Discover how the city has become the focal point for cultural expression, social change, and political tension. Symbolizing freedom and upward mobility, the city promises a better life while at the same time generating challenges and fears.
- Travel on two course-integrated study tours to Vienna and Budapest where you will compare how these cities are currently developing their infrastructure from both the Eastern and Western European sociopolitical contexts
- Use Copenhagen as your classroom on field studies that explore its dramatic urban change over the past few decades, from the development of a welfare state to a cutting-edge, sustainable, and livable city
- Build a dynamic dialogue with a variety of guest lectures from local historians, sociologists, and urban planners
PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE
This program is for you if you study history, urban design, urban studies, politics, or sociology and wish to engage and examine contemporary cities through a multidisciplinary academic lens.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> European Urban Life and Development (Note: This course will change name to The European Urban Experience: Why Cities Matter from fall 2015)
The course will integrate architectural, geographical, historical, and social dimensions to explore the European city as a venue of human interaction and experience. You will learn to read each city through its architecture, art, history, literature, politics, social movements, and urban layout.
- Credits: 3
- Week-Long Study Tour: Budapest-Vienna
- Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Northern Germany alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 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 courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to urban studies.