Courses Study Abroad Courses at DIS
Your Freedom of Choice
Choosing your curriculum is the first move in planning your study abroad experience. Your first steps should be:
- Choose one core class from a selection of 23 programs
- Pick elective courses from over 200 academically challenging courses
- Enhance your curriculum by adding an Optional Study Tour
Getting Your Courses Approved at Your Homeschool
Please ensure that you meet individual course prerequisites and your home university's requirements regarding academics and credits. Look through the elective course list, and be open to subjects outside your major. You may be surprised by what catches your eye!
You can see the most recent semester's course syllabi on each individual course page. Print it out and take it with you if you have a meeting with your academic advisor to get a course approved. And be sure to have a couple of extra courses of interest approved by your advisors as backups in case scheduling conflicts arise.
Courses & Credits
- Most courses are worth 3 credits, while a few carry 1 or 6 credits. All courses are designed for upper-division undergraduate students and taught in English
- Courses at DIS are taught primarily by local faculty who hold permanent positions in academia, civil governance, business administration and other professions. They instruct in the area of their profession, thus 'teaching what they do' and imparting a real-life perspective alongside the theory of the classroom
- All courses use the rich resources of Copenhagen for field studies to companies, galleries, parliament, television stations, hospitals, urban development projects, museums, and much more
- DIS offers several courses that include experiential learning such as practicums and labs allowing you to gain real world experience with local organizations
- Read about credit transfer from DIS to your home university
- DIS offers a Danish Language and Culture course which is strongly recommended to ensure you make the most of immersing in Danish society
- You have the opportunity to take courses at a regular Danish university (see below), take courses in performing arts, continue your language studies, or pursue a research project
Courses at Danish Universities
A small number of courses open to DIS students are taught in English for both Danish and international students at various universities in Copenhagen. They are taught in the Danish pedagogical method which requires you to be independently responsible for keeping up with the readings and assignments and your course grade may be based on one final exam, which may be an oral exam. Courses offered by a local Danish university can be filtered on the course list page.