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DIS: European Humanities
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Program Term(s):
Minimum Class Standing:
Minimum GPA:
Previous Language Study Req?:
Language of Instruction:
Language courses offered:
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Art History, Classical Studies, Dance, English, Environmental Studies, German, History, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy, Religion/Theology, Russian, Women's Studies Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Service Learning, Volunteer
Program Description:
Note: Fall 2016 is the final semester for this program, which has been replaced by four new DIS programs: Art & Visual Culture; History; Literature; and Philosophy.

Explore European history, film, art, literature, philosophy, or religious studies in the iconic settings that define Western tradition.

• Travel with your class and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours that animate the themes of your chosen core course and offer you a comparative perspective on your major
• Gain a deeper understanding of the material discussed in class on field studies such as gallery visits, artist talks, poetry nights, and meetings with contemporary European authors and film directors
• Tailor your own research paper towards your passions and interests in your field of study

This program is right for you if you study any discipline within humanities, with particular interest in art, film, history, literature, philosophy, or religious studies, and are interested in the European tradition within your major.
Euro humanities

>> Competing Narratives: Modern European History 
Study how selective ways of remembering Europe’s past have shaped collective and individual identities. This course examines the complex web of competing historical narratives, studying concepts and discourses in the contemporary field of history and memory studies.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin-Warsaw
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany-Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

>> Sense of Place in European Literature
We will focus on the interrelation between place and text and discover new comparative perspectives on European literature through in-depth analysis of some of the continent’s most radical authors. You will meet and work with contemporary Danish and Russian authors, and improve your own writing.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: St. Petersburg 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Note: Russia has strict visa application procedures, and if you are taking this course, you will be required to apply and be granted a visa before coming to Denmark. Please visit the study tour page for more information.

>> Modern Frames: European Art and Cinema 
This course examines artistic expressions in European film and visual arts. What role do independent film and art movements play in 20th- and 21st-century Europe? How are aesthetics influenced by the changing political landscape? We will do a case study of subversive art in Europe and meet with Danish directors to discuss film in the late-capitalist era.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Prague-Vienna
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

>> From Religious Mythos to Philosophical Logos 
We explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind. We begin with the great poets, philosophers, and prophets of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works from the modern Continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger.

Credits: 3
Week-Long Study Tour: Athens
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany-Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen

DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs.

For Gustavus Adolphus students: DIS uses US semester credits. Each GAC unit = 4 US semester credits. Thus, most DIS courses, which are worth 3 US semester credits each, are worth 0.75 GAC units. Be sure to discuss the irregular unit totals with your advisors as you select courses.