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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Option: Homestay, Residence Hall Minimum GPA: 3.0
Program Type: Approved Language of Instruction: English
Class Eligibility: 3.Junior, 4.Senior
Program Description:
Europe is the cradle of liberal democracy, civil rights, and secular culture, yet also shaped by colonialist expansion, social engineering, and brutal tyrannies. In this program, we traverse the ambiguities of European history.

  • Unfold the ambiguity of Europe through a study of contemporary discourses in memory studies and the field of history
  • Embark on a journey into European intellectual, artistic, religious, political, economic, social, technological, and military history
  • Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated Study Tours to experience history at the very sites where significant events took place
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It’s a good fit if you study:
  • History
  • Political Science


Competing Narratives: Modern European History
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
A study of how selective ways of remembering Europe’s past have shaped collective and individual identities. This course examines the complex web of competing historical narratives, studying concepts and discourses in the contemporary field of history and memory studies. Europe – the cradle of liberal democracy, civil rights, Western culture and secular civilization, but also fertile ground for colonialist expansion, racist violence, social engineering, and the brutal tyrannies of the 20th century: in this course you will explore the staggering ambiguities of the European experience in the modern era. Using Warsaw and Berlin as powerful case studies, you will study the trajectory of Modern Europe: from the ambiguities and pitfalls of nationalism, through the catastrophic destruction and genocidal violence of WWII to the rebuilding of the continent as a diverse, yet unified entity. The two war-torn but revitalized capitals, bridging East and West, provide the perfect gateway for an exploration of the fascinating complexities of European Modern History. 
Week-Long Study Tour: Berlin-Warsaw 
Core Course Week:Northern Germany-Denmark 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 04/03/2020 08/15/2020 05/15/2021
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 04/03/2020 08/15/2020 12/12/2020
Spring 2021 05/01/2020 05/22/2020 01/16/2021 05/15/2021