Vestergade 7, Copenhagen DK
Environmental Science of the Arctic Explore climate change theory and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history in the Arctic, and examine the evidence on your study tour to Iceland, Greenland, or Norway. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTSUse unique geological locations in the region to discuss topics in geology, climate research, ecosystems, and the environment Join your DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to glaciers of Iceland, the ice sheet of Greenland, or the tundra of Norway Learn from leading researchers in climate change and specialists from the world-renowned Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute STUDENT PROFILEThis program is right for you if you study biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or geology. You should be interested in the hard science behind climate change and combining fieldwork with research in class. CORE COURSE OPTIONS Glaciers and Human Impact: Icelandic Climate Change Case StudyFall/Spring, 3 Credits Focus on the natural science and societal aspects of climate change with a case study from historic times. Take a journey from ancient times to the present through periods when the climate was strikingly different from today and examine the mechanisms and feedback governing the climate system. Week-Long Study Tour: Iceland Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. Ice Cores and Ice Ages: Greenlandic Climate Change Case StudyFall/Spring, 3 Credits Examine the natural science aspects of climate change during the prehistoric time with focus on the glacial and the glaciation. You will examine climate mitigation and adaptation strategies through the study of past climate developments, especially throughout previous ice ages.Week-Long Study Tour: Greenland Core Course Week: Study tour to Eastern Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen Prerequisites: One semester of environmental science or earth science at university level. One year of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended. Polar Biology Fall/Spring, 3 Credits Gain an understanding of the biology of polar areas, with a special emphasis on the Northern Hemisphere. You will further understand how organisms of the polar regions are evolutionarily adapted to cold terrestrial or marine habitats with strong seasonality. Week-Long Study Tour: Norway Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen Prerequisites: One semester of environmental or earth science at university level. One semester of biology or ecology is highly recommended. Visit our website for a complete list of the 250 additional electives available to you!
Vestergade 7, Copenhagen DK
Analyze the legal aspects and political context behind major modern conflicts and human rights violations in Europe, enhancing your knowledge of international law and human rights.IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?It’s a good fit if you study:GovernmentHuman RightsInternational RelationsLegal StudiesPolitical ScienceCORE COURSE Humanitarian Law and Armed ConflictFall/Spring, 3 Credits This course is an examination of the laws of armed conflict and human rights laws and how they apply to contemporary cases. The course finds inspiration in current events, and enables you to analyze issues such as the war against ISIS, the use of drones, and cyberattacks in a legal context. You gain a thorough understanding of the legal aspects that regulate modern conflicts and understand how they interact with the political environment.Week-Long Study Tour: Kosovo (Fall) or Bosnia (Spring) Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen Prerequisites: A course in international relations or human rights at university level. Visit our website for a full list of over 250 additional elective courses!