Communication, Digital Media Studies, Marketing, Professional Writing
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants:
Trust, authenticity, connection, engagement, cross-cultural perspectives – all concepts the field of communications grapples with across roles and organizations today. These are notions that you as a future professional will face in the ever-changing career that awaits you. Place yourself in the center of the European landscape to understand how to communicate across cultures, hone your critical media literacy, or gain knowledge of new media trends and public relations in Europe.
How do new media and tech facilitate or challenge democracy, collaboration, and community building? The ambition of this course is to understand the historical and contemporary importance of media in creating communities. Hone your critical media literacy and examine how both new and existing communities are imagined, constructed, and represented in online media and tech. The course also focuses on the controversy of surveillance, privacy, and the dark side of the web.
This course introduces you to the field of strategic communication in Denmark and the UK. Through Field Studies, case studies, guest lectures, and Study Tours, you gain first-hand knowledge of how communication professionals work. Classes are built around Danish and European case studies, giving you a framework to evaluate and create strategic communication campaigns to prepare you for strategic communication tasks in the real world.
Core Course Study Tours
This program travels on Study Tours to the following destinations:
New Media and Changing Communities:
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels or Dublin
Core Course Week: Southern Sweden
Week-Long Study Tour: London
Core Course Week: Denmark
Early in the semester, you delve into your academic focus during Core Course Week, in which you travel on a short Study Tour for three days in Denmark or a neighboring country, combined with a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Later in the semester, you travel again with your Core Course on a week-long Study Tour in Europe.
While on tour, theories learned in the classroom come to life by meeting with professionals and experts in your field who contribute to furthering your understanding of course topics. Study Tours are hands-on and experiential, combining theory with practice, and expose you to additional cultural perspectives. You have the opportunity to visit sites and experts in your field of interest that you may not otherwise have access to.
Add elective courses to complement your Core Course at DIS Copenhagen. You decide how to build your course load based on your needs and interests!
Electives range across disciplines and include research, workshops, studios, and even Exploration Electives, which come with a travel component.