|Type||Short duration course, short course|
|Nominal duration||7.8.-23.8.2018 (6 ECTS)|
EARLY BIRD prices valid until 28.2.2018
Expenses for Special Courses
A minimum of 2 years of university-level studies is required for all courses. See course-specific requirements below >> target students.
All courses are taught in English. Although applicants are not required to present an official certificate of language proficiency, all students must be fluent in English. A good command of English is necessary for completing the course (following teaching, participating in classroom discussions, writing essays) as well as managing day-to-day matters in Finland. An applicant can be rejected if his/her level of English is not deemed equivalent to the standards.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The world is changing dramatically, and we need new ways of explaining and understanding what is happening when people meet across borders (national, regional, cultural, linguistic borders, etc.).
In the first part of this exciting course, new critical perspectives from the fields of multicultural / intercultural communication and education are proposed. Basic concepts such as culture, globalisation, identity and diversity are introduced and critically reviewed.
The originality comes from using China to illustrate the second part of the course. The One Belt, One Road Initiative, which promotes connectivity and cooperation between different continents, is a great example of today’s new global world. The initiative aims to support infrastructure networks, as well as cultural and educational collaboration. This example is best suited to work on today’s interculturality.
Working together and with the lecturers, the participants will analyse different documents about the initiative and discuss what interculturality is and what it entails. The participants will learn to transfer the acquired knowledge and methods related to interculturality to other contexts.
The students learn to analyse situations of interculturality from reflexive and critical perspectives; they have a good understanding of intercultural encounters in different contexts of communication and in education; they are able to critique basic concepts related to interculturality; they have acquired knowledge about how to discuss and examine China’s One Road, One Belt Initiative; they are able to transfer this knowledge to other contexts.
Course format and teaching methods
Lectures, workshops and discussions with world specialists on issues of interculturality. Group tasks will help to prepare for the final project.
Advanced Bachelor’s and Master’s levels. Students who have an interest in intercultural studies, intercultural / multicultural education and social justice, but also sociology and anthropology. No background in intercultural studies needed.
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You may contact the course coordinator with questions concerning the course content.
With any other questions concerning Helsinki Summer Schoool or the application process, please contact email@example.com.
If you need a visa, please apply 31st of May the latest.
NB! The application deadline is June 26th, 2018. However the students of the University of Helsinki may apply until July 20th, 2018.