Summer in Copenhagen, Denmark - Child Development and Diversity and/or Humanities
"The Child Development Program offers new perspectives on childhood, child development, and early education as well as real-life insights into the complex issue of diversity, integration, and education." --www.DIScopenhagen.org
Copenhagen is a little bit off the beaten track--which is exactly why it is so interesting. You will find it a cosmopolitan capital of 1.5 million people; a safe and hospitable city that was founded in 1167 and now combines medieval charm with modern lifestyles and easy access to the rest of continental Europe.
Students take 2 courses for a maximum of six credit hours. Students will be taught by DIS faculty. Dr. Rebecca Oatsvall, professor of Business at Meredith, is the Program Director.
Children in a Multicultural Context: Danish Theory and Practice (Meredith Equivalent: CD 440)
Multicultural issues such as intercultural communication, dual socialization, cultural embeddedness, human rights, language proficiency, teaching practices. The influence of ethnic, racial and gender prejudices or stereotypes and how they affect development. Cross-cultural comparisons between the educational and social integration policies in Denmark and the U.S.
Children with Special Needs: Danish (Theory) and Practice (Meredith Equivalent: BK 341)
A philosophical and critical framework for working with and understanding children and families with special needs. Since the Danish approach to special education is built on principles from general educational and development theories, the course focuses on the Danish social system and how children are normally brought up, treated and educated, and on various methods of how to create quality of life for children with special needs.
European Politics: The European Union (Meredith Equivalent: Politics Elective -- counts for International Business minor; Social and Behavioral Science Elective)
A study of the European Union (EU) in terms of historical background, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, European integration, and role in the world -- politically, economically, and militarily. The transatlantic relationship. (3 credits).
European Art: From Impressionism to Abstract Art (Meredith Equivalent: ART 324; Arts & Aesthetics Elective)
An introduction to Modern Art ca. 1870-1950, combining an exploration of major trends and their cultural context with in-depth analysis of leading artists and art movements/styles. Discussion will focus on specific artworks, often from the extensive museum collections in Copenhagen. (3 credits)
Successful completion of this program along with Core 200 project fulfills Core 200 requirement.
May 26 - June 30, 2007 (tentative)
Program Costs vary from year to year.
The estimated base cost for Summer, 2006 is $6,770.00* which includes:
- Home stay with family including room and meals
- Local commuting
- Study tours
*Kollegium students add approximately $500 for food and a refundable $200 deposit.
Passport and ISIC (International Student Identity Card) $100
Round-trip airfare (high estimate) $1000
Payments may be divided into three. Please ask Dr. Oatsvall for due dates.
This program is open to all students who are in good academic and social standing. A G.P.A. of at least 3.0 is preferred.
Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2007*
Dr. Rebecca Oatsvall or 919-760-8484.
Kevin Morrison or 919-760-8429