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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/21/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants apply, may be accepted, and program may fill prior to the deadline.
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: Classics, Humanities, Philosophy, Religious Studies
On-Site Semester-Long Required Language Course: Danish Additional Pre-Requisites: None
Program Description:
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Philosophy

Follow the rise of ancient and continental philosophy into critical contemporary thinking, at the European roots of wonder, reflection, and awe. Gain a deeper understanding of critical, ethical, and existential issues that face us as individuals and societies: Love, fear, alienation, gender, identity, hope, destruction, life, and death. Partake in well-informed discussions on conflicting understandings regarding human nature, knowledge and thinking, health, and ultimately, the future of life on planet Earth.

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Is this program right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Courses

Myth and Reason in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course starts in Fall 2021 and will replace Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos.


Explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind in Western culture. We begin with the great poets and philosophers of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works by some of the best continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. To discuss why artworks for modern philosophers may be conveyers of truth, we peruse art in Copenhagen and Northern Germany on the short Study Tour. On the week-long Study Tour to Athens, our readings gain new depths and perspective as we experience the actual historical sites described in the classical texts.


Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course will last run in the semester of Spring 2021 and will be replaced by Myth and Reason in Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind in Western culture. We begin with the great poets and philosophers of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works by some of the best continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. To discuss why artworks for modern philosophers may be conveyers of truth, we peruse art in Copenhagen and Northern Germany on the short Study Tour. On the week-long Study Tour to Athens, our readings gain new depths and perspective as we experience the actual historical sites described in the classical texts.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Athens

  • Core Course Week: Northern Germany

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! 

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