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DIS: Justice & Human Rights (Copenhagen)
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018
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Rolling Admission 01/11/2019 05/12/2019

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Program Provider:
DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad
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Program Term(s):
Semester/Year
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Minimum Class Standing:
Junior, Senior
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Minimum GPA:
3.00
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Prerequisites:
Yes
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
Danish
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Areas of Study:
International Relations, Political Science, Pre-Law
Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
Justice & Human Rights 
Analyze the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and human rights.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Build analytical skills focused around legal thinking, and acquire tools to understand how legal methods can be applied in examples using Danish and international case studies
  • Engage with experts in the field and discuss international conflicts, bringing professional perspectives to the classroom
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours where you come face-to-face with current political tensions and issues of national identity
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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Government
  • Human Rights
  • International Relations
  • Legal Studies
  • Political Science

CORE COURSE 
Humanitarian Law and Armed Conflict
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. You gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.
Week-Long Study Tour: Bosnia or Kosovo
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
Prerequisites: One course in international relations or human rights at university level.
 
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE!
Justice & Human Rights students are invited to apply for the Jacob Buksti Memorial Scholarship. This merit-based award honors a beloved former DIS faculty member, Jacob Buksti, who passed away in 2016. Jacob built a strong legacy in modern Danish politics and made a deep impact on the hundreds of DIS students he taught from 2003 to 2016. Find more information here!

 


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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.