How are security threats defined and responded to in a changing Europe? Explore the complexity of European security and intelligence dilemmas.
Meet with academic and military experts, as well as politicians to discuss how current incidents and events are framed in a security discourse
Participate in a simulation game as a European decision maker, and gain hands-on experience in interpreting complex intelligence as you formulate responses to acute security threats
Travel with your class and faculty on course-integrated study tours to gain in-depth knowledge by meeting with security analysts and policymakers
This program is right for you if you study international relations, political science, global studies, or are interested in understanding how a changing Europe responds to a wide range of security threats
Europe is under pressure and what constitutes a security threat is changing, too: a larger Russian presence in the region and increased risk of terrorism, but also fundamentalist and right-wing tendencies, the risk of pandemics, cyber terrorism, and European governments struggling to respond in unison to increasing numbers of refugees. Drawing on European schools of thought within international security studies, this course explores current intelligence and security dilemmas in Europe.
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
Prerequisite: An international relations or political science course at university level.
Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country has vastly different approaches and policies regarding sex work. Delve into how national cultures construct their own narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and how they grapple with conflicting views on sex for sale.
Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city’s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish sex workers
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to talk with former sex workers, customers, and NGOs for trafficked women to compare and contrast how prostitution is legally and socially approached
Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer
This program is right for you if study gender studies, women’s studies, sociology, anthropology, human rights, international relations, and/or are interested in a career in law, academia, or social work.
Focus on prostitution as a parallel or grey economy in Europe. You will gain insight into the historical, cultural, and political aspects of prostitution in Scandinavia and Europe. You will also examine prostitution from various perspectives – from sex workers, customers, and anti-trafficking advocacy groups, to law enforcement officials and politicians.
Week-Long Study Tour: Amsterdam-The Hague
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Sweden + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.
Understand how psychological theory is applied and practiced in Denmark by hearing from guest lectures and local organizations who share real-world examples from the field
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours regionally and across Europe, where you will meet and discuss central themes with key researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and organizations in the field of psychology
Engage in hands-on experiences in your field with a supplemental practicum or lab attached to your core course
This program is right for you if you study psychology, human development, health science, or sociology.
Through theory, research, and application, examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, mindfulness, resilience, and post-traumatic growth.
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Budapest or London or Milan-Verona or Prague or Krakow-Poznan
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level.
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice