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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: CMC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing: Home Stay, On Campus Residence Hall Language Pre-Requisites: None
Language of Instruction: English CMC GPA Requirement: 9.0 for Fall Study and 8.5 for Spring Study
Program GPA Requirement: 9.0 Internships Available: Internships are approved for .5 CMC credit when registered for the internship seminar course.
Class Status: Junior, Senior Subjects Offered: Biology, Health Science, Neuroscience, Psychology
On-Site Semester-Long Required Language Course: Danish Additional Pre-Requisites: One semester of college level neuroscience or, physiological, biological or cognitive psychology, One year college level biology and one year college level chemistry
Program Description:
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Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most exciting and fastest growing scientific fields. It spans studies of dysfunctional brain circuits, neurobiological perspectives on creativity, and asks: What is consciousness? Whether you wish to approach neuroscience from the cognitive, behavioral, cellular, molecular, neurobiological, or psychological perspective, we have a Core Course for you.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Neuroscience
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Core Courses

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab) 

Despite decades of scientific research and centuries of philosophical analysis, consciousness remains one of the greatest scientific challenges of our time. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? How can we transform the subjectivity of human experience to an objective topic of research? Through the lenses of behavioral and cognitive neuroscience, we explore both conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. We critically analyze the obstacles and challenges inherent to the study of consciousness.


Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

How do we understand creativity and the brain? This course asks you to explore and debate human creativity through neurobiological, cognitive, and psychological perspectives. Main topics include discussions of the definition of creativity, psychological and cognitive profiles of creative individuals, functional neuroanatomy, the neurochemistry of the creative processes, the neural correlates of creative thought, cognitive processes and lastly, cognitive strategies for optimizing creative output.


Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits

Learn how the brain’s physiology is affected in different psychiatric disorders and under the influence of various psychoactive drugs. Course topics are approached from a biological, chemical, and physiological perspective. Study concepts including neurotransmitters, basic neurobiology, psychiatric disorders, and psychoactive drugs.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Florence or Amsterdam
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: United Kingdom
  • Core Course Week: Denmark

Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Frankfurt-Heidelberg or Munich
  • Core Course Week: Southern Sweden or Denmark
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
 
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 250 additional elective courses! 

Prerequisites

Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness:
One course in neuroscience, physiological psychology, biological psychology, or cognitive psychology at university level.

Cognitive Neuroscience of Creativity:
One course in neuroscience or psychology at university level.

Psychopharmacology: Substances and the Brain:
One year each of biology and chemistry at university level.

 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.