DIS Copenhagen - Urban Studies

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DIS Copenhagen - Urban Studies

Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Often symbolizing opportunity and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while also creating challenges and alienation.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental studies
  • Urban Studies
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE

The European Urban Experience: Why Cities Matter
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
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 

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Subjects

  • Urban Studies

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