In Sweden and across Europe, the complex relationship between migration and existing healthcare structures is an ongoing challenge. Through contemporary case studies, investigate migrants’ health needs and evaluate their access to care.
Analyze the challenges and opportunities that migration presents to the Swedish healthcare system
Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to compare and contrast Swedish and European approaches to migration and health
Engage in debate on the burning issues surrounding integration of asylum seekers, refugees, and other migrant groups and its impact on health care and other social services in Europe
This program is right for you if you study public health, global health, political science, sociology, or a similar discipline, or wish to pursue a future career in international health organizations.
Migrants, including refugees, asylum seekers, and economic migrants, are voluntarily or involuntarily moving to new locations, such as Sweden. This course addresses the health status and care needs, as well as the legal, financial, political, and cultural barriers to accessing treatment faced by the migrant population.
Week-Long Study Tour: Geneva
Core Course Week: Study tour within Sweden + a two-day seminar in Stockholm
In Scandinavia, the built environment is for people. Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new wave architects and designers.
Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge in a globalized world
Field studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary precedents serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio
Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods
Whether you are from a professional school of architecture or design, or have a liberal arts background and seek to build your foundations in architecture and design, two tracks of each core course theme ensure there is a fitting level for you. You should be ready to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and invest time outside of studio hours developing projects.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Architecture Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio. Your assignments will focus on design from the context of Danish and Scandinavian building culture, and you will develop your design process and presentation skills from concept to final crits.
Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to develop design skills, giving you a foundation in spatial design; a perfect core course if you might pursue a graduate degree in architecture.
Spring Only, 6 Credits
Interior Architecture Studio: You will develop your design skills through the analysis of existing interiors and their materials, use of daylight, colors, and functional solutions, and through solving real-life spatial interior architectural problems within the Danish context. Adaptive re-use and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you will engage.
Interior Architecture Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of, and professional skills within, the interior architecture and design fields prior to pursuing a graduate degree.
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits
Urban Design Studio:This studio is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Project-based assignments will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
Urban Design Foundations Studio:This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills.
CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS
All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations:
Week-Long Study Tour (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring)
All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio:
Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level.
Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level.
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