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The first step in finding the right program for you is about setting your own academic and personal goals. It is most likely that multiple programs may be possible for you; there is no single perfect program. To discuss your academic and personal goals or specific programs you can contact an SCU Study Abroad advisor at studyabroad@scu.edu or 408-551-3019.

 
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Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Use your computer science skills to understand the different components and thought processes that are considered when developing a game. Explore the phases of game development and create a preliminary game product in a semester group project to understand the translation of computer science into the visualization of game creation. Gain comprehensive insight into the past, present, and future of the gaming industry through faculty-led study tours in Denmark and Germany. Meet with experts in the gaming field on field studies in Copenhagen. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; One year of introduction to computer science coursework and a two quarters of calculus at the university level. Must have exposure/ experience within algorithms, operating system design, and programming languages.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/computer-science/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING SPRING 2015 - This program allows students to explore climate change theory and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history in the Arctic. This 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, combining field work with research in class. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 2 quarters of environmental science or earth science at university level. 3 quarters of physics or chemistry at university level is highly recommended.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/environmental-science-of-the-arctic/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Explore core topics within gender and sexuality studies in the context of Scandinavia and Europe, well-known for gender equality, queer activism, and liberal policies. Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on a core course study tour to flamboyant Berlin, queer capital of Europe, to explore LGBTQ spaces, histories, and activism. Field studies and panels with Danes give you an intimate look into European gender and sexuality and invite you to reflect on your own norms and values. A Gender Bender Workshop with the local drag community to reflect on the use of clothing, body language, and gestures to code and decode your own and others? genders and sexualities. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/gender-and-sexuality-studies/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Prostitution is legal in Denmark, Sweden, and the Netherlands, but each country applies its own policies and laws. You will explore how different cultures construct very different narratives about sex, gender, and rights, and grapple with conflicting views. Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to talk with former sex workers and NGOs and examine the differences, legally and socially, in how prostitution is approached in comparison to Denmark. Use Copenhagen as your case study with guest lecturers and class visits to the city?s Red Light District and organizations such as Reden (The Nest), a drop-in facility for Danish sex workers. Mirror decision makers within the Danish government in a final panel debate on controversial topics such as prohibiting prostitution, legalizing it, and the criminalization of the customer. Students on this program are required to take 15 semester credits which includes a Danish Language and Culture course.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to mid December; mid January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay, Folkehojskole (rural campus), danish roommate apartment, student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level F - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/programs/prostitution-and-the-sex-trade/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Based on readings and student experiences at their practicum sites, this seminar examines practices around the terms ethnic diversity, the good childhood, ethnicity and multiculturalism in Danish culture, education and social policy. Cultural and educational issues such as teaching practices, intercultural communication and learning, multilingualism, the influence of culture on education, and Nordic philosophies on nature and play will be thoroughly examined.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/children-in-a-multicultural-context-2/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course will examine psychological research findings, theory, and methods related to the study of human behavior and experience as a function of culture. Culture will be interpreted to include ethnicity and social class, but may also include other general factors that have a similarly broad effect in psychology. We will examine the influence of culture on such psychological domains as: basic perceptual and cognitive processes, human development and family processes, and issues in social, personality, clinical, and abnormal psychology.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; university level psychology course.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/cross-cultural-psychology-2/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course will take a closer look at the emerging market in a broader and perhaps more unconventional perspective than usually done. What happens with a country when it is on an economic fast-tract? What happens to the culture, norms and values? What happens to the countries relation with the 1st World economies? And how do they facilitate the change in the society so that they can sustain their newly achieved wealth? These are some of the questions we will seek to answer in an interactive and exploring learning environment. By the end of this course you will be able to understand and critically analyze emerging markets as a concept and you will have a broader and more holistic view on where the financial wealth will take them; politically, culturally, ethically, demographically, militarily and socially.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/emerging-markets/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course is a study of clinical psychology with a focus on the way the field is approached within a European context. The course will cover cultural and ethical issues, as well as different psychotherapeutic schools and how they view some of the main psychological disorders. The focus throughout the course will be on adult mental health. The following topics will be covered: contemporary theories of abnormality, psychological disorders, empirically supported assessment and treatment approaches and preventative measures, as well as psychological problem areas related to health and culture. Students will discuss controversial issues in the field and consider the differences in U.S. and Danish approaches to diagnostics and treatment by looking at our two different diagnostic systems (DSM IV in the US and ICD-10 in Europe) and subsequent therapies.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; university level psychology course.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/european-clinical-psychology/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course approaches the modern food system as a complex set of human and environmental relationships, which reflect the way societies are organized and represent a microcosm of wider social realities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore a number of ecological, economic, cultural, political and ethical dimensions connected with the global food system, as well as strategies and challenges associated with transforming it in a more sustainable direction. The course balances global, U.S. and European perspectives and will include field visits to a Danish farm, an NGO involved in the Danish food system and a study tour to the UK.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Studies

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/food-and-identity/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

A study of the organization and provision of public health in northern Europe, and of the historical, social, economic, and political background of the present health care systems. This course provides an understanding of what determines health, priority-setting for public health policy, and the relationship between the many players involved in policy-making and provision of health services. Social and political dilemmas in the field of health care will be examined. Visits in Denmark and the Netherlands include general practitioners, policy-making institutions, and interest groups that will address the challenges Europe faces in relation to health care due to rising costs, aging populations, and immigration.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/health-delivery-and-prioritization-in-northern-europe/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Introduction to the most significant human diseases posing a threat to our society, their diagnoses and treatments, and to the clinical working methods of physicians as practiced at large, Danish and European university hospitals. This course is taught by doctors from University of Copenhagen Hospitals. Please be aware that the course does not provide regular medical training corresponding to that of medical students and does not include shadowing of doctors or physical examination of patients.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of biology and 3 quarters of chemistry at the university level.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence hall - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/human-health-and-disease-a-clinical-approach-2/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

This course aims to give students an understanding of the biotechnology field by examining the academic and industrial drug development process, biotechnological tools and the opportunities and challenges biotechnology has for medicine including personalized medicine, immune response reactions, stem cells, gene therapy, etc. through a focus on the European pharmaceutical and biotech research community.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; 3 quarters of biology and 3 quarters of chemistry at the university level.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/medical-biotechnology-and-drug-development/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

A study of recent research in the rapidly expanding field of positive psychology. Students will critique the possible pitfalls of a psychology of happiness, explore constructs of subjective well-being, and consider the ways that positive emotions influence cognition, health, wealth, and social relationships.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; university level psychology course.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/positive-psychology/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Trafficking in human beings and prostitution are related and very widespread phenomena in today?s globalized world. This course is an introduction to definitions and manifestations of human trafficking, and an overview of legal, law-enforcement and societal responses to it at the global, European and national levels. Students will also gain an understanding of prostitution from sociological and psychological angles. The study tour to Amersterdam will allow students to gain insight into the implications of legalized prostitution in the Dutch capital. They will be exposed to key actors and learn firsthand how prostitution impacts the women involved, how NGOs operate, and how law enforcement officials learn to cope with legalized prostitution in their city.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/prostitution-and-the-sex-trade/
Europe : Denmark : Copenhagen

Climate change calls for radical re-thinking of a sustainable environment - ultimately, a change towards a 100% renewable energy society. But is this possible? This course examines the technical, economic, political and social aspects of renewable energy and its link with culture. Different renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.) are explored, and the strengths and weaknesses of different policy options (feed-in tariffs, quotas, etc.) are discussed.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Studies

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Engineering
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://disabroad.org/copenhagen/summer-courses/renewable-energy-systems/
 
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