of race, gender, culture, social class, sexual orientation, religion, and nationality.
Week-Long Study Tour: London-Oxford
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm