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. 

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.  The DIS elective courses on Artificial Intelligence and Computational Analysis of Big Data will count as CS elective credit towards the major. (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 course on The Rhetoric of Gaming in Scandinavia does 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.