DIS Guidelines

DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) is an off-campus study program in Copenhagen.  Large numbers of Carleton students have attended for many years, including some CS majors.  As with many semester programs, the majority of Carleton students who study at DIS choose to do so in the fall term.  (As with all OCS programs, it is not possible for CS majors to study at DIS in the fall of senior year, because of our comps schedule.)  Most Carleton CS students studying at DIS choose to pursue intellectual interests other than computer science, but DIS has recently launched a new program in computer science, focusing on Game Development. 

To participate in any non-Carleton OCS program, including DIS, you must complete an application form for approval from the OCS office to participate.

How Credit Transfers Back to Carleton

The DIS "core course" on Game Development and its accompanying lab will count as CS elective credit towards the major.

There are two DIS elective courses that count as CS elective credit towards the major: Artificial Intelligence and Computational Analysis of Big Data. (The AI course overlaps with Carleton's CS 321; you cannot "double dip" by receiving credit for AI at DIS and for CS 321 at Carleton.)  The DIS elective courses on The Rhetoric of Gaming in Scandinavia and Disruptive Technology do not count towards the CS major.

The number of Carleton credits that you'll receive (and thus how many CS major elective credits you'll receive) is determined by the registrar's office.  The Carleton OCS office has a great deal of experience with DIS and can help you navigate any questions about credit transfer.