In this program you delve into complex European histories and cultures. Deconstruct the competing narratives that have given rise to questions of nationality and confront the inherent ambiguity of European border regions.
Using memory studies, an interdisciplinary model, you will examine the formation of current identities through the lens of art, history, literature, philosophy, and religious studies.
- Whether you visit the far reaching battlefields of Verdun in France, the former no-man’s land at the Berlin Wall in Germany, or the Gothic architecture in the heart of Prague on your long study tour, you will gain a strong understanding of national memory with Europe as your classroom
- Explore the border regions of Denmark, Germany, and Sweden during your core course week, broadening your perspective of national and cultural divides
- Visit the regions you discuss in the classroom on field studies, such as a day trip to Lund, Sweden which was at the center of Denmark centuries ago
- Explore a curriculum rich in literature, cinema, music, architecture, and art, which will illuminate Europe’s histories and tailor a research paper to your specific area or major
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
The program is directed at intellectually curious students of all disciplines within the humanities. You will have the opportunity to enhance your major by tailoring the core course research paper to your specific area or major of study. You should be liberal arts-minded with an interest in viewing history from a European perspective and enjoy critical thinking and textual analysis.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> European Memory and Identity
You will synthesize knowledge about European art, literature, philosophy, and history by focusing on the selective ways of remembering Europe’s past – the rich as well as the tragic.
- Credits: 3
- Week-Long Study Tour: Preference of Czech Republic | Germany | France
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 160 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of core courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to History, Art History, Literature, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Film Studies, and more.