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DIS Copenhagen - Psychology
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:
Psychology Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
Psychology 
Study psychological theory, research, and practice, with an emphasis on their application in a Danish and European context.

Enhance your Core Course with hands-on learning opportunities and gain international lab or practicum experience by enrolling in additional recommended elective courses recommended with each Core Course.

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Human Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Pre-Medicine/Health Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

CORE COURSE OPTIONS

Cyberpsychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course addresses the productive and problematic use and impact of digital technologies across the lifespan, exploring cognitive, emotional, or socio-cultural perspectives. Topics include: implications of being a digital native or digital immigrant, the effects of techno stress, social media and self-esteem, cyberbullying, and cybertherapy. Where relevant, cultural implications are explored from a Scandinavian perspective.
Week-Long Study Tour: Dublin 
Core Course Week: Denmark 
Prerequisite: One psychology course at university level. 

European Clinical Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way we approach the field within a European context. The course covers the origins of European clinical psychology, cultural, and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools. The focus throughout the course is on adult mental health.
Enhance Your Experience: experience practical application of the theory you learn in class through an additional 3-credit practicum companion course. Placements allow you to become immersed in the local population, gain international experience in the field, and make a difference!
Week-Long Study Tour: Vienna 
Core Course Week: Denmark
Prerequisite: One psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: European Clinical Psychology Practicum 

Positive Psychology 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
This course combines a study of theory, research, and application in the rapidly growing field of positive psychology. You critically examine the psychology of well-being with both its possibilities and limitations, focusing on topics such as positive emotions, character strengths, flow, flourishing, mindfulness, creativity, and post-traumatic growth within the context of culture and history. You investigate how positive psychology complements other areas of psychology, therapy, coaching, and communication; and how it can be applied in real-world, professional settings such as business development and the clinical context. Through experiential learning and reflection, you gain the necessary tools for developing sustainable happiness and increased life satisfaction.
Week-Long Study Tour: Edinburgh or Milan-Verona or London or Prague or Krakow
Core Course Week: Denmark 
Prerequisite: A psychology course at university level. 
Recommendation: Happiness Lab: Positive Psychology and/or Positive Psychology Practicum: Methods and Practice 

Visit our website for a full list of over 250 additional electives!


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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