The Academic Environment
The teaching of Semiotics is mainly in the form of seminars, but also includes practical exercises such as presentations by students and small written assignments followed by discussions. In addition, you are responsible for a so-called “student symposium”, in which students present their assignments or other examples of work in progress.
The Cognitive Semiotics environment is extremely international and students from almost all continents attend on a daily basis. The teaching draws on your main subject, so that knowledge, theories and analyses within and outside Cognitive Semiotics support each other. The supplementary subject focuses on independence, collaboration, dialogue and presentation skills, interdisciplinary and philosophical openness, and – last but not least – an academic interest.
Teaching in English
Many of the students taking the supplementary subject in Cognitive Semiotics are exchange students or foreigners permanently residing in Denmark, and all the teaching is therefore conducted in English. If you wish, it is possible to hand in exam papers and minor assignments in Danish.
As a Semiotics student, you spend every day at the Nobel Park along with others studying many languages, Philosophy, the History of Ideas and Psychology. Students with a variety of interests therefore influence your everyday life.Together with students of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, you can contribute to – or just read – the Semikolon journal, which aims at creating dialogue between students of Semiotics, Philosophy and the History of Ideas.