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DIS: Denmark: Philosophy
Copenhagen, Denmark (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 15-MAR-2018
Rolling Admission 19-AUG-2018 14-DEC-2018

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Class Status:
3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language Requirement:
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, University dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
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Education Abroad Advisor:
Abby Leake
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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 
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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 
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 

Visit our website for a full list of additional elective courses!

This program is currently not accepting applications.