Sustainability in Europe
The core focus of the program is on the social, political, and economic issues associated with sustainable development. Using a predominantly social science approach, you will be introduced to a range of Danish and European stakeholders shaping the sustainability agenda.
- Use Copenhagen as a classroom by visiting some of the world’s most progressive sustainability initiatives. Past visits include the European Environment Agency, Risø National Laboratory for Renewable Energy, and the NGO Energy Crossroads
- Spend your week-long study tour at a leading European destination in one of the key themes of sustainable development, such as grassroots innovation, environmental policy, or climate mitigation and adaptation
- Combine your classroom experiences with field studies and study tour visits by creating your own strategy plan for a sustainable future
- Get involved with sustainability outside of the classroom: live in the Green House, attend DIS-hosted Climate Seminars, volunteer for various sustainability NGOs, bike to school, or be a part of the Sustainability Task Force
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
The program is for you if you are interested in environmental studies, environmental science, public policy, or general environmental affairs.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
Sustainable Development: Environmental, Political & Social Issues will change name after fall 2012 to European Sustainable Development.
>> European Sustainable Development
You will explore a range of sustainability issues in this course, such as the dilemma of economic growth and energy policy in Denmark and the EU. Beginning with a broader look at consumption, prosperity, and spatial levels of sustainability, you will then delve deeper into more specific, case-based examples of sustainable strategic development while on long study tour.
- Credits: 3
- Week-Long Study Tour: Preference of themed-based study tour to Germany | Stockholm | United Kingdom
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Southern Sweden-Northern Germany 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, Business, and Public Policy.