In this program you will visit key European political institutions and meet political actors from lobbyists to diplomats, in a hands-on examination of how Europe functions as a whole and from region-to-region. You will acquire an in-depth understanding of international affairs and enhance your intercultural skills though the mix of classroom theory and experiential field experiences.
- Learn from an expert in the field of Danish and European politics, as you explore topics with your core course professor, Jacob Buksti, the former Minister for Transport in Denmark
- Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours. Travel to the Danish-German border to study the border region up close. Then apply this knowledge to the breaking down of borders on a broader European level on a week-long study tour to the heart of political decision making – Brussels and The Hague
- Play the part of a European Council country in a simulation exercise, culminating in a negotiation game at the end of the semester
- Go beyond the classroom on field studies in Copenhagen that explore governmental systems behind the scenes, such as the Danish Foreign Ministry, the European Affairs Committee of the Folketing, and the Danish ‘open prison’ system
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if your major is political science, international relations, government, and/or you are fascinated by the interplay between nation-states and the various group identities that define Europe and the contemporary world.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> European Politics: The European Union
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of Europe. You will examine the political and historical links between countries, and learn about regional politics, funds from EU, and how big political and strategic decisions are made and implemented.
- Credits: 3
- Prerequisite: Two courses in political science, including one in international relations or comparative politics, at university level.
- Week-Long Study Tour:Brussels-The Hague
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Denmark-Germany alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen.
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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 Political Science, International Relations, and more.