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DIS Copenhagen – Philosophy
Copenhagen, Denmark (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Please see application instructions for this program below.
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study:
Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy, Research
Language of Instruction:
Housing Options:
Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall
Class Eligibility:
3. Junior, 4. Senior
Credit Type:
Program Type:
Research, Study
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:

Study European philosophy, past and present. This program places you at the European roots of wonder and awe, and gives you an understanding of both the history of ideas and critical contemporary discourse. 

  • Understand philosophical theories and develop the ability to articulate your own philosophical views, which will challenge you to take part in ongoing intellectual exploration 
  • Travel with your class and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours, where you will follow the steps of great continental European thinkers and discover the locales that saw the birth of some of the world’s most significant ideas 
  • Meet with local university students and experts to discuss continental philosophy, and further your understanding of material debated in class 

This program is right for you if you study philosophy, religious studies, classics, or ethics with a strong interest in the thinking of classical Greece and the ideas of continental European philosophy. Be prepared to grapple with challenging content as you gain skills in navigating demanding texts. 


Religious Mythos and Philosophical Logos 
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
We explore the function of myth and the emergence of the rational philosophical mind. We begin with the great poets, philosophers, and prophets of Ancient Greece, including Homer, Sophocles, and Plato, and conclude with works from the modern continental thinkers: Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Athens 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany-Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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