Science & the Environment
Explore climate change and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history. You will develop deep knowledge of global climate history in order to understand climate change theory, while exploring how civilization has played a critical role in creating the earth we live on today.
- Learn from DIS core course faculty – leading researchers in climate change theory and specialists in ice core analysis at the world-renowned Center for Ice & Climate at the University of Copenhagen
- Use Copenhagen as your classroom through field studies to local institutions to discuss topics in geology, arctic geopolitics, and the environment
- Spend a week with your classmates and DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to Greenland where you will encounter the 200,000 year-old Greenland ice sheet, magnificent flora and fauna, the Russell Glacier, and hopefully witness the aurora borealis!
- During core course week, you will participate in geological and biological studies at the Cliffs of Stevns and Møn
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is right for you if you study environmental science, biology, geology, chemistry, or earth science. You should be interested in learning the hard science behind climate change, combining field work with research in class.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> Climate Change from a Historical Perspective
Examine climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through the study of past climate developments. Combine climate theory with hands-on experience, such as ice core analysis at the dedicated Center for Ice & Climate at University of Copenhagen and on a study tour to Greenland.
- Credits: 3
- Prerequisites: One semester environmental science or earth science at university level. One year biology or chemistry highly recommended.
- Week-Long Study Tour:Greenland
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Southern 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 Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and Biology.