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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Apartment, Homestay, Residence halls Area of study: International Relations, Political Science
Class Status: 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Description:
Terrorism & Security
Better understand the concept and phenomenon of terrorism, and the attempts to counter it. We will analyze recent European cases and the asymmetric strategic approaches employed by security services.

  • Meet with academic experts, journalists, and politicians to discuss how current incidents and events are framed in the public discourse on Field Studies
  • Visit security operators to discuss current terror threats and learn about counter-terror measures
  • Understand the historical underpinnings of terrorism in Europe, and gain a new perspective for your future professional or academic discourse around one of the most debated burning political issues of the 21st century
  • Bring theory to life and reflect on the causes of terrorism by traveling with your class on Study Tour to sites of recent terrorist attacks
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • International Relations
  • Political Science


Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits 
Terrorism and counter-terrorism have been on everyone’s mind since 9/11. However, terrorism didn’t just appear out of the blue on that horrifying September day. This course is a study of terrorism – its causes, aims, and forms – and of counter-terrorism measures introduced by the international community and individual states. The course examines the implications of terrorism for international politics in the 21st century. In order to be able to better understand the concept and phenomenon of terrorism and the attempts to fight it, we look at some of the many terrorist attacks and attempts to deal with terrorism from a European perspective. It is both relevant and important to study terrorism from a European perspective, because (unfortunately) several European countries have a very long history of dealing with terrorism (e.g. Northern Ireland (IRA), Spain (ETA), Italy (Red Brigades), Germany (Red Army Faction), Russia (The People’s Will and The Black Widows). This perspective will allow us to better understand why terrorism occurs, how terrorists organize and operate, and what some of the consequences are of reacting in different ways to terrorism.
Week-Long Study Tour: Belfast-Dublin or London-Oslo 
Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark or Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen 
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 03/15/2019 08/17/2019 12/14/2019