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Contemporary Denmark has been recognized worldwide for advancements in design and technology, as well as for progressive cultural and social policies. Understanding the Danes and Danish culture is key to understanding Danish innovations and solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century.

Working with the foundation, the University of Washington department of Scandinavian Studies has developed the Copenhagen Classroom Program. This 12-credit, interdisciplinary, intensive four-week course. Students live and study for the month of August in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Copenhagen Classroom program was established in 2006 and the first University of Washington student group studied in Copenhagen for the month of August. The program is divided into four week-long mini-courses, taught in English by dynamic UW faculty and Scandinavian specialists.  Simultaneously with the interdisciplinary program, students can also choose to participate in a 3-week intensive Danish language course taught by Danish faculty at the University of Copenhagen.

This program is open to ALL University of Washington students.  Undergraduate students at all levels are strongly encouraged to apply.

     Copenhagen Classroom 2006 - Danish Innovations. Less is more.

  •      Architecture and Urban Planning in Copenhagen -- taught by Professor Peter Cohan
  •      Danish Literary Culture -- taught by Jan Krogh Nielsen & Professor Marianne Stecher-Hansen
  •      Transportation Mobility in the Oresund Region -- taught byProfessor Annica Kronsell
  •      Small National, Global Cinema - Danish Dogma Films -- taught by Professor Mette Hjort

      Copenhagen Classroom 2007 - Danish Innovations. Tracking the Process

  •      Danish Literature in Translation -- taught by Professor Tiina Nunnally
  •      The Danish Model- The New Danish Cinema -- taught by Professor Mette Hjort
  •      Sustainable Mobility in the Oresund Region -- taught by Professor Annica Kronsell
  •      Architecture and Urban Space -- taught by Jennifer Dee

      Copenhagen Classroom 2008 - Sustainable Designs.  Artful Traditions.

  •      Sustainable Transport Systems -- taught by Professor Annica Kronsell
  •      Sustainable Cinema-from Silent Film to Dogma -- taught by Professor Mette Hjort
  •      Eco-criticism & Danish Literature -- Jan Krogh Nielsen & Professor Marianne Stecher-Hansen
  •      Sustainable Designs and Architecture -- taught by Jennifer Dee & Professor Peter Cohan

      Copenhagen Classroom 2009 - Multicultural Scandinavia?

  •      Sociology and Politics of Integration -- taught byProfessor Steven Pfaff & Sarah Valdez
  •      Ethnicity and Film -- taught by Professor Mette Hjort
  •      Multicultural Literature -- Professor Marianne Stecher-Hansen & Peter Leonard
  •      Multicultural Architecture & Urban Design -- taught by Jennifer Dee

       Copenhagen Classroom 2010 - Global Denmark

  •     Danish Society and Politics -- taught by Professor Steven Pfaff
  •     Denmark's Literature -- taught by Professor Marianne Stecher-Hansen
  •     Global/Local in Architecture and Desigh -- taught by Jennifer Dee
  •     Danish Cinema -- taught by Professor Andrew Nestigen

This Program has concluded and has been replaced by a Summer scholarships Program

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