Summer 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark - Humanities, Business, Social Sciences, Pre-Med, Early Childhood Development, & Sustainability
Copenhagen is a little bit off the beaten track--which is exactly why it is so interesting. You will find it a cosmopolitan capital of 1.5 million people; a safe and hospitable city that was founded in 1167 and now combines medieval charm with modern lifestyles and easy access to the rest of continental Europe.
• DIS offers twenty 3-credit courses within a variety of academic disciplines.
• The courses are offered in two consecutive sessions.
• You can choose to enroll in one course for 3 credits, either in Session 1 or Session 2.
• Or you can enroll in two courses for 6 credits, one in Session 1 and one in Session 2.
Successful completion of this program and an approved project, administered by the Office of International Programs, fulfills the Global Perspectives requirement.
SESSION I: May 22-June 13, 2013
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CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Provides a socio-cultural lens through which to study children and families with special needs. This course examines the dilemmas of working with children with special need, while recognizing the child’s perspective. Includes practicum in Copenhagen.
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICE
A study of the ways in which different actors address sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The main focus will be on Scandinavian corporations and their responses to demands and expectations from stakeholders.
DESIGN AND SOCIETY IN DENMARK
Denmark has a national design policy, a requirement for design education in the public schools, and exceptional architectural and product design. Students will explore the connection between design and society within such themes as urban design, public transportation, housing,, child care and education and sustainability.
EUROPEAN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - Also offered in Session 2
This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. This course will cover cultural and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools and how they view some of the main psychological disorders. The focus throughout the course is on adult mental health. Check prerequisites.
GENDER & SEXUALITY IN SCANDINAVIA
The course explores current Scandinavian debates on gender equality, the role of men and masculinity, family structure, homosexuality, and prostitution.
HEALTH DELIVERY & PRIORITIZATION IN NORTHERN EUROPE—Also offered in Session 2
Aim toward providing students with a solid knowledge of the provision and organization of public health in Northern Europe and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present health care systems.
Human HEALTH & DISEASE: A CLINICAL APPROACH - Also offered in Session 2
An introduction to the most important human diseases, their diagnoses and treatments, and to the clinical working methods of physicians as practiced at a Danish university hospitals. Session 2 includes a study tour to Berlin. Check for prerequisites.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
Globally, human trafficking ranks among the most profitable criminal activities. It is also a violation of human rights. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the issue of trafficking, including its extent, relation to other criminal activities, and its victims and perpetrators.
LIVABILITY IN THE MODERN CITY
This course draws on expertise and insights from architecture, social sciences, public health, urban design and other fields to study factors influencing quality of life in cities. Field studies and on-site analyses utilize Copenhagen as an urban laboratory to investigate how design can shape urban environments and respond to urban problems.
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - Also offered in Session 2
A study of theory, research and application in the rapidly expanding field of positive psychology. Students will investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy and coaching and how the understanding of human flourishing connects with areas like business development, sustainable living, creativity and other fields. Check prerequisites.
THE SOCIAL BRAIN: THE NEUROPSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL BEHAVIORS
Aims to explore the neural basis of human social interaction. Emphasis will be placed on how social psychology and neuroscience inform our understanding of social behavior, with each discipline offering unique and complimentary perspectives. Check prerequisites.
STOLEN CHILDHOODS: IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE CHILDREN IN EUROPE
This course focuses on human rights issues surrounding displaced and exploited children. Using case studies, news reports, personal accounts, and published research; students investigate how displacement affects these children and how their presence affects the European countries that receive them.
Successful completion of this program and a special project, administered by the Office of International Programs, fulfills the Global Perspectives requirement.
SESSION II: June 16-July 5, 2013
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CHILDREN IN A MULTICULTURAL CONTEXT
Based on readings and student experiences at their practicum site, the course examines practices revolving around the terms ethnic diversity, ethnicity and multiculturalism in Danish education and social policy. Includes a study tour to Istanbul.
This course will introduce psychological theory, research and methods related to the study of human behavior and experience as a function of culture. We will examine the influence of culture on social relations, family processes, and experience of the self, as well as implications for clinical psychology. Includes study tour to Berlin.
This course will take a closer look at the emerging market in a broader and perhaps more unconventional perspective than usually done. By the end of this course you will be able to understand and critically analyze emerging markets as a concept and you will have a broader and more holistic view on where the financial wealth will take them; politically, culturally, ethically, demographically, militarily and socially. Includes study tour to Riga, Latvia.
EUROPEAN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Also offered in Session 1. Session 2 offers a study tour to Vienna.
HEALTH DELIVERY & PRIORITIZATION IN NORTHERN EUROPE—Also offered in Session 1. Session 2 offers a study tour to the Netherlands.
HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE
This course and study tour analyzes the causes and consequences of genocide. Specific cases of genocide and near-genocide, including the Holocaust, will be studied along with issues such as perpetrator profiles, commemoration, and genocide prevention. It will offer both a theoretical framework and a more practical approach, particularly from the perspective of international relations. Includes study tour to Warsaw and Krakow.
HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE: A CLINICAL APPROACH - Also offered in Session 1. Session 2 includes a study tour to Berlin.
MEDICAL BIOTECHONOLGY & DRUG DEVELOPMENT
This course examine biomedicine, drug discovery and development, and biotechnological tools while exploring the opportunities and challenges biotechnology has for medicine: personalized medicine, immune response reactions, stem cell, etc. It further compares and juxtaposes the Danish and European pharmaceutical and biotech research community through case studies. Includes a study tour to Scotland.
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - Also offered in Session 2. Session 2 offers study tour to Scotland.
PROSTITUTION AND THE SEX TRADE IN EUROPE
This course focuses 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 in other European countries such as the Netherlands. Includes study tour to Amsterdam.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Climate change calls for radical rethinking of our energy systems– ultimately a change toward 100% renewable energy systems. But is this possible? This course examines the technical, economic, political and social aspects of renewable energy. Different renewable energy technologies are explored, and the strengths and weaknesses of different policy options are discussed. Includes study tour to Germany.
SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS: ECOLOGY, ECONOMY, AND ETHICS
This course approaches the modern food system as a complex set of human and environmental relationships, which reflect the way societies are organized and represent a microcosm of wider social realities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore a number of ecological, economic, cultural, political and ethical dimensions connected with the global food system, as well as strategies and challenges associated with transforming it in a more sustainable direction . Includes study tour to the UK.
May 22-June 13, 2013 (Session 1)
June 16-July 5, 2013 (Session 2)
Note: Students can combine sessions 1 & 2 into a six week program.
The estimated base cost is $3,320 for Session 1, $4,420 for session 2 or $6,940 for six weeks. This price covers books, comprehensive housing fee, tuition, study tours and local commuting costs.
Additional costs include your passport, ISIC card, airfare (estimated at $1500) and spending money (ranging from$150-$350 per week depending on your spending habits, most students average about $250 per week). Students will also pay a $400 administrative fee to the Office of International Programs.
*Kollegium (residence hall) and apartment students add approximately $150 per week for additional meals.
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This program is open to all students who are in good academic and social standing. A G.P.A. of at least 3.0 is preferred.
Deadline for Applications:
February 1, 2013
Liz Yaros - 760-8835