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DIS Copenhagen - European Politics
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 2021 09/15/2020 ** 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.
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Program Partner:
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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Meet Language Reqt in One Semester?:
Yes
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Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other
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Areas of Study:
International Relations, Political Science Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
European Politics 
The European integration has been the most decisive development to transform Europe since World War II. Externally, the EU has slowly emerged as a major player on the world scene, while internally the system attempts to strike a balance between continued enlargement and further political integration.

The European Union, in cooperation with Europe, is facing many critical challenges with Brexit, the aftermath of the refugee crisis, as well as the rise of populism and polarization. We examine these current challenges and explore ‘how to play the game’ in the current EU political field.

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • International Relations
  • Political Science

CORE COURSE

European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
The European Union has been called an Unidentified Political Object (UPO) because it is less than a federal state, but more than a federation of states. Therefore, the European game of politics is rather special with deep impacts on the present EU crisis and the future of EU survival. This course offers a broad study of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, economic cooperation and challenges as well as major policies and approaches to the present crisis, and teaches ‘how to play the game’ of politics in Europe. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels 
Core Course Week: Northern Germany 
Prerequisites: Two political science courses at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics. 

Visit our website for the complete list of 250 additional elective courses!

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE!
European Politics 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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