History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, DesignSemester Course

History of Copenhagen: Structure, Plan, Design, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
History, Urban Design, Urban Studies
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The question underlying this course is a simple one: Why does Copenhagen look the way it does? The answer is less simple, though. Cities are human artifacts whose structure, plan, and design have evolved over the centuries in response to ever-changing needs and ideas. Therefore, to grasp current Copenhagen, we embark on an exciting journey into European intellectual, artistic, religious, political, economic, social, technological, and military history.


Anders Larsen

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

Cand.Mag. (History and English Literature and Language, University of Copenhagen, 2008). Research focused on cultural history and visual culture. Teaches Meaning of Style, which is an introduction to semiotic analysis using fashion as a case study, as well as Visual Culture of Cities in the summer. Worked on various projects for DIS relating to cultural competencies and cultural engagement and staff training within the Housing & Student Affairs department. With DIS since 2007.