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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Housing Options: Homestay, Residence Hall/Dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:
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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 right for you?

It is a good fit if you study:

  • Classics
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
View this program at DISabroad.org

Core Courses

Myth and Reason in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course starts in Fall 2021 and will replace Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos.


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.


Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course will last run in the semester of Spring 2021 and will be replaced by Myth and Reason in Ancient Greek Philosophy.

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.


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Core Course Study Tours

This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:

  • Week-Long Study Tour: Athens

  • Core Course Week: Northern Germany

Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
 
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.


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Elective Courses

Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!

Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.

Visit our website to view the full list of over 250 additional elective courses! 

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.