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Gut Reaction: How Human Microbes Shape Our Lives

The human body serves as an ecosystem for billions of bacteria that live in and on us. In this course, we explore how the microbiomes living in our bodies affect health and disease. We learn how…

Under the Influence: Alcohol, Drugs, and Young Adulthood

While young Danes continue to be the heaviest drinkers in Europe, high levels of drinking and problematic drug use amongst teens and young adults present a significant global health burden. In this course, you will assess…

Psychology of Eating Disorders

Disordered eating behavior is influenced by a multitude of neurobiological, sociocultural, and psychological factors. We will draw upon scientific research to explore this complex, multifaceted etiology: for instance, how do body dissatisfaction and weight stigma contribute…

Eco-Psychology

Do we face an environmental crisis, or a crisis of humanity’s relationship with the natural environment? Eco-psychology seeks to explore how modern psychological and capitalistic discourses have fragmented individual and social connections from the natural environment.…

Citizen Science on Biodiversity and Climate Change

Biodiversity and climate change research are two scientific disciplines where environmental changes are occurring at an unprecedented speed. Engaging the public and co-creating Citizen and Community Science (CS) research projects with the aim of monitoring large…

Democracies at Risk in Europe

Far right and far left parties have become an important part of political landscape in many European countries. It happened so in spite of hopes that in the post-Cold War Europe there would be no alternative…

Arts & Culture Living & Learning Community

The Arts & Culture LLC will first run in Spring 2023. The Arts & Culture Living & Learning Community is a highly selective housing opportunity, where you will actively engage yourself in Copenhagen through an artistic…

London

The week-long Study Tour takes you to the vibrant city of London that up until the historic Brexit in 2020 was a part of the EU. London is a contrast to Copenhagen on so many parameters…

Western Denmark

Core Course Week, including short Study Tour, enhances the New Media and Changing Communities curriculum, as it allows you to experience how classroom theories are applied to various contexts. During a two-day seminar in Copenhagen and…

Visa Biometric Days

Do not book travel for September 2 and 3 as you will be having your biometric data recorded. Note: This is only relevant for students entering Denmark without a Residence Permit. If you traveled to Denmark…

Epigenetics and the Impact on Health and Disease

Epigenetic modifications are one of the main mechanisms underlying the phenomenon by which organisms alter gene expression and phenotypic characteristics in response to environmental conditions. This course will cover basic concepts of epigenetics as well as…

Helsinki-Tallinn

Estonia and Finland are ideal places to tell the story of business in the European Union and experience European business culture in all its complexities and nuances. After gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991,…

Seville

To have a wider vision of European sustainability policy, it is important to understand Europe as a convergence of cultures and socio-ecological interactions that create one of the most complex institutionalized regions in history. Including Spain…

The Future is Feminine

We are in the midst of a fundamental shift in the collective consciousness. Rather than focusing on external status symbols, competition and lineal rationality, research from a wide variety of disciplines shows that qualities such as…

Food Politics & Policy: Global Dilemmas, Local Solutions

In exploring our vital, contested topic – the politics and policy of food – we address four broad areas: (1) food cultures (both in terms of national/regional, such as the US South or Scandinavia, and cross-national…

Climate Change and Radical Political Movements

Across Europe and the US, climate change and its geopolitical implications – scarcity, inequality, mass migration – are disrupting faith in conventional representative democracy and giving rise to a broad range of anti-establishment political and ecological…

Barcelona

On this week-long Study Tour, our classroom moves to the Spanish region of Catalunya. We dig into the urban sustainable food vibe of Barcelona and travel into the more peri-urban areas where food and wine production…

DIS Slow Traveler

Are you passionate about sustainability, but also curious to explore new places during your time at DIS? We are looking for students who want to travel intentionally, immerse in the local culture, and make mindful decisions to reduce carbon emissions.