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DIS Copenhagen - Philosophy
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
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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:
No
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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:
Philosophy, Religion/Theology Program Design: Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Field Study
Program Description:
Program Description:
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 FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

CORE COURSE

Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
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.
Week-Long Study Tour: Athens 
Core Course Week: Northern Germany 

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Edit ProgrFor 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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